You are an international applicant if you plan to apply for or are currently in the United States on an F visa or B1/B2 visa.
To meet admission criteria you must meet the admission requirements for Freshmen, Transfer or Second Bachelor’s Applicants as detailed in the respective sections above. In addition, you must have a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper exam) OR 173 (computer exam) OR 61 (internet exam).
Required documents are official transcripts from all colleges, universities or trade schools attended. If you have less than 24 earned semester hours you must also submit your official high school transcript, and ACT or SAT scores (if younger than 21 years old).
Required documents are official transcripts from all colleges, universities or trade schools attended. If you attended school outside of the U.S., you must submit an ECE evaluation as described in #3 of the General Information section. You must also submit a notarized Northeastern Illinois University Financial Statement showing sufficient sponsor support for the duration of stay. You must also submit official bank letters from each sponsor detailing amounts in U.S. dollars. If you are currently in the United States, a copy of your visa, I-94 and I-20 are required. You must enroll full-time and be a degree seeking student.
Refer to the Application Instructions for full details.
Application and Credential Deadlines
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International Admissions Critera
Graduated or will graduate from high school and rank in the top half of your graduating class;
OR minimum ACT composite of 19 or minimum SAT combined Verbal and Mathematics of 890;
OR satisfactorily passed the GED.
Additionally, meet the minimum high school subject requirements of 4 years of Eng-lish, 3 years of Math/Computers Science, 3 years of Natural Sciences, 3 years of Social Sciences, and 2 years of Fine Arts.
To meet admission criteria you must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for all college, university or trade school coursework attempted, and also you must be in good academic standing at the last school attended.
- Second Bachelors:
To meet admission criteria you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Degrees earned from schools outside of the United States must be recognized as 4 year equivalent degrees by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc.