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First Year Students

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Select a Freshman Program, if interested
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Account

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students who are continually enrolled for four consecutive years. In addition, in-state tuition rates are extended to undergraduate and graduate students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans and students on active military duty, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Undocumented students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Complete the Affidavit for Eligibility for In-State Tuition form, available in your application status portal. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented and transgender students disqualified from federal financial aid due to failure to register for Selective Service to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a way for these qualified students to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students. Apply online at Alternative Application to apply for Illinois MAP Grants.

Domestic students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree can determine eligibility for federal and state student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, making sure to include Northeastern Illinois University school code 001693 on the application. International students are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information on how to finance your education.

Freshman Admission Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
admrec@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

School Code: 001693
Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu
If you’re a veteran or on active military duty, you may be eligible for special benefits to help pay for college. Contact Veterans Services to find out more.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check your NEIUport for any Financial Aid Communication

  • Review your Financial Aid Estimated Award
  • Check for Red Flags
    • Final HS Transcript
      • Your School Counselor can send your official transcript through the Slate.org, Parchment/Naviance, by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu or send them in a sealed envelope to the address below:
        Northeastern Illinois University
        Admissions Operation
        5500 North St. Louis Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
        School Code: 001693
    • Title IV authorization 
    • Selected for Verification 
      • This process requires additional documentation to complete the verification and awarding processes.

Placement Testing

It is strongly recommended BEFORE meeting with Academic Advising, you take your placement test.

Before meeting with an academic advisor, it is important to take Math and English placement testing. These exams assist advisers in selecting the courses that will best meet your needs. Exams can be taken online or in person. See the link below to schedule: Placement Test Registration | NEIU Admissions

When scheduling on-line, you will receive a voucher code in 24-48 hours. If you do not receive your voucher code contact testingservices@neiu.edu.

Academic Advising

Meeting with an Academic Adviser is critically important to your academic success. Your adviser helps you to identify the required courses for graduation and areas of interest for identifying a major.

You are encouraged to download the academic Success Plan and begin identifying courses that may interest you for your first year of study, prior to meeting with your adviser. See the link: Academic Planning II

You can identify your Academic Advisor, by the first letter of your last name (First year students and transfer students with an undeclared major).

Academic Advisors is in the Advising Center, located on the Main Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, Room 0027. Advising is available Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Advising Center at (773) 442-5470 if you have any questions.

Orientation

All new students must attend an orientation day at the main campus -- to sign up, visit neiu.edu/orientation. NEIU’s Orientation Program is designed to introduce you to all of the resources we have available on campus to help ensure your academic and social transition into our community is as smooth as possible. We want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful once you begin classes, including financial aid information, knowing what is expected of you as a community member, as well as all of the resources and tools available to you, so that you know exactly where to go for help when you need it. We will also provide you with an opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about the experiences of current students (our Orientation Leaders), and to take a tour of campus.

Submit Your Final High School Transcript and Immunization Records

Final High School Transcript

To ensure smooth processing of your financial aid and registration, make sure the Admissions Review and Processing Office receives your final high school transcript (with your graduation date) as soon as it is available from your high school. Your School Counselor can send your official transcript through Slate.org, Parchment/Naviance, by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu, or sent in a seal envelope to the address below:

Northeastern Illinois University
Admissions Operation
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
School Code: 001693

Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

 

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Graduate Student-at-Large (Non-Degree Seeking)

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Account

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Register for Classes

After meeting with your Graduate Advisor, peruse the class schedule and register for classes via NEIUport.

Provide immunization records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

All students are required to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or a COVID-19 vaccination exemption form to the NEIU Health Portal. Students who are approved for a COVID-19 vaccination exemption are required to submit weekly test results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. Additionally, proof of other routine immunizations must be submitted to NEIU Student Health Services. Instructions are available online.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

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Graduate

Congratulations on your admission into a master’s, certificate, licensure, or endorsement program, or as a Graduate Student-at-Large! Complete these steps for a smooth transition into your graduate studies.

