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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.

Federal Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Services Office is the point of contact for veterans and military members wishing to utilize their federal veterans’ benefits. The office staff are experts in the benefits field, who are veterans, and will assist veterans in determining basic eligibility between programs and how benefits work with the student’s educational goals.

Federal veterans benefits programs include:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill®-Chapter 33
    GIBill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. Government website.
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Selective Reserve: Chapter 30 and 1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)-Chapter 1607
  • Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)-Chapter 35
  • Veterans Rehabilitation and Employment (VOC REHAB)-Chapter 31
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (TA)

VA Pending Payment Policy for Students Using Federal VA Benefits

Northeastern Illinois University will not prevent a student’s registration or enrollment if that student is receiving federal veteran’s benefits as approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Northeastern has not received payment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, Northeastern will not assess a late penalty fee to the student, require that the student to secure alternative or additional funding, or deny the student access to any resource (e.g., access to classes, library, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to Northeastern Illinois University.

However, to qualify for the above provision, such student may be required to:

  1. Produce the VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class,
  2. Provide a written request to be certified (by using the NEIU Request for Certification form), and
  3. Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies. All documentation should be provided to the NEIU Veterans Services Office.

Questions should be directed to the Coordinator of Veterans Services at or (773) 442-4005.