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Freshman Admissions

Each year almost 3,000 freshman choose NIU and it all started with an application. NIU offers you two ways to apply, online or via the paper form. Either way its fast and free. Northern accepts applications on a rolling basis. Below are links which have important information about admission criteria, AP and other credit by examination and much more.

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P.O.Box 3001 ~ DeKalb, IL 60115-2857 ~ (800) 892-3050 or (815) 753-0446
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