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Turn Up the Heat on Your Studies

Northeastern offers a wide array of on-campus or online courses to help you find the one that best fits your schedule, so you can stay on track, try something new or build on what you've already started. By spending the summer at Northeastern, you can also:

  • Advance progress toward your degree and future career.
  • Lighten your academic load now and have more time for internships or other opportunities in the future.
  • Push yourself in a challenging class or get a jump on high-demand courses.
  • Explore new learning opportunities.
  • Raise your grade point average.

Who can attend Summer Term?

New Freshmen, Transfer and Graduate Students

Welcome to Northeastern. If you have already been admitted to Summer Term, visit NEIUport to register. If you applied to another term, complete the deferral form. If after you defer to Summer, you do not take summer classes, please contact the Admissions Office to be reinstated to your original term of admission.

Visiting Students

Learn from outstanding faculty on-campus or online. Students from other colleges are welcome at Summer Term. Northeastern is recognized for our academic excellence, incredible students, inspiring faculty and amazing campus and community. Get a head start on your degree. Applying is easy:

  1. Explore our summer courses and programs.
  2. Gain prior approval from your current institution to ensure these credits will be accepted toward your degree. Most institutions have a process for this. 
  3. If you have not already done so, apply to Northeastern using the Undergraduate or Graduate Student at Large application.
  4. Allow five to seven days for processing.
  5. After you are admitted, activate your NEIUport account and follow the Northeastern enrollment instructions to enroll in summer classes.

After you have completed your course and your grades have been posted in NEIUport, be sure to order a transcript to be sent to your academic institution.

Current Northeastern Students

Every student has a unique path to his/her degree. Early credits in the summer can help to shorten the time to graduation. Get a jump on one of the most in-demand courses. As a current student, you already know what to do: Visit NEIUport to register for your summer classes.

Pre-College Students

High school students can earn college credit at Northeastern over the Summer. You can apply to take Northeastern summer classes during your junior or senior year by applying as a student-at-large. To apply, your GPA must be at least 3.0 both overall and in the most recent semester of high school. Your guidance counselor must also recommend you for Summer Term.

Is Summer Term Right for you?

Summer Term is a regular academic term, but it moves at a faster pace. If you enroll in Summer Term, you must be ready to focus on your studies, apply yourself and seek out help when you need it. Think through your goals, assess your financial situation and schedule, and consider these factors before applying:

  1. Academic preparedness and maturity: Are you ready to take a college course alongside experienced college students? Are you prepared to take responsibility for your academic plans and your performance in the course? The answer to both should be yes.
  2. Accelerated pace: The Summer Term courses that high school students can take are typically eight weeks long. Their pace can be two or three times faster than Northeastern’s fall or spring classes. You’ll need to make summer courses a priority and manage your time accordingly. 
  3. Financial Considerations: Financial aid is not available for high school students for Summer term. Talk to your family to see if you can afford tuition and fees.
Steps to enrolling in summer classes.
  1. Look up courses offered this summer.
  2. Apply to Northeastern Illinois University using the Undergraduate Student at Large application. You must have 3.0 GPA, or higher, and submit a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor.
  3. Allow five to seven days for processing.
  4. After you are admitted, activate your NEIUport account and follow the Northeastern Illinois University enrollment instructions to register for summer classes.


Accepting Summer Applications


With three sessions, you can find the classes that meet your needs.





First and Last Day of Classes

May 18 – August 15

May 18 – July 5

June 29 – August 15

Registration Ends

May 16

May 16

June 27

* See complete 2017-2018 Academic Calendar for details.

More information can be found on Northeastern's Class Schedules and Registration page. Find out about specific academic calendars, registration information, tuition and fees, and much more.

Class Schedules & Registration

Don’t forget to meet with an academic advisor or program advisor or department chair when selecting classes. They can help you make the best decisions for your academic path.

Explore course offerings by College

College of Arts and Sciences

Come learn with us! The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors and minors and master’s degrees in over 60 fields of intellectual inquiry, scientific research, creative expression, and social engagement. Incorporating diverse ideas, the College enriches your learning environment by offering you abundant opportunities for intellectual discovery. Through scientific, social, and cultural awareness, you can develop your own view of the world. You'll get to work with and learn from professors who are outstanding in their fields and passionate about teaching. We support student-faculty research, peer-led team learning, internships, and community-based fieldwork.

Explore a wide array of Northeastern summer courses like:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Communication, Media and Theatre
  • Dance
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Take a closer look at courses being offered by the College of Arts and Sciences this summer.

College of Business and Management

Pre-Business majors!  Do you want to speed up your entry into your Business program this summer? Take some business prerequisite courses from our AACSB Accredited College of Business and Management.

  • Accounting 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Accounting 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law 285 Legal Environment of Business
  • Economics 215 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics 217 Principles of Microeconomics

Business majors! Home for the summer? Want to speed up your program or make some space for an elective down the road? Take a typical core course from our AACSB Accredited College of Business and Management.

  • Finance 360 Principles of Financial Management
  • Marketing 350 Principles of Marketing
  • Management 368 Business Statistics
  • ABF 350 Management Information Systems
  • Management 371 Organizational Behavior
  • Management 377 Production/Operations Management

Not a Business major but need to know the basics?

Management 201 Introduction to Business 

  • The course provides a general overview of the field of business. Major components of business activity such as management, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations will be discussed. The course will enable students to identify potential careers or advanced coursework in business.

Accounting 300 Principles of Accounting

  • This course surveys the basic accounting concepts and procedures used in the preparation of financial statements, statement analysis and managerial planning and control. Topics covered include accounting for internal planning. The course is targeted toward undergraduate non-business-major students with no prior knowledge of accounting, to study and obtain an overall fundamental understanding and appreciation of the use of accounting information. This course cannot be counted for credit toward a major in business.

Take a closer look at courses being offered by the College of Business and Management this summer.

Goodwin College of Education

The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education has transformed the teaching landscape of Chicago. Our roots trace back to the first teacher education institution in Chicago founded in 1867, and the Goodwin College is the University’s oldest academic unit. Our pioneering emphasis on urban education has become increasingly important, winning many awards for best practices in global diversity. Education classes and offices are located on the beautiful Main Campus. With over 25 different programs, majors and certificates in six departments, the College maintains excellence in all educational standards and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education, the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The summary pass rate for all state required certification tests for all program completers is 98 percent.

Explore a wide array of Northeastern summer courses like:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
    • golf
    • basketball
    • weight training
    • yoga
  • Special Education (graduate students)

Take a closer look at courses being offered by the Goodwin College this summer.

Need Help?

If you have questions or need help registering, please contact the Registration Office at (773) 442-4040 or email

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