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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.

Transfer Scholarships

Northeastern offers various scholarships geared specifically for transfer students.

Students are automatically considered for the Provost and Deans Merit Scholarships upon application for admission to Northeastern Illinois University. Completion of an additional application is not necessary.

NEIU For You Transfer Scholarship
(covers the full cost of tuition after grants and other scholarships, for up to 2 years)

Awarded to first-time, full-time undergraduate transfer students who apply early for admission, enter in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025, and who meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have an annual adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less and family assets of $75,000 or less
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Undocumented students may complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid instead of FAFSA)
  • Be admitted to Northeastern as an incoming first-time, full-time transfer student entering in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester

For more details, visit

Provost Merit Scholarship ($2,000)

Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to prospective transfer students who apply early for admission and who meet the following criteria:

  • Illinois resident
  • Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.50
  • Earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree (or at least 60 credit hours)
  • Must enroll as a full-time student

Deans Merit Scholarship ($1,000)

Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to prospective transfer students who apply early for admission and who meet the following criteria:

  • Illinois resident
  • Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00
  • Earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree (or at least 60 credit hours)
  • Must enroll as a full-time student

Northeastern Illinois University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


  • Minimum 3.5 GPA and an A.A. or A.S. degree
  • Student must also be a full-time resident of Illinois
  • Enroll at NEIU immediately following completion of associate degree (in the fall)
  • Pursuing first bachelor’s degree
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from Phi Theta Kappa advisor to confirm members and active participation in college’s PTK chapter.

The scholarship covers tuition (not fees) for the first 60 credit hours at NEIU. A recipient must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and participate in the University Honors Program. The deadline to apply is June 3. The scholarship is awarded in the fall only.


For further questions, please email the Scholarships Office at

Veterans Services

Northeastern has expanded services for military personnel, veterans, and their dependents. These include specialized assistance in admission, federal and state educational benefits, orientation to Northeastern, and the enrollment process.

For more information, visit the Veterans Services Office (D 130) or contact Coordinator of Veterans Services GeGe Carr at (773) 442-4005 or

Other Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarships and millions of dollars available to those who qualfy. The first thing to do is commit to searching for them. Go online and start your search. There are specific sites such as and and many others designed to help find scholarships. Look locally at all the organizations you have heard of. many offer scholarships. Here are some examples and be sure to keep looking for more:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation The Dream.US (undocumented)
Phi Theta Kappa Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Illinois Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers Resources for Education of Adults in Chicago