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The Class Schedule is a dynamic listing of all NEIU classes that are being offered during a particular semester, along with links to important registration and enrollment information. If you would like to search for a class, you can log into NEIUport (if you have a logon and password). If you currently do not have a logon/password to NEIUport, you can still browse for classes using the guest logon link. Note: you must be logged into NEIUport to register for classes.

The Class Schedule site also contains important information related to registration and enrollment. You will find information regarding the dates and times of when you can begin to register, important dates throughout the semester, tuition and fees, financial aid information, and much more. If you cannot find the answer to your registration/enrollment question, please stop by the Enrollment Services Center (D-101) as we will be glad to assist you.

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Fall 2014

The Class Schedule is published before advising and registration begin for each semester and summer session, and provides registration instructions and essential information.

Northeastern no longer cancels student registrations for non-payment. In place of this, we ask that you review and accept a Financial Agreement document.  To review the dates for dropping classes and the associated credit/refund percentages please see the Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule. For payment due dates, please refer to the Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule.

Schedule Look-up

    Class Schedule (Student access via NEIUport)
    Class Schedule (Guest access)
    Class Schedule (PDF)

What is NEIUport?

NEIUport is NEIU's university-wide internet portal. This portal provides quick, centralized, and secure access to information and services for all NEIU students, faculty, and staff.

Your NEIUport account allows you to:

  • Register for classes online
  • View course seating capacities (open or closed classes)
  • Determine course prerequisites
  • Print out a class schedule
  • View grades and transcript
  • Request official transcripts
  • Review Financial Aid awards
  • Print out a tuition and fees statement
  • Pay tuition and fees online with credit, debit or check

How Do I Obtain a NEIUport NetID and Password?

NEIUport accounts are automatically created for students admitted to NEIU. An NEIU Online Connection! letter is sent shortly after admission acceptance. If you did not receive a letter, you can look up your NEIUport NetID and password. Please go to the website address http://neiuport.neiu.edu. You will need to enter your NEIU ID number and date of birth.

  • The NEIU ID Number is highlighted in yellow on your NEIU ID Card
  • An NEIU ID Card can be obtained at the Information Center located in the Village Square section of the Student Union

How Do I Access NEIUport?

You can access NEIUport by going to: http://neiuport.neiu.edu. NEIUport is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. It is also available on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Times are subject to change.

Class Schedule Information / Abbreviations

The online Class Schedule lists all courses available. It includes undergraduate, graduate, and extension (off-campus) courses. Classes may be added, cancelled, or changed in this listing. The university reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforeseen circumstances. Students are responsible for reviewing all information to ensure correct and valid registration.

Each course is designated by a three or four digit number identifying the individual course, a one, two, or three digit number indicating the specific section of that course, and a five digit course reference number (CRN). The three or four digit number that identifies the course indicates the level of complexity.

It is the responsibility of each student to enter the proper course reference number when registering. The course reference number is the key identifier for all registration activities. If you enter the wrong course reference number, your registration for that course may return a "Registration Add Error" message or you may be registered for the wrong course.

Explanation of Abbreviations in the Class Schedule
Days of the Week

M = Monday

F = Friday

T = Tuesday

S = Saturday

W = Wednesday

U = Sunday

R = Thursday

TBA = To Be Announced

Building Locations

AF

Athletic Field (south of the Physical Education Complex)

AS

Center for College Access and Success, River North Plaza, 770 North Halsted

B

B (south) Wing - Building B

BBH

Bernard Brommel Hall (formerly the Science Building, east side of campus at Catalpa)

C

Jerome M. Sachs Administration Building - Building C

CBM

College of Business and Management

CIS

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood (700 East & 3940 South)

E

Between west parking lot and Auditorium Building

EC

El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.

F

Building F - Between west parking lot and Lech Walesa Hall

FA

Fine Arts Center

J

Building J

LIB

Ronald Williams Library

LWH

Lech Walesa Hall (on Bryn Mawr at Central Park)

PE

Physical Education Complex (south end of campus)

TC

Tennis Courts (east of Physical Education Bldg.)

ZUCG

University Center of Lake County at Grayslake
1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL

Course Levels

090

Developmental courses. Credit does not apply towards graduation. Hours and grades for these courses will not count in hours earned or in the grade point average.

100

Courses which are usually taken during the freshman year. Considered lower-division.

200

Courses are usually taken by sophomores. Considered lower-division.

300

Courses which are upper-division courses for advanced undergraduates and, under some conditions, graduate students

400

Courses for graduate students only. Undergraduate students graduating in May 2013, who wish to enroll in a 400-level course must contact the Graduate Records Office.

500

Courses for graduate students only

General Education Course Attributes

FA

Fine Arts

HU

Humanities

MA

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

NS

Natural Sciences

NSL

Natural Sciences Lab

SB

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Section Codes

Each individual section is designated by a one, two, or three digit combination of numbers and/or letters, which identify the specific section of that course. The letters used in some course sections serve as unique information related to that section. In addition, multiple letters may be used for one section (e.g. WL1 – Weekend Institute section meeting at El Centro campus). A general guideline to the section coding system is listed below.

C# Contract course sections
G# Grant course sections
J# Meets at Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies campus
L# Meets at El Centro campus
W# Weekend Institute sections
X# Extension course sections (Meet at designated off-campus locations, such as University Center of Lake County at Grayslake)

Test Prerequisite Codes

A01 ACT English
A02 ACT Mathematics
ACCM Accuplacer College Level Math
ACEA Accuplacer Elementary Algebra
ACRC Accuplacer Reading Comp
ACSS Accuplacer Sentence Skills
ACWP Accuplacer WritePlacer
AEDU Admission to the College of Education
ICAT Illinois Content Area List
RDS1 Read Sequence 1 Evaluation
RDS2 Read Sequence 2 Evaluation
UEPR NEIU English Placement -Reading
   
UEPW NEIU English Placement -Writing
UFRN NEIU French Placement -Score
UMPR NEIU Mathematics Placement - Result
UMPS NEIU Mathematics Placement - Score
USPN NEIU Spanish Placement -Score

Departmental Notes by College / Department

The Class Schedule is subject to change without notification.  Please check the online Class Schedule to obtain the most up-to-date information including classroom assignments.

College of Arts and Sciences

The University reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforseen circumstances.  

