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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

  • 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.

Placement Test Registration

Completing placement tests will help determine which courses are the best fit for you. Remote and in person testing are available. Sign up for placement testing.

How do I register to take a placement test?

Fill out and submit our sign up form. You’ll receive an email within 1-2 business days with information about scheduling remote and/or in person placement tests.

Students requiring a disability-related testing accommodation must first contact Student Disability Services at and follow intake procedures before signing up for placement testing. 

In Person Placement Testing

If you are unable to test remotely, you must register in advance for in person testing, which takes place on campus (Bryn Mawr campus, CCICS, or El Centro). Please note the location of our test and arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number and a face mask.

Remote Placement Testing

Remote placement testing allows you to take your test whenever it's most convenient for you (any time 24/7/365), from the comfort of your home. To test remotely, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and audio capabilities. Within 1-2 business days (longer on weekends and holidays) after signing up for placement testing, you will receive an email with your voucher code (from ACCUPLACER with subject line: Remote Voucher Notification).

Once you receive your voucher code, you can create an account with our proctoring partner and schedule your placement tests. Make sure you have your voucher code ready, and download the latest version of Google Chrome browser and use Chrome when creating your account, scheduling and testing.

  • Open the link provided in the email (in Google Chrome) to create an account with our proctoring partner.
  • At registration, you will be prompted to enter in your first name, last name, voucher code, date of birth, email address and a password. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email. 
  • Open the link in that email. Once confirmed, log in with the registered email and password, and continue with the rest of the steps. You will then be able to choose a date and time to take your placement tests. (If automated proctoring is used, you do not need to schedule in advance).
  • Complete the tests on your scheduled day and time.
  • After you have completed the placement test, you will answer a few background questions, and then receive your test score on the next screen. Take a screenshot or photo. Scores will appear in NEIUport within 1-3 business days.

The test is untimed (there is no time limit). Be sure to set aside at least two hours to complete your placement tests. Learn more more information about the test itself and preparation materials.

When and where will you see your placement test results?

After finishing the placement test and answering a few background questions, you will see your score and placement on the next screen. You may take a screenshot of your results and/or print them. Your score will be available on NEIUport within 1-3 business days. Essay scores will be available up to 24 hours after taking the exam. Reading and Writing Survey results will be available within 5-7 days.

All test scores will be posted on NEIUport within 1-3 business days. Please follow the steps below to locate them:

  • Log in to NEIUport
  • Click the Current Student tab
  • In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores”

Learn more about interpreting your test scores.

Preparing for the Test  

It is highly recommended that prior to the test, you prepare by using our Placement Test Preparation page as a study resource.

In addition to placement testing, please be sure to continue through as many of the important Next Steps for Admitted Students as possible.


If you have any problems registering, contact Testing Services at (773) 442-5293 or