Attending one orientation event on campus is required for all new freshmen and transfers. Before signing up for orientation, please "reply to your offer of admission" and reserve your spot, if you have not yet done that. You can respond to your offer of admission by logging into your application and scrolling to the middle/bottom of the page. If you have done it, you will see a green checkmark next to "Reply to Offer of Admission." If it is not done, you'll see a link to click and complete it. It costs nothing to reserve your spot, but orientation is reserved for students who have replied to the offer of admission.
For first-year students only, when you reply to your offer of admission, you are asked to select a success program. Success programs are no additional cost and provide mentorship which is designed to help you succeed and remain enrolled in good standing. If you would like to opt out, simply select the "general freshman program." To learn more about what success program might be the best fit for you, visit the Success Programs page.
Before you attend the orientation date you are about to select, you MUST complete the placement test requirement. Transfer students with an Associate’s Degree do not need to take placement tests, but most first-year and transfer students without an Associate’s Degree do need to take them. To find out if you need to take a placement test, please contact Testing Services at (773) 442-5293 or email@example.com. Transfer students may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at (773) 442-4076
Otherwise, register for a no-cost placement test by visiting this site.
If you arrive at orientation, are required to take placement tests, and have not completed placement tests, you will not be able to complete orientation.
To proceed registering for orientation, please choose one of these options:
You may sign up for orientation now even if you have not completed placement tests, but please take the placement tests before orientation. You may come to NEIU's main campus, El Centro campus, or CCICS campus to take them or you may take them anywhere, even your home.
Placement tests are free for the student. If you'd like to re-take a test, there is a $10 cost per test to the student.
A $70 orientation fee will show up as a mandatory fee on new student billing statements, and students who qualify for financial aid can use their aid to cover the fee.