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Transfer Admissions


Transfer students find a home at NIU, with over 50% of our students holding credits from other institutions. Whether you are seeking challenging academics, a vibrant campus life or opportunities to serve the community around you by expressing your unique talents and interests, you will find Northern Illinois University an engaging place to live and learn. An NIU education is nationally-recognized in quality, nationally-ranked in value and aimed at providing you with personal, career and life success.

We encourage you to explore our academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, student organizations and opportunities to capitalize on our partnerships to bring your learned theories into practice.

Join us for a campus visit, just for Transfer students. “Transfers Get Information Fridays” or TGIF events feature meetings with an admissions counselor, a transfer-specific admissions presentation and a tour of campus. TGIF presentations begin weekly at 11:30 a.m.  

Register for TGIF

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050


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