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Account

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students who are continually enrolled for four consecutive years. In addition, in-state tuition rates are extended to undergraduate and graduate students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans and students on active military duty, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Undocumented students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Complete the Affidavit for Eligibility for In-State Tuition form, available in your application status portal. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented and transgender students disqualified from federal financial aid due to failure to register for Selective Service to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a way for these qualified students to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students. Apply online at Alternative Application to apply for Illinois MAP Grants.

Domestic students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree can determine eligibility for federal and state student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, making sure to include Northeastern Illinois University school code 001693 on the application. International students are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information on how to finance your education.

Freshman Admission Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
admrec@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

School Code: 001693
Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu
If you’re a veteran or on active military duty, you may be eligible for special benefits to help pay for college. Contact Veterans Services to find out more.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Schedule a Meeting With Your Graduate Student Advisor

Make an appointment with your Graduate Advisor to discuss the requirements of your academic program and your plan of study, and to ensure you select the most appropriate courses for your first semester. The name of your Graduate Advisor is indicated in your admission letter. You can locate your advisor's contact details on the Graduate Advising page.

Graduate Students-at-Large are welcome to contact Graduate Advisors for information on courses offered.

To change your program of interest, please complete the Graduate Admission Request for Program Change form and email to graduateadmissions@neiu.edu.

Register for Classes

After meeting with your Graduate Advisor, peruse the class schedule and register for classes via NEIUport.

Provide Your Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

 

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Readmission

Congratulations on your readmission to Northeastern Illinois University! Complete the following steps for a smooth transition into your studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Account

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students who are continually enrolled for four consecutive years. In addition, in-state tuition rates are extended to undergraduate and graduate students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans and students on active military duty, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Undocumented students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Complete the Affidavit for Eligibility for In-State Tuition form, available in your application status portal. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented and transgender students disqualified from federal financial aid due to failure to register for Selective Service to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a way for these qualified students to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students. Apply online at Alternative Application to apply for Illinois MAP Grants.

Domestic students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree can determine eligibility for federal and state student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, making sure to include Northeastern Illinois University school code 001693 on the application. International students are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information on how to finance your education.

Freshman Admission Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
admrec@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

School Code: 001693
Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu
If you’re a veteran or on active military duty, you may be eligible for special benefits to help pay for college. Contact Veterans Services to find out more.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check your NEIUport for any Financial Aid Communication

  • Review your Financial Aid Estimated Award
  • Check for Red Flags
    • Final HS Transcript
      • Your School Counselor can send your official transcript through the Slate.org, Parchment/Naviance, by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu or send them in a sealed envelope to the address below:
        Northeastern Illinois University
        Admissions Operation
        5500 North St. Louis Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
        School Code: 001693
    • Title IV authorization 
    • Selected for Verification 
      • This process requires additional documentation to complete the verification and awarding processes.

Select your Intended Major and Schedule a Meeting With Your Advisor 

During your meeting with a Major Advisor, you will learn about our majors' degree requirements, how to use the degree evaluation tool, and register for classes. View our Academic Advisor by Major Calendar or our Undergraduate Advisor Directory. Here you can locate the contact information for an advisor in your intended major. Click on the "Calendar Link to Schedule an Advising Meeting" for that major. When the calendar opens up, select a day and time that works for you to meet with your advisor and schedule your meeting!

If you don’t have an intended major, you will meet with an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center, located on the Main Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, Room 0027. Advising is available Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Advising Center at (773) 442-5470 if you have any questions.

For graduate students: To change your program of interest, please complete the Graduate Admission Request for Program Change form and email to graduateadmissions@neiu.edu.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

 

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Second Bachelor's

Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern Illinois University as a Second Bachelor's student. Complete the following steps for a smooth transition into your studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students who are continually enrolled for four consecutive years. In addition, in-state tuition rates are extended to undergraduate and graduate students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans and students on active military duty, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Undocumented students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Complete the Affidavit for Eligibility for In-State Tuition form, available in your application status portal. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented and transgender students disqualified from federal financial aid due to failure to register for Selective Service to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a way for these qualified students to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students. Apply online at Alternative Application to apply for Illinois MAP Grants.