Distance Education Courses

Northeastern Illinois University offers selected courses that are delivered online and through a two-way interactive video teleconferencing network.  Each of these courses will be identified as a hybrid, online, or videoconferencing course.

Satellite and Off-Campus Courses

Northeastern Illinois University offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses at two satellite campuses in metropolitan Chicago including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center (700 E. Oakwood, Chicago) and El Centro (3390 N. Avondale, Chicago).  It also offers courses at several off-campus sites including the University Center of Lake County (1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL).  Listings for courses at the University Center have the building code of "ZUCG".  For more information about courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University Center, please contact the academic department office offering the course.

Chemistry
Please note: The policy on first class session attendance is strictly enforced.

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I - Prerequisite: Minimum Mathematics Placement Exam recommended of 3 or 4 satisfactory completion of MATH 092.  Concurrent registration in CHEM 260 strongly recommended.

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II - Concurrent registration in CHEM 261 strongly recommended.

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Concurrent registration in CHEM 262 strongly recommended.

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II - Concurrent registration in CHEM 263 strongly recommended.

Earth Science
Please note the policy on first class session attendance is strictly enforced.

ESCI 121-4 Introduction to Earth Science - "CASEP Only/Jim Blair, 773-442-5654 Departmental Approval Required"

ESCI 121-5 Introduction to Earth Science - "CTPP Only/Christina Matuschka, 773-442-5379 Departmental Approval Required".

Geography and Environmental Studies
G&ES 305:1 - Geography and Map Skills for Teachers, 3 cr. This course is only open to students who are education majors, MSTQE or planning on becoming teachers. Please contact instructor or department at ges@neiu.edu for further information.

G&ES 383:1 - Internship in G&ES Department authorization required for registration.  Registration requires advisor’s permission.

Justice Studies
JUST 202 Justice and Inequality  As this is a writing-intensive course that fulfills the university's WIP requirement, it is strongly recommended that students registering for it have already completed ENGL 101 or its equivalent.

JUST 241 Research Methods in Justice Studies  In the 2013-2014 Catalog, this course is titled “Skills for Inquiry in the Criminal Justice System.”  The prerequisites for the course are MATH 090, and either JUST 101 (for Justice Studies majors) or JUST 201 (for Criminology minors). 

JUST 334 Criminal Law and Procedure  In the 2013-2014 Catalog, the JUST 201 prerequisite for this course is a misprint.  There is no prerequisite for this course.

JUST 345 Practicum requires authorization by an advisor or the department chair.  The following prerequisites must be completed before enrolling in Practicum: JUST 101, JUST 202, JUST 241, and JUST 301.  Students should also have completed a minimum of three electives (nine hours) in Justice Studies.  Four electives (12 hours) in Justice Studies are recommended.

JUST 350 Field Work Seminar requires that students have completed JUST 345 Practicum and its prerequisites, as well as a minimum of four electives (12 hours) in Justice Studies.  The Field Work Seminar is a 2 1/2-hour weekly seminar, and includes a 200-hour internship, arrangements for which should have been finalized in advance, normally during the JUST 345 Practicum course.  It is strongly advised that students do not wait until the beginning of the Field Work Seminar to secure their internship. Ideally, students should discuss internship arrangements with their Field Work Seminar instructor before the beginning of the course.  Students must do the internship at the same time they are enrolled in the Field Work Seminar—not before.
For the most up-to-date schedule information, please check the bulletin board by the Justice Studies Office (LWH 4062), or contact the Justice Studies Department at 773-442-4790.

Mathematics
Successful completion of course prerequisites is required for enrollment in Mathematics courses.

  • If you have attempted to register for a mathematics course and receive an error message that you do not meet the prerequisite(s) or test score(s), then you may submit a Math department course permission and request manual verification of your math course prerequisites.
  • This form is made available two weeks prior to advanced registration and can be obtained from the Mathematics office, BBH-214B or our department website www.math.neiu.edu.  Follow the instructions carefully.
  • In addition to NEIU coursework, prerequisites may also be met by qualifying transfer coursework, ACT or Math Placement scores.  Prerequisites for Mathematics courses are accessible on NEIUport and can also be found in the most recent NEIU Academic Catalog.
  • For the most up-to-date information, please check the bulletin boards by the Mathematics Office, BBH-214B, the department website www.math.neiu.edu or contact the Mathematics Department at 773-442-5776 or 773-442-5760.

Important Information for MATH 090, MATH 091 and MATH 092

  • If you need to take the NEIU Mathematics Placement Test, contact the Testing Center, 773-442-5293.  Placement Test results can be viewed on your NEIUport account.
  • Transfer students who have completed Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or higher at another college or university can enroll in some 100-level college mathematics courses.  Contact the Math Dept. office in BBH-214B or C for information on enrolling in a 100-level course.  Students with questions about placement in MATH 090, 091 or 092 should contact Stevan Ranney, Mathematics Development Coordinator by email at s-ranney@neiu.edu.

Physics
Please note: The policy on first class session attendance is strictly enforced.
PHYS 201: College Physics I - Concurrent registration in PHYS 203 is strongly recommended.

PHYS 202: College Physics II - Concurrent registration in PHYS 204 is strongly recommended.

PHYS 206L: University Physics I With Lab - PHYS 206L satisfies the requirements of both PHYS 206 and PHYS 203.

PHYS 207L: University Physics II With Lab - PHYS 207L satisfies the requirements of both PHYS 207 and PHYS 204.

Students at large wishing to register for PHYS 201 and PHYS 202 should send an e-mail to j-wade@neiu.edu including name, ID number, and a pdf copy of the transcript  for pre-requisite verification.

For any other questions regarding registration authorizations e-mail p-acioli@neiu.edu or call (773)-442-6050 or (773)-442-4733.

Psychology
PSYC 200 General Psychology is a hybrid, self-paced course.  Students will acquire knowledge of psychology content areas and develop the skills essential for success in our curriculum.  Participation in in-class and online learning components are mandatory and students must demonstrate mastery by passing a series of online quizzes.  Course grades are based on performance on exams, written assignments, and in-class participation.  The first week of classes includes two mandatory orientation sessions.  For more information, go to the Department of Psychology Office (BBH-313F).

Courses that may be used to fulfill the major laboratory requirement in the Fall 2014 semester are PSYC 331 Personality Lab and PSYC 361 Social Psychology Lab.  Elective courses that fulfill the major Capstone requirement are PSYC 376 Socioneuro Psychology, PSYC 395 History of Psychology, and PSYC 396 Senior Seminar.

