"We've Got That." Transfer viewbook
NIU "We've Got That." recruitment campaign viewbook for transfer students.
Transferring is a breeze with the help of NIU’s Transfer Center. Student-centered and knowledgeable staff work alongside students throughout the entire transfer process. Want to know what credits will transfer? Use the Articulation Tables and Program Major Guides to help evaluate what courses will carry over to NIU. go.niu.edu/transfercredits Missing a few pre-requisite courses? No worries – we’ve got that, too. Transfer students can complete their general education courses and pre-requisites at NIU. Next steps? Log into your MyNIU account • Your account information will be provided to you once your application has been submitted and processed Complete your application • All official college transcripts • $40 application fee • Official ACT or SAT scores and official high school transcript if you have completed less than 24 transferable hours Stay connected • Check your NIU WebMail for notifications • Accept your admission • Apply for scholarships and financial aid • Consider your housing options • Attend New Student Orientation “They all told me what a great accounting program NIU had. After hearing all of the positive stories, I did more research and realized that it was affordable and close to home.” Elyse Jares always wanted to go to college. She just wasn’t sure what she wanted to study. Following high school, Elyse participated in a volunteer community service and leadership building program in the South Pacific. She was the accountant for her group and as it turned out, she discovered her future college major. When she returned home to Antioch, Ill., Elyse attended a community college and began exploring the accounting profession through an internship. She discovered that most of her coworkers were NIU alumni. Soon after, Elyse enrolled in accountancy classes at the College of Business. She began her second internship in January of 2014 at KPMG in New York City, and she feels NIU helped prepare her for the opportunity. “The professors draw from their experiences in the field and bring realworld examples into their teaching lessons.” Elyse said. “They invest a lot of time into providing students opportunities and connections. Coming to NIU was the best decision I could have made.” NIU consistently ranks among the most affordable state schools in Illinois. Northern is committed to providing transfer students with an excellent and inexpensive education through highly ranked and nationally accredited programs. Don’t want to break the bank? • NIU ranks third lowest in tuition rates among all Illinois public universities. • NIU provides eligible undergraduate students with a fixed tuition rate for four continuous academic years beginning with the initial enrollment term. go.niu.edu/estimatetuition Want to get your money’s worth? • NIU ranks in the top third of PayScale.com’s College Return on Investment Package. • NIU graduates will earn about $600,000 more over the course of their careers than an individual without a degree. Want help starting a career following graduation? • NIU Career Services provides comprehensive guidance geared towards helping prepare students for a successful transition from college to their careers. • NIU Career Fair events allow NIU students and alumni to connect with potential employers, internships and graduate and professional programs. “I tried to look for a place to belong and meet people...I was surprised by all of the opportunities I was presented, and by the sense of community here in DeKalb. It helps to be involved and engaged in as much as possible. I’m very glad I came here. I love NIU and the Huskie spirit.” Tony Roberts is a biomedical engineering student from Chicago. He transferred to NIU because he wanted to study at one of the best engineering schools in the region. What he didn’t expect is the number of opportunities he would encounter that would help him grow as a student, a person and a leader. As a participant in the NIU Research Rookies program, Tony is getting hands-on, real-world experience in his field of study as he works alongside a faculty mentor. Looking for scholarships? NIU offers hundreds of scholarships to eligible students. • New Student Transfer Scholarship – A two-year scholarship worth a total of up to $4,000. • Huskie Legacy Award – A one-time $1,000 scholarship. • Huskie Marching Band Scholarship – A one-time $1,000 scholarship. Find a scholarship niu.edu/scholarships resources Looking for housing options for upperclassmen? • The NIU Transfer House, located in Stevenson Towers, is a living-learning community designed specifically to fit the needs of transfer students. go.niu.edu/transferhouse • The newly renovated Gilbert Hall provides upperclassmen a residence centrally located on campus. go.niu.edu/gilberthall • Northern View Community is apartment-style living that offers a unique experience for undergraduate students who are at least two years post high school, graduate students, law students, families or any student who has a dependent and/or a partner or spouse. niu.edu/housing/nvc Looking for veteran or military support? niu.edu/MilitaryServices • Military Student Services offers comprehensive resources to help students transition to the university. • U.S. Veterans Magazine ranks NIU as one of the nation’s top veteran-friendly schools. • Military Times ranked NIU as one of the top 50 “Best for Vets” universities. • UNIV 201/First-Year Connections has a course specifically designed for veterans as they adjust from base-life to NIU. Want to learn the ins-and-outs of NIU? niu.edu/fye/Univ101 • UNIV 201/First-Year Connections is a transfer experience course that introduces students to campus life and university resources. The 12-week course is designed to help transfers succeed in their new surroundings. Want to see the world? niu.edu/StudyAbroad • Students interested in studying abroad can choose programs from any field of study offered at NIU, or from one of 75 different countries. Need an enriched educational experience? niu.edu/Honors • The University Honors Program at NIU delivers high-caliber college education with co-curricular opportunities for students dedicated to pursuing excellence in their studies and in their lives. “NIU’s counselors were so helpful in the transfer