Upload an up-to-date copy of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (except community colleges from which you transferred courses to a four-year degree). If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official copies of transcripts. You may submit official copies at any time, but NIU will not acknowledge receipt of the official transcripts until after admission. Before submitting transcripts, international applications must read and understand the information about transcripts . Failure to upload the proper academic record will delay consideration of your application and incur additional costs.
Indicate how long you have known the applicant and in what capacity. Graduate schools are primarily interested in recommendations that come from professors who know the applicant and his/her academic work as well as from employers. They are primarily interested in faculty members' summary estimates of the candidate's general promise as a graduate student. The more the recommendation reflects real knowledge of the applicant and his/her performance, the more useful the letter is to the graduate school admissions committees and thus to the applicant. The letter should address the following questions: