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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

All new students can take placement tests online or on campus for free. Placement tests can be completed from home with a laptop (Google Chrome required), or at any of NEIU's campuses.

Register to take your test online/remotelyRegister for in person/on campus testing

Sign up to take Placement Tests at Home

Register to take your test online/remotely to take your tests at home (free). 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 filling out the form, you will receive an email with your remote 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.

Placement tests are untimed (there is no time limit). Be sure to set aside at least 90 minutes for each test. Learn more information about the test itself and preparation materials.

Register for Online Test 

Sign up to take Placement Tests at NEIU's Campus

Register for in person testing and let us know you are coming to either our 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 and your NEIU student ID number which can be found on your acceptance letter.

Register for in person Test

When and where will you see 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