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Freshman Next Steps Checklist

1.  Log into MyNIU


2.  Complete Your Application

  • Make sure we have received all necessary supporting documents.
    • Official Transcripts
    • Official ACT or SAT Scores 
    • $40 Application Fee

3. Check Your NIU WebMail

  • From now on, we will contact you through your NIU WebMail.

4. Accept Your Admission

  • If you are admitted you must accept your admission on your MyNIU account to reserve your spot.

5.  Apply for Financial Aid

  • Visit NIU's Financial Aid website for complete overview information and procedures.
  • NIU has a priority filing date of March 1st.

6.  Pick Your Room


7.  Attend Orientation

  • It is required for all new students to attend Orientation.
  • At orientation you will be introduced to life at NIU and register for your first classes. 

8.  Testing Services


 9.  Submit Required Immunization Records


 10.  Student Health Insurance