process. They made it easy for me to become a Huskie.” –Kristen Killian, transfer student Looking for support in your studies? niu.edu/Access • NIU ACCESS tutoring program offers support to students who have questions or need clarification on any subject matter in centers conveniently located throughout campus. Need convenient and reliable daycare? niu.edu/CCC • Discounted daily and weekly rates are available for students. • The NIU Campus Child Care Center provides high-quality education and care for children ages three months to five years. During the summer semester, children ages six to eight are also welcome. Additional resources? • The Office of Registration and Records provides immediate and effective access to academic information. niu.edu/RegRec • Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services gives commuter, non-traditional and military students the resources they need to be successful during their academic career. niu.edu/ComNonTrad • The Counseling and Student Development Center offers academic, emotional, social and cultural development support through their studentcentered programs. niu.edu/CSDC Requirements Some majors require or recommend certain courses prior to admission. Make sure you are prepared to transfer into your intended major by visiting go.niu.edu/niurequirements Accountancy† (B.S.) Administration* (B.S.) Hospitality Administration Nutrition, Health and Wellness Anthropology* (B.A. and B.S.) Art (B.A.) Art History (B.A.) Art and Design Education†* (B.S.Ed) Athletic Training† (B.S.) Biological Sciences* (B.S.) Business Administration† (B.S.) Chemistry * (B.S.) Chemistry Biochemistry Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students Communication Studies (B.A. and B.S.) Rhetoric and Public Communication Media Studies Organizational/Corporate Communication Communicative Disorders (B.S.) Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (B.A. and B.S.) Advocacy Arts and Humanities Enterprise Environmental Global Computer Science† (B.S.) Software Development Enterprise Software Computational Software Early Childhood Studies†* (B.S.) Economics* (B.A. and B.S.) Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical and Computer Engineering Biomedical Engineering Elementary Education†* (B.S.Ed.) English* (B.A.) Environmental Studies (B.A. and B.S.) Biodiversity and Environmental Restoration Energy Studies Human Experience Environmental Policy Non-Government Organization Water Family & Child Studies†* (B.S.) Family and Individual Development Family Social Services Child Development Finance† (B.S.) Foreign Languages & Literatures* French (B.A.) German (B.A.) Spanish (B.A.) Geography* (B.A. and B.S.) Geology & Environmental Geosciences* (B.S.) Earth Science Education Geology Environmental Geosciences Geomatics (B.S.) History* (B.A. and B.S.) Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) Health and Systems Engineering Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management Journalism (B.A. and B.S.) Health Education* (B.S.Ed.) Health Sciences (B.S.) Pre-Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Services Kinesiology (B.S.) Management† (B.S.) Leadership and Management Human Resource Management Marketing† (B.S.) Mathematical Sciences* (B.S.) General Applied Mathematics Computational Mathematics Probability and Statistics Actuarial Science Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Advanced Computing and Simulation Mechatronics Sustainable Engineering Medical Laboratory Sciences† (B.S.) Meteorology (B.S.) Music† (B.A. and B.M) Nursing† (B.S.) Nutrition, Dietetics & Hospitality Administration * (B.S.) Hospitality Administration Nutrition, Health, &Wellness Operations & Information Management† (B.S.) Philosophy (B.A. and B.S.) Physical Education* (B.S.Ed.) Physics* (B.S.) Professional Physics for Graduate Study Secondary School Teaching Applied Physics Political Science* (B.A. and B.S.) Politics Public Law Public Administration and Service International Politics Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment Psychology* (B.A. and B.S.) Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathy Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S.) Pre-Podiatry Pre-Veterinary Medicine Public Health (B.S.) Environment and Health General Public Health Health Administration Health Promotion Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising* (B.S.) Sociology†* (B.A. and B.S.) Special Education†* (B.S.Ed.) Learning Behavior Specialist I Vision Impairments Studio Art† (B.F.A) Drawing Illustration Painting Printmaking Ceramics Fiber Metalwork & Jewelry Sculpture Photography Time Arts Visual Communication Technology (B.S.) Electrical Engineering Technology Manufacturing Engineering Technology Nuclear Engineering Technology Industrial Management & Technology Aviation Management and Technology Energy and Environmental Technology Theatre Arts† (B.F.A.) Acting Dance Performance Design and Technology Theatre Studies (B.A.) † Limited Admission/Limited Retention Program * Teacher Licensure Available Course listings reflect 2013-2014 catalog and are subject to change. Rockford 42 miles chicago 64 miles Northern Illinois University • Located 65 miles west of Chicago / 45 miles southeast of Rockford. • More than 225,000 alumni, with nearly 180,000 located within the Chicagoland area. Convenient Off-Campus Locations • Hoffman Estates • Rockford • Naperville • In Fall 2013, 3,058 students took at least one course at one of our NIU off-campus locations. Transfer students at NIU • Approximately 66% of NIU students are transfer students. • 84% of graduating students have transfer credits or were transfer students. • Northern Illinois University had the largest number of new on-campus transfer students of any state university in Illinois. quad cities 105 miles dekalb Population 43.842 NIU Office of Admissions 815-753-0446 • 800-892-3050 firstname.lastname@example.org Virtual tour - niu.edu/VirtualTour Transfer2NIU @NIU_Admissions NIU_Admissions Northern Illinois University Ranked in the top 100 universities by U.S. News & World Report * Ranked in top third of Colleges worth your investment by Payscale.com Ranked in the top 60 “America’s-Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges” * 2013 rankings. niuhuskies Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. www.niu.edu 12/13 F099