Sociology
The prerequisite for all upper-division Sociology courses is SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology or by permission of the instructor.

The following courses are cross-listed with the African and African American Studies Program:

SOC 316 - Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 344 African American Women: Feminism, Race and Resistance

The following courses are cross-listed with the Latino/Latin American Studies Program:

SOC 270 - Sociology of Latinas

SOC 314 - Urban Sociology*

*Requires LLAS Advisor Approval

The following courses are cross-listed with the Women's and Gender Studies Program:

SOC 105 - Women, Men and Social Change

SOC 270 - Sociology of Latinas

SOC 306 - American Women: The Changing Image

SOC 307 Men & Masculinities

SOC 329 Sociology of Violence

SOC 340 - Sociology of Sexualities

SOC 344 African American Women: Feminism, Race and Resistance

SOC 352 Sociology of HIV/AIDS

World Languages and Cultures

For further information on courses in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, please visit www.neiu.edu/languages.

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Military Science (Army ROTC) is offered through Northeastern Illinois University in conjunction with Loyola University Chicago. Loyola is the host school for all of Army ROTC in the northern Chicago area. Basic course classes for freshman and sophomores are open to all students and require no prerequisites. The advanced portion of the course for juniors and seniors, is only open to those students who meet special ROTC criteria. All lecture courses, physical training courses and Leadership Labs are offered off campus at Loyola University.  Army ROTC is time-intensive and on average meets 5-times per week or more. For further information on scholarships opportunities call Recruiting Operations Officer at Loyola University Chicago, Army ROTC, (773)508-8980.

MILS 101               Leadership and Professional Development            1.0

SECTION 001: LEC Tuesday 1:00p.m.-2:15p.m. NEIU SECTION (1)
LAB: Thursday 6:00a.m. - 8:00a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola University, classroom TBD*, Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts or alternate location TBD*)

MILS 201               Foundations of Leadership             2.0

SECTION 001: LEC Thursday 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) 
LAB: Thursday 6:00a.m. - 8:00a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola University, classroom TBD*, Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts or alternate location TBD*)

MILS 301               Adaptive Team Leadership                             3.0

SECTION 001: LEC Tuesday 2:30p.m.-5:30p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) 
LAB: Thursday 6:00a.m. - 8:00a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola University, classroom TBD*, Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts or alternate location TBD*)

 

MILS 311               Adaptive Leadership                    3.0

SECTION 001: LEC Thursday 2:30p.m.-5:30p.m. NEIU SECTION (1) 
LAB: Thursday 6:00a.m. - 8:00a.m.
(Lecture held at Loyola University, classroom TBD*, Lab held at Loyola Halas Gym, Basketball Courts or alternate location TBD*)

*to be determined

College of Business and Management

 

 

The University reserves the right to limit class enrollment and cancel classes because of insufficient enrollment, budget limitations, lack of an appropriate instructor, or other unforseen circumstances.

Distance Education Courses

Northeastern Illinois University offers selected courses that are delivered online and through a two-way interactive video teleconferencing network.  Each of these courses will be identified as a hybrid, online, or videoconferencing course.

Satellite and Off-Campus Courses

Northeastern Illinois University offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses at two satellite campuses in metropolitan Chicago including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center (700 E. Oakwood, Chicago) and El Centro (3390 N. Avondale, Chicago).  It also offers courses at several off-campus sites including the University Center of Lake County (1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL).  Listings for courses at the University Center have the building code of "ZUCG".  For more information about courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University Center, please contact the academic department office offering the course.

Who can enroll in 300-level business courses:

Students who intend to enroll in 300-level business courses must first meet the following admission/declaration requirements of the College of Business and Management:

  • Complete the eight College of Business and Management Foundation courses.  Students must earn a grade point average of 2.50 or higher with no grade below a "C" for all courses, including Foundation Courses, applied to a business major or minor.  The Foundation Courses are: ENGL 101 Writing I, ENGL 102 Writing II, MATH 165 Finite Math, MATH 167 Business Calculus, ECON 217 Microeconomics, BLAW 285 Legal Environment of Business, ACTG 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACTG 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting.  Note: Enrollment in BLAW 280 and BLAW 285 requires completion of at least 30 credit hours.
  • Complete at least 60 credit hours (including the Foundation Courses) of course work and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better for these hours.  (For business minors a 2.00 cumulative GPA in at least 45 credit hours is required).
  • Must have completed all General Education Requirements

All 400-level and 500-level Business and Management Courses:

These are graduate level courses.  Consult the NEIU Academic Catalog for special admission and registration policies that apply to them.

Prerequisites Will Be Enforced

Please Note: Prerequisites are cumulative; i.e. some prerequisites have prerequisites of their own that must also be successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course.  Students are expected to complete those courses with a "C" or better.  Incomplete grades and "D" grades in prerequisite courses do not constitute successful completion.  Students must not register for 300-level business courses unless they have met all prerequisites and requirements to declare a business major or minor.  This includes a 2.50 GPA in the Foundation Courses.

All students, including students-at-large, are responsible for complying with the published prerequisites and other registration requirements.  Class registration lists will be monitored and checked.  Students who register for courses for which prerequisites have not been met will be responsible for any financial consequences due to their subsequent necessity to withdraw.  Note that a student may advance register for a course in an upcoming semester while enrolled in a prerequisite course in the current semester, but must complete the prerequisite with a "C" or better to remain registered for the upcoming semester.

Students who have taken prerequisite courses at other institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by the Office of Program Advisement in the College of Business and Management, CBM-159.  If students have not already done so, they should consult with the Program Advisors immediately.

If you have any questions about the registration process or course prerequisites, please make an appointment with the College's advisors by contacting the Office of Program Advisement in Room CBM-159 or call 773-442-6111 or email p-advise@neiu.edu.

Consult the current NEIU Academic Catalog for a complete description of the policies, requirements, and course prerequisites for the College of Business and Management.  The decision of the College of Business and Management Dean's Office shall be final in all matters of College Policies, requirements, and course prerequisites.

Accounting, Business Law and Finance

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Accounting

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.
 

Business Law

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.
 

Finance

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.
 

Marketing

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.
 

Management

Must be a declared Business major or minor to enroll in 300-level business courses.

