Admissions

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Whether you’re nearing completion of high school or seeking post-baccalaureate education, NIU will help you become a critical and creative thinker with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to society and the workforce. 

The first step in this journey to lifelong learning is to apply.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Freshmen, transfer, post- baccalaureate, reentering & visiting students.

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Graduate School Admissions

For students seeking an advanced degree (bachelor's degree required).

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College of Law Admissions

For students seeking a Juris Doctor degree.


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International Student Admissions

For international students who wish to study at NIU.

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Professional and Continuing Education

Gain the credentials and certifications necessary to stay ahead in the workplace.

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Off-Campus Academics

Courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends at off-campus locations and online.