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Northern Illinois University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All incoming freshman students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
1. A formal application.
2. An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed.
3. An official ACT assessment or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score report. The ACT code for NIU is 1102. The SAT code for NIU is 1559.
4. An official transcript from each college attended.

Applicants must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or be in the top half of their class
OR
Applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060 and a 2.5 GPA or be in the top two thirds of their class

All transfer students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
A transfer student must have completed 24 transferable credit hours of college course work before applying in order to not also meet freshman admissions requirements.
1. A formal application.
2. An official transcript from each college attended.

Must be in good standing at the last college attended
2.0 GPA (with 60+ credit hours of transferrable credit)
Meet Competitive GPA, currently 2.5 (less than 60 hours)

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students intending to major in engineering are directly admitted to those programs upon their admission to the university.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Overseas students must hold valid visas for the time they plan to study in the U.S. The International Student and Faculty Office reviews admission credentials for all incoming overseas undergraduates. There is no application fee.

International applicants must submit an application form, official grade reports, and proof of sponsorship and financial stability. Students from all countries where English is not the native language must also submit a TOEFL score. International students should apply at least six months before the start of classes.

For more information visit the following website:
http://www.niu.edu/isfo

Residency Requirements

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must earn at least 30 semester hours of credit in course work after having earned 80 semester hours.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To maintain the quality of academic programs, the number of transfer students admitted each semester will be determined by the level of university resources available.

Transfer applicants must submit the following:
A formal application for admission
An official high school transcript (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit a high school transcript)
An official transcript from each college attended (sent by each college to the Office of Admissions)
An official ACT or SAT score report sent directly to NIU by the testing company (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit an office ACT/SAT score report).

Note: Transfer numbers for Engineering Technology are included in these totals.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 115
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 23