Deadlines, Requirements and Compact Benefits

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Deadlines

TermDeadline
Summer 2017 May 15, 2017
Fall 2017 August 1, 2017
Spring 2017 December 1, 2016

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:

TermDeadline
Summer 2017 May 1, 2017
Fall 2017 July 15, 2017
Spring 2017 November 15, 2016

(source: Undergraduate Catalog)


Requirements for Transfer Admissions

If you've attempted up to and including 12 semester hours of credit, you'll be evaluated as a freshman for admission purposes and must meet the current freshman admission requirements. The Grade Point Average (GPA) earned for the attempted 12 hours or less will not affect the admission decision.

If you've attempted more than 12 semester hours, but have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable credit at the time of application, you must:

  • Meet current freshman admission requirements.
  • Be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) from all colleges/universities attended (as computed by NIU standards).

If you've earned 24-59 semester hours -OR- earned 60 or more semester hours of transferable credit at the time of application, you must:

  • Be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) from all colleges/universities attended (as computed by NIU standards).

Compact Benefits for Illinois Public Community College Graduates

A graduate of an Illinois public community college who has not previously attended NIU will be admitted as long as there is space available. The student will enter with junior standing and all NIU general education requirements will be considered complete if the student has met the following qualifications prior to enrolling at NIU:

  • An Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.) or an approved Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree from an Illinois public community college
  • At least a C average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) as calculated by the community college
  • At least 60 semester hours of credit
  • A status of good standing at the last college attended

Contact the Transfer Center with questions about transfer admission requirements!

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050

Email: admissions@niu.edu

Transfer Center: transfercenter@niu.edu

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