Our Guaranteed Admission Program will help you make a smooth transition to NIU. If you currently attend a participating community college, the program makes it possible for you to be admitted to NIU at the same time. You can easily transfer into more than 60 NIU undergraduate degree programs.
Fill out the Guaranteed Admission Program Participation Form at least one year before your first semester at NIU. This form allows NIU and your community college to share information. It also enables you to take advantage of the reverse transfer process.
You should continue to work with advisors at your community college to track your progress toward your degree. NIU advisors will also help you track your degree progress and assist with the transfer process.
To participate in the Guaranteed Admission Program, you must:
If you’re in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa, you must meet our English proficiency requirement. You can do this by completing ENG 121 and either ENG 122 or ENG 126 with grades of C or higher. If you do so, you won’t need to submit additional proof of English proficiency when you apply.
If you want to enroll in a limited admission program, you’ll need to meet additional requirements. These requirements can include specific coursework or a higher minimum GPA. You may be classified as a pre-major until you meet these requirements.