Checklist for Orientation for Transfer Students


We're excited to see you for orientation! Follow these steps to complete this important part of becoming a Huskie.

  • 1

    Register for Orientation

    Log in to MyNIU and click on the Undergraduate Orientation tile to reserve your date. The tile will appear after you pay the enrollment fee.

  • 2

    Complete the Pre-orientation Program

    Find the Pre-orientation Program (POP) in the Undergraduate Orientation tile in MyNIU. We recommend starting it at least two weeks before your orientation date.

  • 3

    Take Placement Tests

    We'll email you information about required and optional placement tests. You must take them before your orientation date.

  • 4

    Submit a Photo for Your ID

    You'll need to submit a photo for your OneCard (student ID). You'll receive an email with instructions within a few days of your orientation date.

  • 5

    Attend Orientation

    On your orientation date, you'll meet with an advisor to choose your courses. Your advisor will contact you within seven days of your orientation date to tell you what time you'll meet. You can prepare by:

  • 6

    Register for Courses

    After meeting with your advisor, register for courses in MyNIU. Consider adding a UNIV (University Experience) course to help set you up for success.

  • 7

    Attend Huskie to Huskie

    You'll receive information about Huskie to Huskie after you meet with your advisor. This virtual session takes place on your orientation date and allows you to connect with other Huskies.

Changing Your Major

Please note: If you changed your major since you applied to NIU, you must submit a change your major form. We'll confirm the change within 48 hours. We may contact you to reschedule your orientation date.

Contact Us

Orientation and First Year Programs
Altgeld Hall 100
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-0028
orientation@niu.edu

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