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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.

ROTC at Northeastern


Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is offered through Northeastern Illinois University in conjunction with the Loyola University of Chicago Army ROTC Battalion. The Army ROTC program prepares students for service as officers in the United States Army. Successful completion of the program results in a commission as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

During the first two years, basic courses are offered to all students, providing them a chance to see what the program entails. Students enrolled in the Advanced Program during their junior and senior years are paid $420 per month. Qualified Northeastern students can apply for an Illinois State Scholarship (ROTC tuition waiver). Basic-course-level ROTC students who receive one of these scholarships incur absolutely no military obligation.

Army ROTC courses are taught by the ROTC Battalion at Loyola University of Chicago. Students interested in ROTC should contact the Loyola University, Army ROTC Battalion at (773) 508-8980 or email Djimitri Francois at Once accepted into the ROTC Battalion, students need to meet with the Veterans Services Office to coordinate scholarship benefits and course registration.

Army ROTC Brochure

Air Force ROTC

Students may enroll in the Air Force ROTC program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The two- and four-year programs allow qualified men and women the opportunity to earn commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation and completion of the Air Force ROTC. State of Illinois ROTC scholarships (ROTC tuition waiver) are available to qualified students. Federal scholarships are available to students who qualified and are enrolled in either program and include textbook and monthly subsistence amounts, paid to the students.

The Air Force ROTC courses are taught on the IIT campus. For more information on Air Force ROTC, call (312) 267-3535 or (312) 267-3526, or stop by 10 W. 21st Street (IIT Stuart Building) in Chicago. Once students are accepted into the AF ROTC, they need to meet with the Veterans Services Office to coordinate scholarship benefits.

Air Force ROTC Brochure