Admissions Process

Before You Apply

First, check to be sure you meet NIU's international admission requirements.

Am I an international student?

You are considered an international student if you are:

  • A new or current U.S. visa holder
  • A pending permanent resident
  • A student with refugee or asylum status

Pending permanent residents will be considered nonimmigrant students until they have an I551 stamp on their passport or who have received their Permanent Resident Card.

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Transfers

After You Apply

Next steps

Contact Us

International Admissions
Williston Hall 406
DeKalb, IL 60115


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