Class Schedule Worksheet (PDF)

View Class Schedule Worksheet

Calendars

Quick Reference Calendar

Classes Begin

Saturday Classes

August 23, 2014

Sunday Classes

August 23, 2014

Weekday Classes

August 25, 2014

Holidays

September 1, 2014

Labor Day Holiday - No Classes

November 27, 28, 29, 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes

Registration Dates

Advanced Registration

 Registration

Add/Drop

February 24 - 
March 21

March 22 -
August 21 

August 22 - September 8

First Payment Due

Amount

August 20 

1/4 of the balance

Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit

Time Period

Feb 24 - Aug 21

Aug 22 -Sept  8

Sept 9 - Sept 22

Sept 23 - Oct 7

Oct 8 - 
Nov 7

Credit / Refund Amount

100%

90%

50%

25%

No Refund

Grade Issued

None

None

W

W

W

Last day to apply for Pass/Fail option or Audit a course

September 9, 2014

Last day to drop a course (no refund)

November 7, 2014

Finals

December 6, 2014

Finals for Saturday-only classes

December 7, 2014

Finals for Sunday-only classes

December 9, 10, 11, 2014

Finals for Weekday classes

December 12, 2014 Finals for Friday-only classes

Semester Ends - Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

December 15, 2014

Academic Calendar (Yearly)

View Academic Calendar

Detailed Semester Calendar (PDF)

View Detailed Semester Calendar

Registration Dates / Times

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester will take place as follows:

Registration Dates

Advanced Registration

Registration

Add/Drop

February 24 -
March 21

March 22 -
August 21

August 22 -
September 8

Registration Process

Your student “class level” and “hours earned” determine the earliest time that you can register. To determine when to register, follow these steps:

  1. Log into NEIUport (http://neiuport.neiu.edu). (NEIUport is operational Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.)
  2. Click on the “Current Student” tab
  3. Click on “Registration Status” in the “Registration Tools” channel
  4. Select “Fall 2014”
  5. Obtain the ‘Your Class for registration purposes is’ information
  6. Add the number of hours for your current ‘level’ (institutional and transfer) displayed under “Earned Credit” Note: Courses not yet graded are not included in “Earned Credit”.
  7. Locate your class and the number of “Credit Hours Earned” on the chart below to determine when you can begin to register. Once your registration time begins, you may register or adjust your schedule until the last day of the registration period (September 8).

Fall 2014 Registration Timetable

Class: Master's Program
Monday, February 24, 2014

Registration Start Times

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

25+

Noon 15-24
3:00 p.m. 0-14

Class: Graduate Students in Certificate Programs
Monday, February 24, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Class: Seniors
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Registration Start Time Credit Hours Earned
9:00 a.m. 110+
Noon 100-109
3:00 p.m. 90-99

Class: Juniors
Friday, February 28, 2014

Registration Start Time Credit Hours Earned
9:00 a.m. 80-89
Noon 70-79
3:00 p.m. 60-69

Class: Sophomores
Monday, March 3, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

50-59

Noon

40-49

3:00 p.m.

30-39

Class: Students Seeking 2nd Bachelor's Degree
Monday, March 3, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Class: Freshmen
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

20-29

Noon

10-19

3:00 p.m.

0-9

Class: Students-at-Large (SAL)
Friday, March 7, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Registration Payment

First Payment Due

Amount

August 20, 2014

1/4 of the balance

More information about tuition and fees is available in the Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule section.

Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule

Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or check via NEIUport (http://neiuport.neiu.edu). Once you register, you are responsible for the full amount regardless of any subsequent additions in credit hours, unless you officially drop by the appropriate refund deadline. If you are unable to pay your tuition in full at the time you make your initial payment, you may select the Deferred Payment Plan. A $10 fee will automatically be added to your account if the Fall account balance is not paid in full by September 8, 2014.

NEIU no longer cancels student registrations for non-payment. In place of this, we will ask that you review and accept a Financial Agreement document. To review the dates for dropping classes and the associated credit/refund percentages, please see the Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule.

Method of Payment

Cashier: until 7 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
Cashier: until 4:30 p.m. (Fri)
Drop Box: until 10 p.m.
VISA, MasterCard or check
via NEIUport by 11:59 p.m.

Monthly Payment Due Dates

August 20 - 1/4 of the balance
September 25 - 1/4 of the balance
October 17 - 1/4 of the balance
November 14 - remaining balance

Deferred Payment Fee
(non-refundable)

Assessed if Fall account balance is not paid in full by September 8, 2014

$10

Late fees will be assessed on any past due amounts on December 9, 2014.

Tuition and Fees Refund / Credit Schedule

Should you need to drop a course - or completely withdraw from all of your classes - please review the below chart for details regarding deadline dates, refund/credit percentages, and grades to be assigned.

Northeastern no longer cancels student registrations for non-payment. In place of this, we ask that you review and accept a Financial Agreement document.  To review the dates for dropping classes and the associated credit/refund percentages please see the Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule. For payment due dates, please refer to the Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule .

Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule

Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule

Time Period Feb 24 - Aug 21 Aug 22 - Sept 8 Sept 9 - Sept 22 Sept 23 - Oct 7 Oct 8 - Nov 7
Credit / Refund Amount 100% 90% 50% 25% No Refund
Grade Issued None None W W W

Important Information

  1. To officially drop or withdraw from any or all courses, access NEIUport. The transaction must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the dates listed above.

  2. The tuition refunds/credits apply should you be reducing your course load or completely withdrawing from all courses. If you are completely withdrawing from all of your courses, you will be assessed a $10 Complete Withdrawal fee between August 22, 2014 through October 7, 2014.

  3. If you drop and add a course on the same date during the 90% credit period, you will not be assessed the 10% if the credit hours for the added course are the same number or more as the dropped course.

  4. Failure to officially withdraw or drop classes will result in the assignment of an “F” (Failure) grade.

  5. If you completely withdraw from all courses after the 100% credit period, you may still be assessed charges if you have not paid the full amount of tuition and fees.

