Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the application deadlines?

2. How long will it take to process my application?

3. Is my application processed more quickly if I apply online?

4. How much does it cost to apply?

5. How do I find out what courses I should register for?

6. What is the “HOLD” I see in my student account after admission?

7. What housing is available on campus?

8. Do I have to live in the residence halls?

9. How can I get around campus?

10. How much is tuition?

11. How can I get a catalog or class schedule?

12. Does NIU offer health care and medical insurance for students?

13. What kind of assistance does the university provide for students with disabilities?

14. Will my credits transfer?

15. I have a 3-year (non-Bologna) bachelor's degree. Can I complete one year at NIU and receive an NIU degree?

16. How can I get to NIU from the airport?

Contact Us

All supporting documents necessary to process your application must be sent to:

International Admissions
Northern Illinois University
1425 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1346


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