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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. Check out our Themed Learning Community especially designed for freshmen.

8.  Testing Services


 9.  Submit Required Immunization Records


 10.  Student Health Insurance