New Students

Your Z-ID and Password

  • Applicants and admitted students are assigned a permanent AccountID (Z-ID).
  • Applicants and students who don't know their AccountID (Z-ID) can look it up here.
  • Instructions for activating your AccountID (Z-ID) were sent via email. If you need assistance, call 815-753-8100.

Your NIU Student Email Address

  • Read your NIU email. It is the official way NIU administration and faculty communicate with you.
  • View NIU mail on the web at


Check MyNIU for:

  • Your application status.
  • Registration.
  • Class schedule.
  • Financial aid.
  • Bills and payments, and more.
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