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Transfer Application Requirements

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Requirements for Transfer Admissions

If you've attempted up to and including 12 semester hours of credit, you'll be evaluated as a freshman for admission purposes and must meet the current freshman admission requirements. The Grade Point Average (GPA) earned for the attempted 12 hours or less will not affect the admission decision.

If you've attempted more than 12 semester hours, but have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable credit at the time of application, you must:

  • Meet current freshman admission requirements.
  • Be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) from all colleges/universities attended (as computed by NIU standards).

If you've earned 24-59 semester hours -OR- earned 60 or more semester hours of transferable credit at the time of application, you must:

  • Be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) from all colleges/universities attended (as computed by NIU standards).

Compact Benefits for Illinois Public Community College Graduates

A graduate of an Illinois public community college who has not previously attended NIU will be admitted as long as there is space available. The student will enter with junior standing and all NIU general education requirements will be considered complete if the student has met the following qualifications prior to enrolling at NIU:

  • An Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.) or an approved Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree from an Illinois public community college
  • At least a C average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) as calculated by the community college
  • At least 60 semester hours of credit
  • A status of good standing at the last college attended

If you hold a GED or do not meet the posted admissions requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions for additional opportunities for admissions review.

Undergraduate application deadlines

Term Deadline
Summer 2018 May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018
Spring 2019 December 1, 2018

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