COVID-19 FAQ for Admitted and Prospective Students

Because of the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide, we wanted to provide you with some updates and resources for NIU Law. We're here to support you and keep your legal education on track during this time. For the latest information, refer to NIU's coronavirus updates.

At this time our faculty will be teaching remotely and most of the College of Law administration will be telecommuting to encourage social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please email law-admit@niu.edu with questions or to schedule a phone or virtual appointment.

Admitted Students

What's the best way to contact the Office of Admissions? At this time, the best way to contact the Office of Admissions is law-admit@niu.edu. We are happy to answer your questions via email or to schedule a phone or virtual appointment.
When can I visit campus?To ensure the safety of our campus community, we have made the tough decision to suspend on-campus appointments and events. We'll continue to monitor this global health situation and update you accordingly. In the meantime, we plan to host virtual events to continue to connect with you, including virtual Admitted Student Days. These virtual events will give you an opportunity to learn more about NIU Law and to connect with current students and faculty. We will send out more details on the virtual events soon.
Can I mail in my deposit?University faculty and staff are currently required to work remotely and don't have access to mail sent to campus. Because of this, we ask that you only submit seat deposits online at this time.
Can I mail in my final transcript?All transcript updates and final transcripts can be submitted through LSAC's Credentials Assembly Service. We recommend you submit final transcripts by August 1.
Can I request a deposit extension?We understand students may be facing unanticipated financial difficulties at this time. Please email law-admit@niu.edu to request an extension. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Can I observe a class? If you are interested in observing an online class, please reach out and let us know. Most of our faculty utilize Blackboard Collaborate and we will need to coordinate a class visit.
Can I talk to a faculty member? Many of our faculty are happy to talk to incoming students via email or to schedule phone appointments. If you have a specific area of interest, please let us know and we can help you contact a faculty member.
I have questions regarding housing and transitioning to Dekalb. Who can I contact for help?Our office is happy to help, as it may be difficult to visit the area at this time. Please email law-admit@niu.edu and we will be happy to share our Law Student Housing Guide and connect you with current students to help answer some of your questions.

Prospective Students

What's the best way to contact the Office of Admissions? At this time, the best way to contact the Office of Admissions is law-admit@niu.edu. We are happy to answer your questions via email or to schedule a phone or virtual appointment.
When can I visit campus?To ensure the safety of our campus community, we have made the tough decision to suspend on-campus appointments and events. We will continue to monitor this global health situation and provide updates on our website. In the meantime we plan to offer information sessions virtually to continue to connect with you and share more information about NIU Law.
My upcoming LSAT was canceled, can I still apply?NIU Law has a rolling application process. Our priority deadline is April 1, but we will continue to accept applications until our class reaches capacity. Historically, we have had some incoming students take the June LSAT for August entry. Due to the quickly changing nature of this global health crisis, we recommend you contact LSAC regarding testing availability and registration.