- A non-refundable $30 application fee or application fee waiver from your advisor or counselor is required with the application. Any application received without the application fee or waiver will not be processed. Do not send cash.
- Application and all materials, such as official transcripts, test scores, and immigration documents, are required by the application and credentials deadline. Course work listed on another school’s transcripts are not acceptable. Official transcripts and test scores must be in a sealed envelope from the sending institution. Opened transcripts are not considered official. All documents submitted become the property of the University and will not be released to the student or outside party for any reason. Transcripts printed more than six months prior to submission are not valid.
- Courses taken at schools outside of the United States must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services, Inc. (WES). The General Report is required for high school students, while the Subject Analysis or Course-by-Course Report is required for college or university transcripts.
- If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, attach a clear copy of your Permanent Resident card. If you have been granted temporary residence, conditional entrance, or if you are a parolee, refugee, asylee, or in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident, you must submit appropriate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation and/or copy of a valid (not expired) visa.
- This application is valid only for the semester for which you are applying. If you do not enroll for the semester for which you applied, you will have to apply again for a future semester. If you would like to change your application to the next available semester (i.e. from Spring to Summer), you may request a changeover one time, in writing. Address your request for changeover to the Admissions Office. This request must be received by the application and credentials deadlines.
- Applicants who served in the U.S. Armed Forces must submit a copy of form DD-214, Copy 4. Military educational records may also be submitted for possible transfer credit.
- The University reserves the right to cancel your admission if your final high school rank or college cumulative grade point average for courses in progress at the time of application falls below that required for admission.
- Students accepted while still enrolled in high school or at another college or university will have a registration hold placed on their record which will prevent future registration until the final transcripts are received by the Admissions Office.
- A note about your Social Security number: We are requesting your Social Security number for compliance with federal and state reporting requirements. Your Social Security number is also required for financial aid and also ensures that you will be able to claim the Hope Tax Credit. Although you are not required to provide your Social Security number, it will assist financial aid award processing.
Additional Information for Specific Applicant Types
You are a freshman applicant if you currently attend high school, have graduated from high school, or have passed the GED and have never attended a college, university, or trade school after graduating high school.
New criteria for Fall 2014
Beginning in the Fall 2015 semester, admission criteria for new entering freshmen will be based on an Admissions Decision Score (ADS) which includes the ACT composite score and high school GPA.
ACT = Highest composite score submitted
GPA = Weighted or unweighted, whichever is higher
ADS is calculated using the following formula: (ACT) (10) + (GPA) (200) = ADS
Example: ACT composite 18 and GPA 2.80 = ADS
(18)(10) + (2.8)(200) = ADS
180 + 560 = 740
Students with an Admission Decision Score of 649 or higher will be granted full admission. Students with an Admission Decision Score between 550 and 648 are required participate in one of Northeastern's academic success programs.
Additionally, meet the minimum high school subject requirements of 4 years of English, 3 years of Math/Computer Science, 3 years of Natural Sciences, 3 years of Social Sciences, and 2 years of Fine Arts.
Required documents are official high school transcript or GED and ACT or SAT score reports (if younger than 21 years old). If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must also provide required immigration documents. International students must provide additional documents as described in the International Applicants section. You must submit your final high school transcript after graduating or your future ability to register will
You are a transfer applicant if you attended any college, university or trade school after graduating from high school. If you have less than 24 earned semester hours of college or university coursework, you must meet both freshman and transfer student admission criteria. 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 you also must be in good academic standing at the last school attended.
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 or GED and ACT or SAT scores (if younger than 21 years old). If you attended school outside of the U.S., you must submit an ECE evaluation as described in #3 of the General Information section. International students must provide additional documents as described in the International Applicants section.
You are a readmission applicant if you have previously enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University as a degree-seeking undergraduate or second bachelor’s student and have not received grades for three consecutive semesters (summer included). To meet admission criteria if you have not attended any college or university after your last enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University, you must be in good academic standing. Students who were dropped for poor scholarship must also submit a letter of petition to the Academic Standards Committee. To meet admission criteria if you have attended any college or university after your last enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University, you must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in any course work taken after leaving Northeastern Illinois University. Required documents are official transcripts from any college or university attended after Northeastern Illinois University.
Second Bachelor's Applicants
You are a second bachelor’s degree applicant if you have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and wish to pursue a second bachelor’s degree. To meet admissions criteria you must have graduated with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Required documents are official transcripts from the college or university where the bachelor’s degree was received. If the degree was earned from a school outside of the United States, you must submit an ECE evaluation as described in #3 of the General Information section. International students must provide additional documents as described in the International Applicant section.
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 Freshman, 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) or minimum IELTS score of 6. TOEFL or IELTS in not required if you earned 24 credits from a U.S. college or university.
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 or WES 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, and 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.