As a member of the Northeastern Illinois University community, you will discover that the University has a language of its own. Some words, jargon and terms have meanings specific to Northeastern, while others are college jargon and standard from university to university. “Collegiate Terms” is designed to help you comprehend the different terminology on campus.
An academic focus within a specific academic program.
The Degree Evaluation document lists the courses that an undergraduate student has taken that satisfy General Education-Distributive Learning requirements and University requirements for graduation. Undergraduate students are encouraged to run their degree evaluation through NEIUport on a regular basis. Both undergraduate and graduate students should meet regularly with their academic/program advisor to determine which courses will apply to their program requirements.
An unofficial withdrawal results at the end of a semester when no grade points have been earned (e.g., a semester of ‘F’ grades or incompletes). Students must ensure that a last date of attendance is recorded in order to avoid any Federal Financial Assistance being returned (billed back to the student billing account), and must visit the Financial Aid Office to determine whether any Title IV Federal Assistance needs to be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. See Withdrawal.