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

    Confirm your intent to enroll and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee. After you’ve paid your fee, we’ll send you an orientation registration invitation to your NIU student email so that you can select your date.

  • 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

    Our orientation program is required for all admitted students. It will help you discover what it means to be a Huskie. You'll connect to helpful resources, engage with departments essential to your success, meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes. You can prepare for your first orientation advising appointment 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

    Complete Post-Orientation Program (POP 2.0)

    Once you've completed orientation, you'll be sent a link to POP 2.0, a self-guided module that will help you learn more about how to get involved and engaged on campus to make the most of your time at NIU.

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.

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DeKalb, IL 60115

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