Entering freshmen: Top 10% of high school graduating class (or a 3.75 GPA if school does not rank) and 27 ACT score
*Note: The program does exercise some discretion when a student falls slightly below one of these criteria, but perhaps comes from a large or highly competitive high school or other pertinent factors apply.
Currently enrolled students: Cumulative GPA of 3.20 (based on NIU coursework) for admission
Transfer students: Cumulative GPA of 3.20 (based on all transfer coursework)
*Students who are Honors-eligible are automatically invited to join; other interested students may apply
*No application deadline
*Students can enter or leave the Honors Program at any time.