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UNIV 201

UNIV 201: The Transfer Experience provides an invaluable introduction to NIU. These elective, one-credit, 11-­week courses are designed to help you adjust to NIU, meet fellow incoming students and develop skills necessary to succeed at NIU and beyond.

  • Practicing success strategies through collaborative learning activities
  • Learning how to use essential online tools such as MyNIU, Blackboard and NIU student email
  • Understanding where and when to go for help
  • Gaining vital skills in writing, communication and critical thinking through the Common Reading Experience
  • Networking with NIU faculty, staff and peers while making new and maintaining existing friendships

Courses have an average class size of 19 students to foster close student interaction. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed.

Who can take UNIV 201 in Spring 2018:

  • Students can retake the course if they received a D, F or W in fall 2017
  • Second-semester transfer students who did not take the course in their first-semester.
  • New frist-year transfer students

Course Information

Class # Section Day Time Room* Educator(s) Comments
4337 P002 TTH 2-2:50 p.m. DU 322 TBA Transfer
4339 P003 MW 11-11:50 a.m. DU 446 TBA Transfer

*Locations are subject to change


  1. Visit MyNIU to pick a section.
  2. All UNIV 201 sections need a permit number. Call 815-753-0028 or send an email to with your name, Z-ID, your selected section and a phone number where you can be reached.
  3. After getting your permit number, you can enroll in a UNIV 201 course at MyNIU.

Contact Us

First- and Second-Year Experience
Altgeld Hall 100