Gain a Competitive Edge With EngagePLUS

Engaged learning experiences are a valuable, exciting part of your NIU education. They allow you to gain hands-on experience in your field of study and see if your future career will be a good fit. EngagePLUS provides a way for you to achieve recognition for these experiences by earning transcript notations. These notations will make you stand out to employers and graduate schools.

EngagePLUS Notations

You can earn EngagePLUS transcript notations for extensive, immersive learning experiences in six different categories. Learn about the criteria for each EngagePLUS category.

Professional Development Notations

You can also earn a Professional Development transcript notation for completing a comprehensive professional development program. Read more about the criteria for Professional Development notations.

Human Diversity Requirement

If you began attending NIU in the fall of 2017 or after, you can apply to use a hands-on learning experience to fulfill NIU's Human Diversity requirement. Learn more about the criteria for the Human Diversity requirement.