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How to Apply?

Begin by either filling out our application online or download and print a paper application.

Apply Online                               Download an Application

The application process and admission requirements at Northeastern vary depending on applicant type. Before filling out an application, please learn more about our requirements and deadlines below.

When to Apply?

Whether you apply online or submit your application by mail, it is important to meet our application deadline. Deadlines vary for degree seeking, non-degree seeking and international students.

Graduate/Undergraduate
Student-at-Large Deadlines
Fall - July 15
Spring - November 15
Summer I - May 15
Summer II - June 15

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.

Admission Requirements and Documents

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.
  • Undergraduate 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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