Final Examination Schedules

Examination Periods

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Class Time During the Term

Class Time During the Term

Class Time During the Term

8:00-9:50 a.m. 9:25-10:40 a.m. TR 8:00-8:50 a.m. MWF 8:00-9:15 a.m. TR
10:00-11:50 a.m. 12:15-1:30 p.m. TR 9:00-9:50 a.m. MWF 10:50-12:05 p.m. TR
12:00-1:50 p.m. 1:00-1:50 p.m. MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m. MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m. MWF
2:00-3:50 p.m. 3:00-3:50 p.m. MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m. MWF 2:25-3:40 p.m. MW
2:00-2:50 p.m. MWF
1:40-2:55 p.m. TR 2:00-3:15 p.m. MW
2:50-4:05 p.m. MW
4:00-5:50 p.m. 4:15-5:30 p.m. TR 4:15-5:30 p.m. MW 4:15-6:55 p.m. R
4:15-6:55 p.m. T 4:15-6:55 p.m. M
6:00-7:50 p.m. 5:40-6:55 p.m. TR 5:40-6:55 p.m. MW 7:05-8:20 p.m. MW
4:15-6:55 p.m. W 7:05-9:45 p.m. W
8:00-9:50 p.m. 7:05-9:45 p.m. T 8:30-9:45 p.m. MW 7:05-8:20 p.m. TR
8:30-9:45 p.m. TR 7:05-9:45 p.m. M 7:05-9:45 p.m. R

Final examinations for Saturday classes: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

Final examinations for Friday only classes: Friday, December 12, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

Final examinations for Sunday only classes: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

If the University is officially closed or not conducting business during the scheduled examination period, examinations will be at the same time and in the same location as follows:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Exams  Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Exams Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Exams Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If a student identifies a schedule conflict affecting a formal examination, (s)he should contact the professor within two weeks of the beginning of class to make alternative arrangements for taking the examination. Reasonable accommodations will be made if: a) the conflict arises because of a religious belief, or b) the conflict is created by the examination pattern.

Note: Other campuses maintain different final examination schedules. Please contact each campus’ administrative office to determine when a final examination will be given.

Registration Information

Registration Dates / Times

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester will take place as follows:

Registration Dates

Advance Registration

Registration

Add/Drop

February 24 -
March 21

March 22 -
August 21

August 22 -
September 8

Registration Process

Your student “class level” and “hours earned” determine the earliest time that you can register. To determine when to register, follow these steps:

  1. Log into NEIUport (http://neiuport.neiu.edu). (NEIUport is operational Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.)
  2. Click on the “Current Student” tab
  3. Click on “Registration Status” in the “Registration Tools” channel
  4. Select “Fall 2014”
  5. Obtain the ‘Your Class for registration purposes is’ information
  6. Add the number of hours for your current ‘level’ (institutional and transfer) displayed under “Earned Credit” Note: Courses not yet graded are not included in “Earned Credit”.
  7. Locate your class and the number of “Credit Hours Earned” on the chart below to determine when you can begin to register. Once your registration time begins, you may register or adjust your schedule until the last day of the registration period (September 8).

Fall 2014 Registration Timetable

Class: Master's Program
Monday, February 24, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

25+

Noon 15-24
3:00 p.m. 0-14

Class: Graduate Students in Certificate Programs
Monday, February 24, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Class: Seniors
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Registration Start Time Credit Hours Earned
9:00 a.m. 110+
Noon 100-109
3:00 p.m. 90-99

Class: Juniors
Friday, February 28, 2014

Registration Start Time Credit Hours Earned
9:00 a.m. 80-89
Noon 70-79
3:00 p.m. 60-69

Class: Sophomores
Monday, March 3, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

50-59

Noon

40-49

3:00 p.m.

30-39

Class: Students Seeking 2nd Bachelor's Degree
Monday, March 3, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Class: Freshmen
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

20-29

Noon

10-19

3:00 p.m.

0-9

Class: Students-at-Large (SAL)
Friday, March 7, 2014

Registration Start Time

Credit Hours Earned

9:00 a.m.

0+

Registration Payment

First Payment Due

Amount

August 20, 2014

1/4 of the balance

More information about tuition and fees is available in the Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule section.

Class Schedule Worksheet (PDF)

View Class Schedule Worksheet

Online / Hybrid / Videoconferencing Courses

Hybrid Courses
Hybrid courses (also called blended courses) combine face-to-face sessions and online instruction. The pattern of specific meeting times for face-to-face sessions varies by course.

Videoconferencing Courses
Northeastern Illinois University offers selected courses that are delivered through a two-way interactive video teleconferencing network. A course that is offered on the network will be identified as a “Videoconferencing Course”.

D2L AT NEIU: ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING?

If you are considering taking online or hybrid courses at Northeastern Illinois University, we've created a sample online course called Is Online Learning Right for You? This course not only shows you what an online course is like, it also helps you to decide if your study skills, personal schedule, and access to technology would make you a good online student. To begin,

  1. Log in to NEIUport with your NEIU NetID and password.
  2. Click the Desire2Learn icon in the quick-links at the top of the screen.
    Result: Desire2Learn (D2L) opens in a new window and displays your personal home screen.
  3. In Desire2Learn, click the course name NEIU Sample Online Course: Is Online Learning Right for You? in the My NEIU Courses area at the bottom of the home screen.

No matter how you take courses at NEIU, we hope you’ll log in to D2L and look at the kinds of courses that can fit your schedule. To see D2L quick-guides for students, see http://www.neiu.edu/~ctl/D2L_students.html.

Weekend Institute Courses

The Weekend Institute for Professional Development provides students with course offerings on Friday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings and afternoons at three sites: El Centro, the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, and on the Main campus. Courses are also provided on Sunday afternoons on the Main Campus.

Courses are offered in two tracks, Pre-Education and Professional Studies. Students who complete the 10 courses (30 credit hours) in the Pre-Education track will satisfy all course work for admission into the College of Education. Additional College of Education admission requirements may be found on the College of Education web site. Students in the Professional track will take 10 courses (30 credit hours) that have been selected to enhance their skills in both the business and organizational environment.

The Weekend Institute also offers other courses for students that want or prefer this type of course offering.

