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Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, Illinois
Guaranteed Transfer Admission Partner

Northern Illinois University is a world-class, research-focused public institution. Through internships, research, study abroad, 220 student organizations and more, the faculty and staff of NIU work hard to provide life-changing opportunities. An NIU education is nationally recognized in quality, nationally ranked in value and aimed at providing personal, career and life success for students.

Your Path to Northern Illinois University

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New Students

If you are a new student interested in learning about Guaranteed Transfer Admissions or applying to CLC

  1. Contact Enrollment Services at or (847) 543-2090.

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Current CLC Students

If you are a current student at CLC

  1. Contact a Counselor at (847) 543-2060 or stop by Room A124 at the Grayslake Campus to start planning out your Guaranteed Transfer Admissions Pathway.
  2. Complete a Northern Illinois University participation form (PDF) or complete the NIU online form at least one year in advance of your first semester.
  3. Review the Northern Illinois University Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) or visit NIU's official Guaranteed Admission website for more information.

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Why transfer to Northern Illinois University?

  • NIU is classified as a Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This designation is earned by only the top five percent of universities in the nation.
    Source: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • NIU competes at the highest level of NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics (Division 1) in 16 men’s and women’s sports, in the Mid-American Conference. NIU became the first team in MAC football history to play in the Bowl Championship Series when they took on Florida State University in the 2013 Orange Bowl.
  • NIU alumni have gone on to prominent leadership roles in business, education, law, sports, research, politics, the arts and many other areas. Did you know that Dan Castellaneta, the star of the longest running American scripted primetime series in history - “The Simpsons,” is a graduate of NIU? He is the voice of Homer Simpson, Grandpa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie and Krusty the Clown.

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