Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application deadlines?

How long will it take to process my application?

Is my application processed more quickly if I apply online?

How much does it cost to apply?

How do I find out what courses I should register for?

What is the “HOLD” I see in my student account after admission?

What housing is available on campus?

Do I have to live in the residence halls?

How can I get around campus?

How much is tuition?

How can I get a catalog or class schedule?

Does NIU offer health care and medical insurance for students?

What kind of assistance does the university provide for students with disabilities?

Will my credits transfer?

I have a 3-year (non-Bologna) bachelor's degree. Can I complete one year at NIU and receive an NIU degree?

How can I get to NIU from the airport?

Contact Us

All supporting documents necessary to process your application must be sent to:

International Admissions
Northern Illinois University
1425 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-8276

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