About the REU Program


Program Timeline

Below is a typical timeline for the program, currently NIU is not offering REU to students in the 2015-2016 year.

  • January 30: Online Application Opens
  • March 3: Application Deadline
    • All materials, including faculty recommendations must be received by this date at 4:30 PM CST. 
  • March 17: Admissions Decisions Complete
    • All students will be notified of their status through the email address provided on the REU Application and must promptly respond with their decisions, if accepted.
  • May: Travel arrangements and pre-program information
    • Air travel will be purchased on your behalf and other travel will be confirmed.  Roommate information and other details about campus and DeKalb will be provided.  
    • Faculty mentors and/or REU Coordinator will contact scholars with readings and other preparation material prior to the start of the REU Program.
  • June 15: Travel to DeKalb, welcome, and orientation
  • August 8: End of REU Program; students check out of residence hall and depart campus (Aug. 9)