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Undergraduate Student-at-Large Information

An undergraduate Student-at-Large (SAL) is an individual who does not wish to pursue a degree at Northeastern Illinois University but wants to take courses for professional or scholarly reasons, personal enrichment, or to take a few courses before deciding whether to apply to a program. Undergraduate SALs are not admitted to a degree-granting program. Undergraduate Student-at-Large applicants do not qualify for financial aid.

Graduate Student-at-Large Information

A Graduate Student-at-Large (SAL) is an individual who does not wish to pursue a degree but wants to take courses for professional or scho-larly reasons, personal enrichment, or to take a few courses before deciding whether to apply to a program. SALs are not admitted to a degree-granting program.

As non-degree seeking students, SALs have permission to take graduate-level classes. However, if later admitted to a degree-granting program, only nine credit hours taken as an SAL may be applied toward a degree at the discretion of the Program. SALs are subject to all of the same rules governing degree-seeking graduate students. Graduate SALs must have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher. International students are not eligible to apply as a Student-at-Large. Graduate SALs do not qualify for financial aid.

Application and Credentials Deadlines

Fall July 15
Spring November 15
Summer I (May-August) May 15
Summer II (July-August) June 15

How to Apply

To apply for Student-at-Large, please submit the following documents:

  • Undergraduate Student-at-Large application or Graduate Student-at-Large application and $30 application fee
  • Undergraduate SAL must have graduated from high school or completed GED.
  • Graduate SAL must submit Official transcripts from the college or university where bachelor's degree or higher was earned.
  • Applicants denied as degree seeking applicants at Northeastern are prohibited from applying as Student's-at-Large

Please refer to the application general information for full details.

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