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First Year Students

Step 1: Set Up Your Online 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.

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.

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

Step 2: Complete Your Intent to Enroll and Select Your Success Program

Let us know if you are planning to attend NEIU! This will help us prepare for your arrival and guide you through the important next steps. You will first confirm your "Intent to Enroll" and then select your Success Program.

Step 3: 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 meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office. Additionally, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission states that the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented students 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.

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu

Step 4: Placement Testing

Completing placement tests will assist with course selection during your first academic year. Remote and in-person options are available.

To register for in-person or virtual placement testing, visit neiu.edu/placement. If you are unsure if you need to take a placement test or don't know which one(s) you need, complete this questionnaire.

All international students and students with a high school cumulative GPA below 3.25 who have not already taken a college-level English course must take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey. 

You should receive a voucher code and an email with instructions for the remote math test within two weeks of receiving your admission letter. If you have not received your voucher, please contact Testing Services at testingservices@neiu.edu.

Step 5: 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. 

Step 6: Select a Summer Bridge Program

Northeastern’s Summer Bridge programs provide a jump-start on your academic career. Participate in one of four programs to meet new students, become familiar with NEIU and build your confidence in Summer 2022. Sign-up and attendance are free!

Step 7: Explore Living Options

Northeastern students can live on campus at our new residence hall, The Nest, or commute to the area. Apply today to live in our apartment-style student housing.

Step 8: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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

Step 9: Submit Your 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 official transcript should be sent to the address below or by email to admissiondocs@neiu.edu.

Northeastern Illinois University

Admissions Office
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

To confirm whether your transcript is on file, contact the Admissions Review and Processing Office, located on the Main Campus, Building D, Room 101, at (773) 442-4000.

Step 10: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

Additional Information

Northeastern Illinois University accepts Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for credit provided the minimum score for each examination is achieved.

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Guide

Students who have successfully completed Advanced Placement exams may receive college credit for this work. Please refer to the Advanced Placement Transfer Guide for information about the subjects and minimum passing scores. The guide is available online and at the Enrollment Services center.

Please send official Advanced Placement score reports to the Admissions Office for review. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for Advanced Placement exams. This credit is included in the maximum of 64 semester hours transferable from community colleges.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme may receive college credit for this work. Please refer to the International Baccalaureate Transfer Guide or information regarding transferable subjects and minimum passing scores. The guide is available online or at the Enrollment Services Center.

Please send official IB score reports to the Admissions Office for review. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for International Baccalaureate exams. This credit is included in the maximum of 64 semester hours transferable from community colleges.

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to defer-admission@neiu.edu or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

 

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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.

 

Step 1: Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers in-state tuition rates to students admitted from the neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. In-state tuition is also extended to veterans (and their spouses and dependents) and students on active military duty (and their spouses and dependents).

Undocumented students meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

Visit our web page dedicated to financing your graduate education. Research loan and scholarship opportunities and contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices for more information.

Domestic students admitted to master’s programs 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, Graduate Students-at-Large, and graduate students admitted into certificate, licensure and endorsement programs are not eligible for federal and state student aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu

 

Step 2: Set Up Your Online Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can have access to information, 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.
  • look up required textbooks.
  • register your vehicle for parking on campus.
  • locate forms and academic resources information.
  • inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • view your academic profile, your unofficial transcript and any holds on your account.
  • check your end-of-semester grades.

After activating your NEIUport account, you will be able to access additional University accounts, as well as Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all of Northeastern's locations. Use your NETID/username, along with the password you create when you activate your NEIUport account, to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

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 for notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

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.

 

Step 3: Meet With Your 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.

 

Step 4: Register For Classes

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

 

Step 5: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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 available at NEIU Student Health Services.

 

Step 6: Explore Living Options

In addition to the many Chicago neighborhoods, consider living in The Nest, Northeastern's new, apartment-style residence hall located on the Main Campus. Find out more and apply today.

 

Step 7: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

 

 

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to grad-deferment@neiu.edu or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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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.

 

Step 1: Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students 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 their spouses and dependents) and students on active military duty (and their spouses and dependents).

