How Do I Register?

How Do I Register?

If you are a new student at NIU, you will first need to attend an orientation and advising session. After you have done this, you will be able to register for classes through MyNIU.

You can find what classes are being offered at NIU for the upcoming semester and at what times these classes meet by visiting the Schedule of Classes page. Links are available for both online and PDF versions of the schedule.

When Can I Register?

Undergraduate students are scheduled for registration based on the total number of credit hours earned, including hours in progress, transfer, proficiency and NIU hours. The more hours a student has earned, the earlier they can start to register.

Graduate students and students-at-large are scheduled for registration based on the number of hours earned and hours in progress.

Enrollment appointments can be viewed on the Student Center page in MyNIU.

If you have any questions about the registration process or would like more information please feel free to contact the NIU Office of Registration and Records at 815-753-0681 or by e-mail at