Final Examination Schedule

Examination Periods

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Class Time During the Term

Class Time During the Term

Class Time During the Term

8:00-9:50 a.m. 9:25-10:40 a.m. TR 8:00-8:50 a.m. MWF 8:00-9:15 a.m. TR
10:00-11:50 a.m. 12:15-1:30 p.m. TR 9:00-9:50 a.m. MWF 10:50-12:05 p.m. TR
12:00-1:50 p.m. 1:00-1:50 p.m. MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m. MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m. MWF
2:00-3:50 p.m. 3:00-3:50 p.m. MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m. MWF 2:25-3:40 p.m. MW
2:00-2:50 p.m. MWF
1:40-2:55 p.m. TR 2:00-3:15 p.m. MW
2:50-4:05 p.m. MW
4:00-5:50 p.m. 4:15-5:30 p.m. TR 4:15-5:30 p.m. MW 4:15-6:55 p.m. R
4:15-6:55 p.m. T 4:15-6:55 p.m. M
6:00-7:50 p.m. 5:40-6:55 p.m. TR 5:40-6:55 p.m. MW 7:05-8:20 p.m. MW
4:15-6:55 p.m. W 7:05-9:45 p.m. W
8:00-9:50 p.m. 7:05-9:45 p.m. T 8:30-9:45 p.m. MW 7:05-8:20 p.m. TR
8:30-9:45 p.m. TR 7:05-9:45 p.m. M 7:05-9:45 p.m. R

Final examinations for Saturday classes: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

Final examinations for Friday only classes: Friday, December 12, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

Final examinations for Sunday only classes: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the same time and place as class meetings during the term.

If the University is officially closed or not conducting business during the scheduled examination period, examinations will be at the same time and in the same location as follows:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Exams  Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Exams Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Exams Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If a student identifies a schedule conflict affecting a formal examination, (s)he should contact the professor within two weeks of the beginning of class to make alternative arrangements for taking the examination. Reasonable accommodations will be made if: a) the conflict arises because of a religious belief, or b) the conflict is created by the examination pattern.

Note: Other campuses maintain different final examination schedules. Please contact each campus’ administrative office to determine when a final examination will be given.

Auditing a Course

Students who meet the admission requirements of the University and are registered for a course may audit the course if they have written permission of the instructor. NOTE: Courses in the College of Business and Management must also obtain written permission of the chairperson. Deadline to submit an approved written request to Enrollment Services (D-101) to audit a course in Fall 2014 is September 9, 2014.

A student auditing a course cannot later have his/her registration changed to secure course credit. A student registered for credit may not change to audit after the date listed above. Auditors pay the same tuition and fees as credit students. The grade issued is "V" (Visitor).

Concurrent Registration

Concurrent registration for undergraduates working toward a degree at Northeastern Illinois University is permissible. Prior to enrolling at another college or university, the student must meet with their academic advisor to determine which courses are appropriate for the student’s progress toward graduation.

Please refer to the Concurrent Registration Checklist for important information regarding the transferability of courses and the concurrent registration process.

The final decision regarding the transferability of courses will be determined by the Admissions Office when the official transcript is received.

Questions regarding concurrent registration can be directed to the Records Office at 773-442-4039.

Credit Hour Load (Overloads)

During the Fall term, a student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours. No student may carry a course overload during the first semester of study at Northeastern.

Approval for a course overload is required under the following conditions:

  • An enrollment of more than 18 hours.

To be considered for a course overload students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Write a petition explaining the compelling reason the overload is necessary.
  • Submit the letter of petition to the appropriate college Dean or Department.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduates who have not yet declared a major or pre-major
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students-at-large

Dean of the College of Business and Management

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Business & Management

Dean of the College of Education

  • Undergraduates who have officially declared a major or pre-major in the College of Education
  • Graduate students-at-large officially admitted to a certification program

Dean of the Graduate College

  • Graduates admitted to a Master’s degree program

Director of Nontraditional Degree Programs

  • Undergraduates officially admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program or the University Without Walls program

First Class Session Attendance Policy

Department instructors may reassign a student's seat in a class if the student does not attend the first class session and neglects to inform the instructor in advance of the intended absence.

The student will be responsible for any financial consequence if the course is not dropped officially by the student before the appropriate refund deadline. Failure to officially withdraw from class will result in a failing grade.

If you have any questions about withdrawing from a course please contact the Registration office at registration@neiu.edu or 773-442-4040.

Independent Study / Tutored Study

Independent or Tutored Study requires the signature of the instructor, department chairperson, college dean, and Academic Affairs on the Independent Study/Tutored Study Request form.

Deadline to submit the Independent Study Request form to the department chairperson is August 25 for Fall 2014.

Deadline to submit the Tutored Study Request form to the department chairperson is September 8 for Fall 2014.

Thesis seminar requires the signature of the Thesis advisor, department chairperson, college dean, program coordinator/advisor, dean of the Graduate College, and Academic Affairs on the Thesis Seminar form.

NOTE: All forms may be obtained from the department offering the course.

Pass / Fail Option

  • The Pass/Fail option is available only to undergraduate students in good academic standing (cannot be on academic probation).
  • The Pass/Fail option is not allowed for the following types of courses: General Education, Honors, College of Business & Management, Tutored Study, Independent Study, English 101, courses used to fulfill a major or minor requirement, or developmental courses.
  • Students are eligible to exercise the Pass/Fail option only after accumulating fifteen hours in residency (courses taken at Northeastern).
  • Eligible students will be permitted one pass/fail course per term. A maximum of 18 pass/fail hours, including transfer courses from other institutions, may be applied toward graduation but may not be counted toward a student’s major area of concentration, minor, or General Education Program.
  • Declaration of the intention to select the Pass/Fail option must be made no later than the tenth day of the term by notifying Enrollment Services (D-101). The decision to select the Pass/Fail option may not be changed after that date.
  • A grade of “P” will be used to indicate that the student has passed the course, and a grade of “F” will be used to indicate that the student has failed the course. The “F” will be included in the grade point average.
  • Instructors may offer courses restricted to pass/fail registration with approval from the appropriate College Educational Policy Committee and by the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs. Hours of credit carried by such course(s) will be part of the maximum 18 hours which have been approved for the general Pass/Fail option.

Additional information is available at the Enrollment Services Center (D-101) or in the current NEIU Academic Catalog.

Prerequisite Policy

The student should note that some course descriptions refer to a prerequisite course that either must be successfully completed or the student must be enrolled in the course prior to registration. The members of the faculty regard these prerequisites or their equivalent as a necessary foundation for student learning. It is, therefore, the student’s responsibility to be aware of and follow any course prerequisite(s) prior to registration. In such case that a course prerequisite cannot be met, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain a waiver of the prerequisite prior to registration by following the procedure applicable in the college or department which sponsors the course. Students who do not meet the course prerequisite and who have not obtained a waiver will be administratively dropped from the course.