Undocumented students meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

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.

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu

 

Step 2: Set Up Your Online Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can have access to information, 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.
  • look up required textbooks.
  • register your vehicle for parking on campus.
  • locate forms and academic resources information.
  • inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • view your academic profile, your 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.

After activating your NEIUport account, you will be able to access additional University accounts, as well as Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all of Northeastern's locations. Use your NETID/username, along with the password you create when you activate your NEIUport account, to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

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 for notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

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.

 

Step 3: Complete Your Intent to Enroll

Let us know if you are planning to attend NEIU! This will help us plan 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.

  • Next to the application, click “View”
  • Click “Decision History”
  • Click “Respond Now”
  • Click “I Accept Admission”

 

Step 4: Meet With Your Advisor

By meeting with Advisors, students in degree-granting programs can find out more about the degree requirements for our majors, learn how to use the degree evaluation tool and register for classes. View our Undergraduate Advisor Directory and locate the contact information for an Advisor in your intended major. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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.

 

Step 5: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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 available at NEIU Student Health Services.

 

Step 6: Explore Living Options

Be among the first students to live in our new, apartment-style residence hall on the Main Campus. Apply today to live in The Nest.

 

Step 7: Submit Your Final College Transcript

Make sure the Admissions Review and Processing Office receives your final transcript (with a graduation date or degree posted, if applicable) as soon as it’s available from the last college you attended for smooth processing of your financial aid and registration. Your transcript should be sent to:

Northeastern Illinois University
Admissions Office
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

To confirm whether your transcript is on file, contact the Admissions Review and Processing Office, located on the Main Campus, Building D, Room 101, at (773) 442-4000.

 

Step 8: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

 

 

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to defer-admission@neiu.edu (for undergraduate) or grad-deferment@neiu.edu (for graduate) or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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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.

 

Step 1: Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students 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 their spouses and dependents) and students on active military duty (and their spouses and dependents).

Undocumented students meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

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.

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu 

 

Step 2: Set Up Your Online Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can have access to information, 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.
  • look up required textbooks.
  • register your vehicle for parking on campus.
  • locate forms and academic resources information.
  • inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • view your academic profile, your 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.

After activating your NEIUport account, you will be able to access additional University accounts, as well as Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all of Northeastern's locations. Use your NETID/username, along with the password you create when you activate your NEIUport account, to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

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 for notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

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.

 

Step 3: Complete Your Intent to Enroll

Let us know if you are planning to attend NEIU! This will help us plan 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.

  • Next to the application, click “View”
  • Click “Decision History”
  • Click “Respond Now”
  • Click “I Accept Admission”

 

Step 4: Meet With Your Advisors

By meeting with Advisors, students in degree-granting programs can find out more about the degree requirements for our majors, learn how to use the degree evaluation tool and register for classes. View our Undergraduate Advisor Directory and locate the contact information for an Advisor in your intended major. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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.

 

Step 5: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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 available at NEIU Student Health Services.

 

Step 6: Explore Living Options

Be among the first students to live in our new, apartment-style residence hall on the Main Campus. Apply today to live in The Nest.

 

Step 7: Submit Your Final College Transcript

Make sure the Admissions Review and Processing Office receives your final transcript (with a graduation date or degree posted, if applicable) as soon as it’s available from the last college you attended for smooth processing of your financial aid and registration. Your transcript should be sent to:

Northeastern Illinois University
Admissions Office
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

To confirm whether your transcript is on file, contact the Admissions Review and Processing Office, located on the Main Campus, Building D, Room 101, at (773) 442-4000.

 

Step 8: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

 

 

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to defer-admission@neiu.edu or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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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.

 

Step 1: Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students 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 their spouses and dependents) and students on active military duty (and their spouses and dependents).

Undocumented students meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

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.

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu

Please contact the Transfer Center with any questions you may have about your admission as a transfer student.

Transfer Center

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4076
transfersteps@neiu.edu  

 

Step 2: Set Up Your Online Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can have access to information, 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.
  • look up required textbooks.
  • register your vehicle for parking on campus.
  • locate forms and academic resources information.
  • inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • view your academic profile, your 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.

After activating your NEIUport account, you will be able to access additional University accounts, as well as Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all of Northeastern's locations. Use your NETID/username, along with the password you create when you activate your NEIUport account, to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

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 for notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

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.

 

Step 3: Complete Your Intent to Enroll

Let us know if you are planning to attend NEIU! This will help us plan 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.

  • Next to the application, click “View”
  • Click “Decision History”
  • Click “Respond Now”
  • Click “I Accept Admission”

 

Step 4: Meet With Your Advisor

During your meeting with an Advisor, you will find out whether you need to take a placement test, learn about the degree requirements for our majors, learn how to use the degree evaluation tool and register for classes. View our Academic Advisor by Major Calendar and 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.

 

Step 5: 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.

 

Step 6: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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 available at NEIU Student Health Services.

 

Step 7: Explore Living Options

Be among the first students to live in our new, apartment-style residence hall on the Main Campus. Apply today to live in The Nest.

 

Step 8: Submit Your Final College Transcript

Make sure the Admissions Review and Processing Office receives your final transcript (with a graduation date or degree posted, if applicable) as soon as it’s available from the last college you attended for smooth processing of your financial aid and registration. Your transcript should be sent to:

Northeastern Illinois University
Admissions Office
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

To confirm whether your transcript is on file, contact the Admissions Review and Processing Office, located on the Main Campus, Building D, Room 101, at (773) 442-4000.

 

Step 9: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

 

 

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to defer-admission@neiu.edu or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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Undergraduate Student-at-Large

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.

 

Step 1: Finance Your College Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers a tuition rate guarantee for undergraduate students 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 their spouses and dependents) and students on active military duty (and their spouses and dependents).

Undocumented students meeting criteria for in-state tuition rates may complete the NEIU Affidavit form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

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

Please note that only students who have been admitted to a degree-granting program are eligible for federal and state student aid. Undergraduate Students-at-Large are not eligible for federal and state student aid and do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-5016
financial-aid@neiu.edu 

Scholarships Office

Enrollment Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 200
(773) 442-4606
scholarships@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.

Veterans Services

Admissions, Transfer and Veterans Services Center
Main Campus, D Building, Room 130
(773) 442-4028
veterans@neiu.edu

 

Step 2: Set Up Your Online Accounts

First, activate your account in NEIUport, the University’s secure online portal, so you can have access to information, 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.
  • look up required textbooks.
  • register your vehicle for parking on campus.
  • locate forms and academic resources information.
  • inform the University about changes to your contact information.
  • view your academic profile, your 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.

After activating your NEIUport account, you will be able to access additional University accounts, as well as Student Computing Services (SCS) computer lab workstations at all of Northeastern's locations. Use your NETID/username, along with the password you create when you activate your NEIUport account, to access the workstations and your other Northeastern online accounts.

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 for notifications to be sent to you – by email and/or text message.

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.

 

Step 3: Complete Your Intent to Enroll

Let us know if you are planning to attend NEIU! This will help us plan 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.

  • Next to the application, click “View”
  • Click “Decision History”
  • Click “Respond Now”
  • Click “I Accept Admission”

 

Step 4: Meet With An Advisor

Undergraduate Students-at-Large are welcome to contact Advisors of degree-granting programs for information on courses and the degree requirements for our majors, should they be interested in later applying for admission as an undergraduate student. View our Undergraduate Advisor Directory and locate the contact information for Advisors in your areas of interest. Call today to schedule your appointment.

 

Step 5: Provide Immunization Records to Student Health Services

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 available at NEIU Student Health Services.

 

Step 6: Explore Living Options

Be among the first students to live in our new, apartment-style residence hall on the Main Campus. Apply today to live in The Nest.

 

Step 7: Familiarize Yourself With Official Sources of University Information

 

 

Additional Information

Deferring Your Admission

To request a deferral of your application or admission for up to one year, please complete the Request for Deferral of Application or Admission Form, and email it to defer-admission@neiu.edu or submit it to:

Admissions Office
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

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 should complete these steps as soon as possible.