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Frequently Asked Questions for Freshmen

1. What are the application deadlines?

2. How long will it take to process my application?

3. Is my application processed more quickly if I apply online?

4. How much does it cost to apply?

5. Does NIU accept AP credit?

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

7. What housing is available on campus?

8. Can I bring a car to campus?

9. How much is tuition?

10. How do I apply for a scholarship or financial aid?

11. How can I get a catalog or class schedule?

12. Does NIU offer health care and medical insurance for students?

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

14. What is the relationship of ACT scores and high school rank to graduation rates?

15. What are official ACT or official SAT score reports?

16. What are official high school or college transcripts?

17. What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?