Deadlines and Requirements
990 SAT*/19 ACT
2.75* cumulative GPA or top 50% of class
- OR -
1140 SAT/ 23 ACT
2.5* cumulative GPA or top 66% of class
*On a 4.0 Scale
* If you took the SAT prior to March 2016 a 910 SAT is required with a 2.75 GPA. 1070 SAT is required with a 2.5 GPA.
If you hold a GED or do not meet the posted admissions requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions for additional opportunities for admissions review.
Required High School Curriculum
|Mathematics||3 years (algebra, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry or higher)|
|Science||3 years (at least one year lab science)|
|Social Studies||3 years (at least one must be US History or US Government)|
|Foreign Language, Art, or Music||2 years|
Up to one year of required coursework in Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Art or Music can be distributed in any of the five subject areas listed above.
|Summer 2016||May 15, 2016|
|Fall 2016||August 1, 2016|
|Spring 2017||December 1, 2016|
Freshman 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:
|Summer 2016||May 1, 2016|
|Fall 2016||July 15, 2016|
|Spring 2017||November 15, 2016|
(source: Undergraduate Catalog)
Former NIU students seeking Reenter or Reinstatement information, see Returning Students page.