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Supporting documents

Submit the following documents to complete your application:


  • $40 application fee or a qualified application fee waiver form
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT score report
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable)

Immigrant applicants:

  • $40 application fee
  • Academic documents listed under the freshman applicant sections
  • A course-by-course evaluation report of all international academic records prepared by Educational Credential Evaluators ( at the student’s expense
  • A clear photocopy of the front and back of your Alien Registration Card and/or or other appropriate INS documentation

International (nonimmigrant) applicants:

  • $40 application fee
  • Official English translations of academic records from secondary and all colleges and universities attended
  • All test scores, including TOEFL
  • Documentation of financial resources

All supporting documents necessary to process your application must be sent to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
Northern Illinois University 
1425 West Lincoln Hwy. 
DeKalb, IL 60115


(NOTE: this will change every April 1)

Summer 2016 Deadline: May 15, 2016
Fall 2016 Deadline: August 1, 2016
Spring 2017 Deadline: December 1, 2016

Document Retention 

Please note that all documents submitted to Northern Illinois University for admission purposes become the property of the university. Documents will not be released to students nor will they be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies.

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

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


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