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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I become an El Centro student?
Refer to El Centro's admission requirements.

How do I register for El Centro courses?
Northeastern students planning on taking classes at El Centro may register during the Advance, Open, and Late Registration periods without a permit override, unless otherwise indicated by the prerequisites of the course.

Do you offer GED courses and/or English as a Second Language courses?
El Centro offers only university-level courses. At the moment we are revising the curriculum for the ESL non-credit workshops. For more information contact us at 773-442-4080.

Do you have academic and financial aid advisors?
El Centro provides academic and financial aid services to students admitted through El Centro.

Where is El Centro located?
Northeastern Illinois University El Centro's adminitrative offices and summer classes will be temporarily relocating to our Main Campus (5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625 in Room s B-152 and B-158), from May 13 through August 15, 2014.

We invite you to visit us at our new location at 3390 North Avondale, Chicago, Illinois 60618 during the Fall 2014 semester.

Is there any parking at your current location?
Please refer to the Location & Parking page for additional parking information or contact us at 773-442-4080.

Are the El Centro courses bilingual (English/Spanish)?
No; all courses are taught in English, unless it is a specific language course.

What are the tuition and fees at El Centro?
Students at El Centro pay the same tuition rates and fees as the students at the main campus.

Do you have to be Latino to take classes at El Centro?
No, any Northeastern student is welcome to take courses at El Centro.

What is the difference between El Centro and the Main Campus?
El Centro is an educational satellite campus catering which has historically catered to students interested in taking courses primarily in the evenings and weekends. Beginning in the fall 2014, in addition to the general education program, students can work on obtaining their dgree in any of these majors trough a flexible schedule: Computer Science, Justice Studies, Social Work and Special Education.

Do you have child care facilities?
No; we do not offer child care services.

Do you have a computer lab?
In the new El Centro facility we will have a state-of-the-art computer laboratory with ample space to accomodate many students.

Do you have a food service available at El Centro?
No, we do not have food services but vending machines are available and various restaurants are within walking distance.


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