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Next Steps


Next Steps: Steps to Attending

Use these pages as a guide to attending NIU. We will provide resources, information and important dates that you will need to know at different times throughout your college career. These pages will be a guide for you from visiting campus, to enrolling in that first day of college, to walking across the graduation stage!

There will also be important information regarding resources for parents to get involved at NIU.

We are glad that you have joined the Huskie family! We look forward to helping you reach your full potential and enjoy your college experience to the fullest. GO HUSKIES!

Future NIU Students

What should you do before you become a Northern Illinois University student? Make sure you stay on track before you ever get to NIU.  

Junior Students

Congratulations, you are officially an upper classmen! Learn what new responsibilities you have and how to start aligning yourself for graduation.

Freshmen Students

Welcome to Northern Illinois University! Make sure to check and see how you can make the most out of your collegiate career here at NIU!

Senior Students

Senior year is finally here! Find out everything you need to complete to be eligible for graduation. We are here to help you in this new transition!

Sophomore Students

Welcome back! Make sure to check out what you should be thinking about during your second year at Northern Illinois University.

Families of NIU Students

Having a student in college can leave you with questions. Find out how to get involved and empower your student to be successful at NIU.