We’re glad you’re interested in transferring to NIU! Follow these steps to apply.
The admission requirements depend on:
If you haven't decided on a major, spend some time exploring our undergraduate degree programs. You'll be sure to find the perfect fit for you.
Your supporting documents will include transcripts from colleges you attended. You may need to provide high school transcripts. You may also need to submit your ACT/SAT score, if you're applying for admission in 2020.
You may need to provide additional materials if you are:
You’ll begin by creating an account in our system. You will then:
Please note: To be considered for an application fee waiver, submit an NIU application fee waiver form (PDF). You must either have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) report, or be in a college access program at an Illinois public community college.
Once we receive your application and required documents, it usually takes us about two weeks to make an admission decision. Be sure to check the status of your application to see if anything is missing. Submit any missing items as soon as possible.
We’re putting the finishing touches on the application. Sign up to be notified when the Fall 2021 application is available.
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