Students should refer to the NEIU Academic Catalog for a description of courses, prerequisites and restrictions.

Waitlisting

Electronic Waitlisting!

Students who attempt to register for a course that is full may now put themselves on an Electronic Waiting List.

How It Works:

If a specific course section is full, students have the option to place themselves on an electronic waitlist.  Should a seat become available; an email notification (NEIU email) will be sent to the first student on the waitlist.  Students will have 48 hours from that time to login to NEIUport and register for the course, or remove themselves from the waitlist.

If you have any questions please contact the Registration office at registration@neiu.edu or 773-442-4040

Waitlisting directions for students

Academic Requirements

General Education Program List of Approved Courses (PDF)

View General Education Program List of Approved Courses

General Education List of Approved Honors Courses

Below is a list of approved honors courses that count toward general education.

Course Subject / Number

Course Title

ZANT-215 Honors: Human Origins: Intro Bio Anth
ZART-106 Honors: Introduction to Art History
ZART-170D Honors: Studio Exper: Metals & Jewelry
ZBIO-100 Honors: Introduction to Biology (Lab)
ZCHM-110 Honors: Chemical Concepts (Lab)
ZECO-215 Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
ZECO-217 Honors: Principles of Microeconomics
ZENG-201 Honors: World of Poetry
ZENG-202 Honors: World of Drama
ZENG-203 Honors: World of Fiction
ZESC-121 Honors: Introduction to Earth Science (Lab)
ZGES-104 Honors: World Geography
ZHIS-111B Honors: Western Civilization: 1500 A.D. to Present
ZHON-191 Honors: Introduction to the Performing and Fine Arts
ZHON-192 Honors: Introduction to the Humanities
ZHON-193 Honors: Introduction to Social Sciences
ZHON-194 Honors: Introduction to the Sciences
ZLIN-120 Honors: Language and Human Behavior
ZMUS-104 Honors: Musical Concepts: An Introduction
ZPHI-101 Honors: Critical Thinking
ZPHI-213 Honors: Ethics
ZPHY-110 Honors: Physics in Everyday Life(Lab)
ZPSC-216 Honors: American National Government
ZPSY-100 Honors: Survey of Psychology
ZSOC-100 Honors: Introduction to Sociology
ZTHE-130 Honors: Introduction to the Theatre
ZWGS-101 Honors: Women's Perspectives and Values

Mathematics / Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

See the General Education Limited List of classes for courses that satisfy this requirement. Students can also fulfill the requirement in one of the following ways:

  1. Transfer credit with a grade of “C” or better in any math course College Algebra level or higher. Other math courses are evaluated at the time of admission.
  2. A minimum score of 35 on the NEIU mathematics placement test, a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) calculus test, or a Math ACT score of 25 or higher.
  3. An Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a community college meeting the standards of the 1991 Illinois Community College Board model General Education curriculum in Mathematics or completion of the Illinois General Education Core curriculum prior to transferring to Northeastern Illinois University.
  4. Completion of one of the majors or minors listed below will automatically fulfill the Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business and Management

Biology major

Accounting major or minor

Chemistry major

Finance major or minor

Computer Science major or minor

General Business Administration major

Earth Science major

International Business minor

Economics major or minor

Management major or minor

Mathematics major or minor

Marketing major or minor

Physics major or minor

 

Psychology major

 

Improving Human Relations Requirement

House Bill Number 0094 of the 87th General Assembly of the State of Illinois requires:

"each public institution of higher education to include, in the general education requirements for obtaining a degree, course work on improving human relations to include race, ethnicity, gender and other issues related to improving human relations to address racism and sexual harassment on their campuses, through existing courses.”

Option 1: Courses

The following courses will fulfill this graduation requirement:

Course Gen Ed Attribute Course Title
AFAM-200 SB Intro to African and African-American Studies
ANTH-212 SB Intro to Cultural Anthropology
CMTC-100 HU Introduction to Communication
GES-104 SB Introduction to Geography
ICSE-201   History and Culture of Ethnic Groups in America
LING-120 HU Language and Human Behavior
LLAS-201   WIP: Culture and History of Latinos
NDP-310   WIP: Diversity in the Workplace
PHIL-213 HU Ethics
PSCI-210 SB Introduction to Political Science
PSCI-216 SB American National Government
SOC-100 SB Introduction to Sociology
SOC-105 SB Women, Men, and Social Change
WLC-200A   Intro to Arab Culture
WLC-200B   Intro to Brazilian Culture
WLC-200C   Intro to Chinese Culture
WLC-200F   Intro to French and Francophone Cultures
WLC-200I   Intro to Italian Culture
WLC-200J   Intro to Japanese Culture
WLC-200L   Intro to Latin American Cultures
WLC 200P   Intro to Polish Culture
WGS-101 HU Women’s Perspectives and Values

Option 2: Major/Minor Program

Students who complete one of the following programs of study have met the HB 0094 requirement. The study of the sources of conflict and the improvement of human relations is infused into the course work of these major and minor programs.

Anthropology major/minor
Bilingual/Bicultural Education major
Geography major
History major
Inner City Studies major
Justice Studies major/minor
Latino and Latin American Studies major/minor
Philosophy major/minor
Political Science major/minor
Social Work major/minor
Sociology major/minor
Women’s and Gender Studies major/minor

Campus Directory

    Campus Directory (PDF)

Compliance Disclosures

State / Federal Compliance Disclosures

Compliance
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Northeastern Illinois University does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability. In addition, Northeastern provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Students seeking reasonable accommodations in the classroom should contact Student Disability Services (D-104). Students seeking temporary handicapped parking permits should contact Student Health Services (E-051). Students or employees with concerns about discrimination on the basis of disability and employees seeking reasonable job accomodations should contact the Office of Equal Employment, Affirmative Action and Ethics Compliance (C-628).

Crime Awareness and the Campus Security Act

In compliance with Federal Regulations and the Campus Security Act, NEIU takes this opportunity to inform you that its Safety and Security Information Report is available on the university’s Web page at http://www.neiu.edu/university-life/university-police/crime-reports. This report contains information on: 1) the reporting of crimes or emergencies, 2) law enforcement authority and interagency relationships, 3) security awareness and crime prevention program, 4) maintenance and security of campus facilities, 5) access to campus facilities, 6) drug and alcohol policy, 7) crime statistics, and 8) policy and procedures regarding sexual assault (including prevention and awareness of sex offenses, procedures to follow if a sex offense occurs, procedures for on campus disciplinary action, possible sanctions, and distribution). Any individual who wishes a paper copy of the Safety and Security Information Report may obtain one upon request from the University Police Department (PF-104).

