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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.

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Transfer Center

The Transfer Center assists students with the transfer process at Northeastern Illinois University. Since students enter Northeastern at various stages in their academic journey, we are here to provide you with a smooth transition to earning your degree at Northeastern.

NEIU For You Transfer Scholarship

Northeastern Illinois University wants to help you step forward into your future with confidence. That's why our NEIU For You transfer scholarship covers one three-credit hour course for eligible undergraduate transfer students. Learn more about this great opportunity!

NEIU for You Scholarship

Join Us for a Transfer Information Session

Plan a visit to find out how we can help you transfer to Northeastern. You will be able to:

  • Learn about the application process.
  • Provide unofficial transcripts and receive informal transcript evaluation.
  • Submit official transcripts along with an application and receive on the spot admissions decision.
  • Apply for a program.
  • Understand the next steps in the enrollment process.

Transfer Center Events

Northeastern’s Programs

Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate majors for you to focus your studies. We also support the STEM fields through the Student Center for Science Engagement. If you have questions about a specific major, you can also reach out to an undergraduate program advisor.

Get a head start - look up classes by subject, location, instructor or date and time. Find what’s right for you; it’s just a click away.

Course Lookup

Transferring to Northeastern is easy!

All you need to do is apply and provide official transcripts from each college you have attended. When received, your application is processed for admission. Once admitted, meet with your degree program advisor for your plan of study, and then enroll in courses. 

Transfer Guides

Want to see how your courses transfer to Northeastern? Take a look at the Transfer Guides and Transfer Course Equivalencies.  

Financing Your Education

We believe that finances, geography or life circumstances should not be a barrier to an excellent college education. Affordability and flexibility--night and weekend classes, multiple locations--are a high priority. Northeastern has the lowest percentage of graduates with student loan debt.

With Northeastern’s Tuition Guarantee, tuition rates remain the same for four consecutive years for newly enrolled students.  

Tuition and Fees

Contact Us

Transfer Center peer mentors and staff are ready to help you navigate your transition to Northeastern. Call us at (773) 442-4076 or email us at We are located on the Main Campus in Building D, Room 130.