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NIU welcomes transfer students to TGIF events

January 30, 2013

Students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at a four-year university have a good reason to look forward to Fridays at Northern Illinois University.

TGIF_studentsNIU will roll out the red carpet to all prospective and admitted transfer students Friday, Feb. 8, and Friday, March 22, in celebration of TGIF: “Transfers Get Information Friday.”

Joining the Huskie Nation comes complete with courses taught by world-class professors, opportunities for faculty-guided undergraduate research at a Carnegie-recognized institution as well as an instant connection to a nationally ranked graduate school.

“We have so many great resources and programs to offer transfer students here at NIU,” said Andrew Hlubek, associate director of admissions. “TGIF, like our Transfer Tuesday events, is great opportunities for students to meet face-to-face with our admissions counselors and take the next steps toward becoming a part of the Huskie family.”

TGIF events allow transfer student to learn about NIU’s 57 majors from representatives of all six undergraduate colleges.

Visitors also can meet academic advisers, financial aid counselors and staff from a myriad of NIU’s student support departments, including Housing and Dining, the Scholarship Office, Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services, Military Student Services, the Honors Program, the Center for Access-Ability Resources, the Campus Child Care Center and more.

Both TGIF events are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Feb. 8 event taking place in the Altgeld Hall auditorium, and the March 22 event scheduled for the Holmes Student Center. Registration deadline for the Feb. 8 event is Tuesday, Feb. 5, and for the deadline for the March 22 event is Tuesday, March 19.

08-CHEM-TGIFDuring the events, NIU will waive the $40 application fee.  Students can bring their official transcripts for on-the-spot admissions decisions.

So much information about the NIU experience is available online, but a campus visit is the best way for students to get introduced to the university, Hlubek said.

“We focus on transition, and the TGIF events are chance for us to talk to transfer students about the issues that are most important to them,” Hlubek said. “We talk about transcripts, how credits will transfer, housing options, where to find veterans services. We understand transition at NIU, and we have the people and resources here to answer students’ questions immediately

For more information, or to register, call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free), email [email protected] or visit