Application Deadlines - NIU - The Graduate School

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Application Deadlines

The Graduate School has established deadlines for receipt of all application materials from degree-seeking applicants. The purposes of the deadlines are to ensure that admissions officers have sufficient time to process materials and the departments have ample time to consider all applications in an equitable manner.

Application Deadlines for International Students Living Abroad:

Fall admission: May 1
Spring admission: October 1

Application Deadline for U.S. citizens:

Fall admission: July 15
Spring admission: December 10
Summer admission: June 1

Additionally, certain programs have established earlier deadlines for receipt of all application materials by The Graduate School. Consult the application deadlines list for those deadlines.