Advising & Registration


Advisement for the School of Art

Undergraduate: (815) 753-1473
Graduate: (815) 753-0292

Advisement for the School of Music

Graduate: (815) 753-7975

Advisement for the School of Theatre and Dance

Undergraduate and Graduate: (815) 753-8287

Registration Information

New students may apply online or by mail to become an NIU student. For information or to have an application form mailed, undergraduates can call (815) 753-0446 and graduate students can call (815) 753-0395.

Registration information is available through MyNIU. To access MyNIU, first follow the link and log on. Once in MyNIU, click "Self-Service" then "Student Center" to view many useful links including a class browser and registration links.

NIU will no longer mail paper statements. Students will be notified by e-mail when account information is available to view via MyNIU. Payment is due 30 days later. NIU will send official communications through the student e-mail account.

Some courses fill to capacity well before the start of the class and others may be cancelled with insufficient enrollment, so it is best to register as soon as possible. You can access the NIU schedule of classes at

If you have problems registering or have specific questions about registration, telephone the Office of Registration and Records at (815) 753-0681 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For More Information

For more information about off-campus (regional) classes, contact Josh Anderson, Director, Office of External Programs, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, telephone (815) 753-1450, or e-mail

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs
Music Building, room 132

Kristin Sherman

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