Domestic students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree can determine eligibility for federal and state student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, making sure to include Northeastern Illinois University school code 001693 on the application. International students are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information on how to finance your education.

Freshman Admission Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
admrec@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

School Code: 001693
Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu
If you’re a veteran or on active military duty, you may be eligible for special benefits to help pay for college. Contact Veterans Services to find out more.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check your NEIUport for any Financial Aid Communication

  • Review your Financial Aid Estimated Award
  • Check for Red Flags
    • Final HS Transcript
      • Your School Counselor can send your official transcript through the Slate.org, Parchment/Naviance, by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu or send them in a sealed envelope to the address below:
        Northeastern Illinois University
        Admissions Operation
        5500 North St. Louis Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
        School Code: 001693
    • Title IV authorization 
    • Selected for Verification 
      • This process requires additional documentation to complete the verification and awarding processes.

Select your Intended Major and Schedule a Meeting With Your Advisor

During your meeting with a Major Advisor, you will learn about our majors' degree requirements, how to use the degree evaluation tool, and register for classes. View our Academic Advisor by Major Calendar or our Undergraduate Advisor Directory. Here you can locate the contact information for an advisor in your intended major. Click on the "Calendar Link to Schedule an Advising Meeting" for that major. When the calendar opens up, select a day and time that works for you to meet with your advisor and schedule your meeting!

Orientation

All new students must attend an orientation day at the main campus -- to sign up, visit neiu.edu/orientation. NEIU’s Orientation Program is designed to introduce you to all of the resources we have available on campus to help ensure your academic and social transition into our community is as smooth as possible. We want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful once you begin classes, including financial aid information, knowing what is expected of you as a community member, as well as all of the resources and tools available to you, so that you know exactly where to go for help when you need it. We will also provide you with an opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about the experiences of current students (our Orientation Leaders), and to take a tour of campus.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

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Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission as a transfer student! Complete the following steps for a smooth transition into your studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Account

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account. 

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students who are continually enrolled for four consecutive years. In addition, in-state tuition rates are extended to undergraduate and graduate students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans and students on active military duty, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Undocumented students may be eligible for in-state tuition. Complete the Affidavit for Eligibility for In-State Tuition form, available in your application status portal. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented and transgender students disqualified from federal financial aid due to failure to register for Selective Service to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a way for these qualified students to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students. Apply online at Alternative Application to apply for Illinois MAP Grants.

Domestic students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree can determine eligibility for federal and state student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, making sure to include Northeastern Illinois University school code 001693 on the application. International students are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information on how to finance your education.

Freshman Admission Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
admrec@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

School Code: 001693
Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu
Monday & Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@neiu.edu
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu
If you’re a veteran or on active military duty, you may be eligible for special benefits to help pay for college. Contact Veterans Services to find out more.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check your NEIUport for any Financial Aid Communication

  • Review your Financial Aid Estimated Award
  • Check for Red Flags
    • Final HS Transcript
      • Your School Counselor can send your official transcript through the Slate.org, Parchment/Naviance, by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu or send them in a sealed envelope to the address below:
        Northeastern Illinois University
        Admissions Operation
        5500 North St. Louis Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
        School Code: 001693
    • Title IV authorization 
    • Selected for Verification 
      • This process requires additional documentation to complete the verification and awarding processes.

Select your Intended Major and Schedule a Meeting With Your Advisor

During your meeting with a Major Advisor, you will learn about our majors' degree requirements, how to use the degree evaluation tool, and register for classes. View our Academic Advisor by Major Calendar or our Undergraduate Advisor Directory. Here you can locate the contact information for an advisor in your intended major. Click on the "Calendar Link to Schedule an Advising Meeting" for that major. When the calendar opens up, select a day and time that works for you to meet with your advisor and schedule your meeting!

