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Admissions Information and Deadlines

Applying

Students are encouraged to apply online at http://www.neiu.edu. This is the quickest application method. A non-refundable application fee of $30 must be submitted with your application. If you are applying online, the application fee must be paid by debit/credit card or check. Please do not send cash.

Former Students

Students who have previously registered at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to register if they meet requirements outlined below. Students who have been dropped for poor scholarship from Northeastern must be readmitted to the University by the Committee on Academic Standards. Students must submit a written letter of petition, the university application and a $30 non-refundable application fee to the University Registrar. All documents must be received by November 15, 2012.

New Students

Students who have never enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are classified as new students. All new students must complete a university application and be admitted prior to registration. The university application, non-refundable fee and supporting documents must be submitted in accordance with application deadlines.

Undergraduate Students

Former undergraduates in good academic standing pursuing a bachelor's degree are eligible to register if they have enrolled during the Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 semester. Students who have not attended during any of the above semesters must reapply for admission. New students wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree must apply by the application deadlines. An application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the published admission deadlines. A non-refundable application fee of $30 must be submitted with your application.

Students-at-large without degree

Former students who have previously enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University as students-at-large without degree are eligible to register. If you have attended as a student-at-large and want to remain in this status, you do not need to reapply.

New students wishing to apply as students-at-large without degree must apply by the application deadlines.

Students-at-large are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Students who have graduated from Northeastern Illinois University are considered graduate Students-at-Large and do not need to apply as a graduate Student-at-Large

Students-at -Large with degree

Students who have previously enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University as students-at-large with degree are eligible to register. If you have attended as a student-at-large and want to remain in this status, you do not need to reapply. New students wishing to apply as students-at-large with degree must apply by the application deadlines.

Students-at-large are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Application and Credentials Deadlines

Undergraduates
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
July 1
November 1
April 1
May 1
International Undergraduates
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
June 1
October 1
March 1
April 1
Students-at-Large with or without a Degree
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
July 15
November 15
May 15
June 15
*Master's
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
July 1
November 1
June 1
*International Master's
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
June 1
October 1
March 1
* Consult with Graduate Admissions and Records as some graduate programs may have an earlier deadline.
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