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Transfer Admission Deadlines, Criteria & Instructions

Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2016 December 1, 2015
Summer 2015 May 15, 2015
Fall 2015 August 1, 2015

Transfer students petitioning for review of an admission decision must have all supporting documents on file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the following dates:

Term Deadline
Spring 2016 November 15, 2015
Summer 2015 May 1, 2015
Fall 2015) July 15, 2015

(source: 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog)

Complete Your Application

Complete transfer applications are those files which contain:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  2. Completed application for undergraduate admission
  3. $40 application fee (Non-Refundable)
  4. All required supporting documents.
  5. An optional Personal Statement with applicant identification as used on your application (full legal name, address, email address, phone number, date, NIU semester desired), may be submitted by mail or e-mail to become part of an application file if desired.
  6. Applicants with 24 or more completed semester hours of transferable college credit must meet or exceed Transfer admissions criteria and are not required to submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT official scores or to meet Freshman admissions criteria. 
  7. Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 completed semester hours of transferable college credit at the time of application, must meet or exceed Freshman admissions criteria in addition to meeting all Transfer admissions criteria, and must also submit
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official ACT or SAT score

*If you cannot attend the initial semester for which you applied, we will hold your official transcripts and other documents for one year from the date of receipt of these documents. 

Applicants who wish to change their initial semester of application to another NIU semester within the same calendar year must submit a new application but do not need to submit another application fee.  If you wish to attend NIU for a semester in a future new calendar year, then you will need to submit a new application and a new fee payment for that application.