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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.

How will you earn your degree?


You have the drive, and we have the support to get you there!

From the moment you step on campus, our friendly, student-focused faculty and staff surround you with flexible academic resources and opportunities. Here are some of the most important programs that are available to freshmen and more experienced undergraduate students.


For Freshmen

Success Programs

We have five programs across all three of our Chicago locations that will provide you with the tools to navigate your transition to college,  identify financial aid opportunities and build your skills as a student.  Once you are admitted to Northeastern, we will work with you to determine which program is the best fit for you.  

Find Your Fit

First-Year Experience

Building a strong foundation in your first year of college is key to your success.  Northeastern encourages freshman to take one First-Year Experience course that reinforces the skills, tools and knowledge you need to make a successful transition into college.  Your options include courses in the arts, sciences, business and more!

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Summer Bridge

Don't wait until the fall to get started!  Summer Bridge consists of four separate programs that offer students the opportunity to take summer classes in areas such as English, Math, Computer Science and Urban Health and Wellness.  Participating in one of these optional programs will help you become more familiar with Northeastern and build your confidence before you begin the fall semester.  Even better - all of the programs are free. 

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For All Students

Advising Center

The Advising Center provides students with the information, guidance and support they need to make informed decisions about their academic path.  Our advisors walk you through your educational options, degree requirements and additional resources that will smooth your path to a college degree. 

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Learning Success Center

Even Northeastern's highest achieving students need a little boost now and then.  The Learning Success Center provides student-to-student tutoring for individuals and groups in writing, math and other general education areas.  Our carefully selected student tutors also provide helpful tips for taking notes, reading text books and taking tests. 

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The Google [Summer Bridge] program was an invaluable experience because not only did it expand my technical skills, but it also allowed me to develop relationships with Northeastern instructors and classmates.”