If you don’t have an intended major, you will meet with an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center, located on the Main Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, Room 0027. Advising is available Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Advising Center at (773) 442-5470 if you have any questions.

Orientation

All new students must attend an orientation day at the main campus -- to sign up, visit neiu.edu/orientation. NEIU’s Orientation Program is designed to introduce you to all of the resources we have available on campus to help ensure your academic and social transition into our community is as smooth as possible. We want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful once you begin classes, including financial aid information, knowing what is expected of you as a community member, as well as all of the resources and tools available to you, so that you know exactly where to go for help when you need it. We will also provide you with an opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about the experiences of current students (our Orientation Leaders), and to take a tour of campus.

Submit Your Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

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Undergraduate Student-at-Large (Non-Degree Seeking)

Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern Illinois University as an Undergraduate Student-at-Large. Complete the following steps for a smooth transition into your studies at Northeastern Illinois University.

Reply to Offer of Admission

Let us know if you plan to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. Access the “Intent to Enroll” button by logging into your applications portal at neiu.edu/apply:

  • Access your Application Status Portal
  • Scroll down to the Application Checklist
  • Click on Reply to Offer of Admission
  • Select your response to the admission offer
  • Submit your response

Set Up Your NEIUport Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can access information, your Nmail, online tools, services and more. Once activated, explore the Current Student tab in NEIUport to learn how to:

  • Check the status of financial aid awards (if applicable).
  • Look up, register, and pay for classes.
  • Locate forms and academic resources information.
  • Inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • View your academic profile, unofficial transcript, and any holds on your account.
  • Check your end-of-semester grades.
  • Use the Degree Evaluation tool to model how your credits will count towards fulfilling the requirements for any undergraduate degree program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Nmail is your University-issued email account. You will be provided with your Nmail address during the NEIUport activation process. The password you create for NEIUport will be the same password you will use to log in to your Nmail account.

Official University communications will be sent to your Nmail account. You will be responsible for reading and responding to these communications, so please be sure to check your Nmail daily.

N-Safe is the system the University uses to provide students, faculty and staff with security and school closure alerts. Sign up for N-Safe and choose how you'd like notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

After activating your NEIUport account, you can access additional University accounts and Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all Northeastern locations. Use your NETID/username and the password you created when you activate your NEIUport account to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

Desire to Learn (D2L) is an online learning environment that houses syllabi, course materials and tools you will use for many of the courses you will take at Northeastern. D2L also enables you to communicate with the faculty members teaching your courses and your classmates. Familiarize yourself with D2L before your first day of classes.

Submit Your Immunization Records

Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of immunization/vaccination history to Northeastern Illinois University Student Health Services. Immunization records can be submitted through their NEIU email to health-services@neiu.edu, or other Instructions are available online. Discounted vaccinations and free immunization reviews are available at NEIU Student Health Services.

It is highly recommended that all students receive their COVID - 19 vaccinations, including boosters. Any positive cases should be reported to Student Health Services by email with a copy of your positive results. Return to Campus-Student Information has further details. 

Location: Room E 051 (lower level, next to the student lounge)
Phone: (773) 442-5800
Fax: (773) 442-5808
Email: health-services@neiu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please log into your application portal and complete the Deferment Request of Application or Admission Form.

 
     

Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern Illinois University! Identify your
admission type below, and follow the step-by-step instructions.

First-Year Students

First-Year Students

First-time freshmen should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Graduate students (Master’s, Certificate, Licensure, and Endorsement programs) and Graduate Students-at-Large should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Readmission

Readmission

Undergraduate and graduate students that have been readmitted to Northeastern should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Second Bachelor's

Second Bachelor's

Students admitted to Northeastern to complete a second bachelor’s degree should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Undergraduate Student-at-Large

Undergraduate Student-at-Large

Undergraduate students-at-large (non-degree seeking) should complete these steps as soon as possible.

Graduate Student-at-Large

Graduate Student-at-Large

Graduate students-at-large (non-degree seeking) should complete these steps as soon as possible.