When to Register

You will register for spring semester classes in November and for summer and fall classes in April. Several weeks in advance, you will be assigned a specific day to register, called an enrollment date. You can register after your enrollment date; however, the earlier you register, the more likely you are to get the classes you need.

Enrollment dates and times are assigned based on the number of credit hours you have. This includes in-progress hours at NIU and completed transfer and proficiency hours. You can find your scheduled enrollment date and time in MyNIU in mid-October and mid-March.

Please note:

  • Students new to NIU must attend orientation and meet with an advisor before they can register.
  • Visiting students can register during open enrollment, which begins after the last assigned enrollment date.
  • Remember that you may register on or after your scheduled enrollment date.

Summer/Fall 2021 Enrollment Dates

Date Population
April 5, 2021 Intercollegiate athletes, veterans and university honor students
April 6, 2021 Graduate Students in Degree Seeking Programs with 21-999.99 Hours
April 7, 2021 Graduate Students in Degree Seeking Programs with 0-20.99
April 7, 2021 Post Baccalaureate Students with 0-999.99 Hours
April 7, 2021 Undergraduate students with 120-999.99 Hours
April 8, 2021 Undergraduate students 90-119.99 Hours
April 9, 2021 Undergraduate students 60-89.99 Hours
April 12-13, 2021 Undergraduate students 30-59.99 Hours
April 14, 2021 Undergraduate students 0-29.99 Hours
April 15, 2021 All Students-at-Large with 0-999.99 Hours
April 16, 2021 Open Enrollment Begins (No enrollment appointment needed)