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. Most students must take a math and/or English placement test, but if you feel you may qualify to have the test waived, please contact Testing Services at (773) 442-5293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 be asked to complete the placement tests on that day instead and you'll be asked to come back to a future orientation date. 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.
Summer Transition Program (also known as STP) is open to new incoming first-year students, who reply to their offer of admission by June 30, 2023. STP is free for incoming first-year students who will also experience a smooth transition to college, persist and graduate at a higher rate, and save money on their tuition.
Students can select to attend STP at the main campus, El Centro, or Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies - and will commit to attending class for 4 days per week for 6 weeks (from July 5, 2023-August 10, 2023). There are also limited seats available for students to live on campus during STP for free!
Students must apply and be accepted to participate.
Students who finish will earn 3 college credits (valued at over $1200), and have an increased likelihood of placing into college level math and English. This means students who participate can save time toward graduating from college and up to $4,000 in tuition and fees.
The deadline to apply is June 23, 2023 or when all seats are filled.