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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.

Undergraduate Advisor Directory

Northeastern Illinois University offers advising services to help you learn about the majors we offer, the degree requirements for each major, University policies and much more. Meeting regularly with an academic advisor promotes student success by providing you with information, guidance and support so you can develop and achieve your academic goals.

If you are net yet certain about your major, you can speak to Academic Advisors in the Advising Center 8 a.m.-5:30  p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Advising Center, LWH 0027
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625
(773) 442-5470

If you have declared a major, contact your department or professional advisor using the information listed after your major.

If you have questions related to reaching your advisor, please contact the Transfer Center at or (773) 442-4076.

Northeastern Majors

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology Lesa Davis (773) 442-5862 BBH 144
Art Kim Ambriz (773) 442-4910 FA 105B
Biology* Jennifer Slate (773) 442-5734 BBH 358G
Chemistry* Kenneth Nicholson (773) 442-5691 BBH 225G
Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) CMT (773) 442-5950 FA 240
Computer Science* Alicia Perez (773) 442-4722 LWH 3057
Earth Science* Nadja Insel (773) 442-6058 BBH 225F
Economics Scott Hegerty (773) 442-5695 BBH 346C
English Timothy Scherman or Hilary Jirka or
(773) 442-5810 or
(224) 558-6661
LWH 2011
Environmental Science (ENVI)* John Kasmer (773) 442-5717 BBH 340F
Environmental Studies G&ES (773) 442-5690 BBH 346C
Geography G&ES (773) 442-5690 BBH 346C
Global Studies Tracy Luedke (773) 442-5621 BBH 138
Graphic Design Kim Ambriz (773) 442-4910 FA 105B
History Charles Steinwedel (773) 442-5630 LWH 4086
Justice Studies Maria De La Torre (773) 442-4790 LWH 4072
Latino and Latin American Studies Brandon Bisbey (773) 442-4622 LWH 2042
Mathematics* Nancy Wrinkle (773) 442-5765 BBH 212H
Music Robert Heitzinger (773) 442-5906 FA 134
Philosophy John Casey (773) 442-5922 LWH 3085
Physics* Paulo Acioli (773) 442-4733 BBH 217D
Political Science Martyn De Bruyn (773) 442-5653 LWH 2078
Psychology* Amanda Dykema-Engblade (773) 442-5848 BBH 313E
Social Work Cody Budd (773) 442-4760 LWH 3077
Sociology Olivia Perlow (773) 442-4773 LWH 2090
Spanish Denise Cloonan (773) 442-4741 LWH 2039
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Brooke Johnson (773) 442-4771 LWH 2085
Undeclared Jamie Riess (773) 442-5477 LWH 0027

*If you have questions related to contacting your STEM advisor, please contact Laura West at

College of Business and Management (COBM)

Students interested in any Business program (Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration, Management and Marketing) or minor may contact any of the COBM advisors.

Imelda Yabes (773) 442-6115 CBM 159
Sarah Griffin (773) 442-6113 CBM 159
Brian Cordero (773) 442-6114 CBM 178
Undeclared (773) 442-5477 LWH 0027

Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

Elementary Education with Bilingual Endorsement Ebony Jiminez Lee (773) 442-5933 LWH 0016
Community Health Marianne Morrissey (773) 442-4159 PE 1131
Early Childhood Education Teacher Education (773) 442-5380 LWH 0018
Elementary Education Sean Condon (773) 442-5374 LWH 0019
Human Resource Development William Paine (773) 442-5357 LWH 4051
Human Resource Development Shirley Caruso (773) 938-6348 University Center
K-12 Education: Art, Music, Spanish Vanessa King (773) 442-5387 LWH 0018
Middle Level Education Sean Condon (773) 442-5374 LWH 0019
Physical Education Marianne Morrissey (773) 442-4159 PE 1131
Special Education Ebony Jiminez Lee (773) 442-5933 LWH 0016
Urban Community Studies Zada Johnson (773) 442-6184 CCICS
Undeclared Jamie Riess (773) 442-5477 LWH 0027

Nontraditional Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies (773) 442-6030 B 147
University Without Walls (773) 442-6030 B 147