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides for the confidentiality of student records. The policy is printed in the University Catalog and addresses the location and procedures for the availability, release and access of student records.

National Voter Registration Act

The 1998 Higher Education Act Mandatory Good Fair Effort for the National Voter Registration Act. It reads, in part, "The institution will make good faith effort to distribute a mail voter registration form, requested and received from the State, to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution, and to make such forms widely available to students at the institution." The State of Illinois has provided the following link for students to use to print a voter registration form:

http://www.elections.state.il.us

http://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/register.aspx

English Voter Registration Form: http://www.elections.state.il.us/Downloads/VotingInformation/PDF/R-19.pdf

Spanish Voter Registration Form: http://www.elections.state.il.us/Downloads/VotingInformation/PDF/R-19Spanish.pdf

NEIU Policy on Nondiscrimination

Northeastern Illinois University subscribes to the principle of affirmative action and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, arrest record status, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

Oral Proficiency

Northeastern Illinois University, in accordance with a 1987 State statute insures that all persons providing classroom instruction to students are proficient in oral English. If an instructor’s oral proficiency is in doubt, students should contact the department chair to obtain information about the University’s procedure for handling complaints.

Sexual Assault

Northeastern Illinois University does not tolerate sexual assault, which is a specific type of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Northeastern cooperates fully with legal authorities in preventing and prosecuting sexual assault offenses, and imposes strict sanctions against those found responsible for sexual assault. The University offers educational programs and resources designed to promote the awareness and prevention of sexual assault on all campuses. Northeastern recognizes that victims and offenders can be any gender, including transgender, and expects members of the University community to help maintain a safe environment. 

Sexual Harassment

Northeastern Illinois University prohibits the sexual harassment of employees, students and visitors to campus. Copies of the sexual harassment policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedure are available in Counseling Services (D-024), and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Ethics Compliance (C-628).

Student Right To Know Act

In compliance with Federal Regulations, Northeastern Illinois University discloses our graduation rate to students, prospective students, and the general public, upon their request. Information regarding our graduation rate can be found at http://www.neiu.edu/about/office-institutional-research-and-assessment (click on Data Digest). A printed copy may be obtained by sending a written request to Northeastern Illinois University, Office of Enrollment Services, Graduation Rate, 5500 N. St. Louis, Chicago, Illinois 60625.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition: Residents

Enrolled

Tuition (per credit hour)

Plus Mandatory Fees
(per credit hour)

Total

Fall 2014/Spring & Summer 2015 $304 $57.60 $361.60

Fall 2013/Spring & Summer 2014

$287

$57.60

$344.60

Fall 2012/Spring & Summer 2013

$275

$57.60

$332.60

Fall 2011/Spring & Summer 2012

$275

$57.60

$332.60

Fall 2010/Spring & Summer 2011

$275

$57.60

$332.60

Fall 2009/Spring & Summer 2010

$260

$57.60

$317.60

Continuing: Prior to Summer 2009

$286

$57.60

$343.60

Please note: Tuition and fees are assessed per credit hour up to a total of 16 credit hours.

Graduate Tuition: Residents

Tuition (per credit hour)

Plus Mandatory Fees per credit hour)

Total

$307

$57.60

$364.60

Undergraduate Tuition: Non-Residents

Enrolled

Tuition (per credit hour)

Plus Mandatory Fees
(per credit hour)

Total

Fall 2014/Spring & Summer 2015 $608 $57.60 $665.60

Fall 2013/Spring & Summer 2014

$574

$57.60

$631.60

Fall 2012/Spring & Summer 2013

$550

$57.60

$607.60

Fall 2011/Spring & Summer 2012

$550

$57.60

$607.60

Fall 2010/Spring & Summer 2011

$550

$57.60

$607.60

Fall 2009/Spring & Summer 2010

$520

$57.60

$577.60

Continuing: Prior to Summer 2009

$550

$57.60

$607.60

Graduate Tuition: Non-Residents

Tuition (per credit hour)

Plus Mandatory Fees per credit hour)

Total

$614

$57.60

$671.60

Important Information Regarding Tuition

  • Tuition for newly enrolled undergraduate students seeking their first bachelor's degree is guaranteed for 4 consecutive years. The Tuition Guarantee Plan will help you and your family budget your educational expenses. The Tuition Guarantee Plan applies only to tuition. Fees may increase during the four years. For more information regarding the Tuition Guarantee Plan, including information about the Tuition Guarantee Plan extension, please see the Tuition Guarantee Plan section.
  • Students seeking a second bachelor's degree and graduate students-at-large will be assessed graduate level tuition.
  • Undergraduate students who register for the semester following graduation may be assessed undergraduate tuition. Tuition will be recalculated when the student's status is officially updated to a graduate. This usually occurs between one and two months after the beginning of the semester. Students are responsible for paying any additional charges that may occur as a result of the change in status.
  • Please note that miscellaneous fees and/or fees associated with a course may apply.
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Mandatory Fees for One Credit Hour

 

Main Campus Courses
 

El Centro Courses Carruthers Center Courses Center for College Access & Success Off-Campus Courses Online Courses Fee Amount Per Credit Hour
Campus Code MC EC CIS AS OFF OL  
Student Union X   X        $6.75
Student Activity X X X X     $5
Computer Resource X X X X X   $16.75
Health Services X   X       $1.70
Parking
Level 2
X X X       $12.50
Performing Arts X X X X     $0.80
Campus Recreation X X X X     $3.60
Academic
Enhancement
X X X X X   $7.50
Green Fee X X X X X   $3*
Online Fee           X $50
U-Pass ** **   ** ** ** $128

Green Fee is assessed once per student per semester NOT credit hour.
** The U-Pass is a mandatory fee of all full-time students who are taking at least one course on the Main Campus (MC).

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Description

Cost

Health Insurance Fee

Student (2)

$794.50

Spouse/Domestic Partner (1)

$2004.50

Per Child (1)

$765.50

Graduation/Commencement Fee

Undergraduate

$30.00

Graduate

$30.00

Transcript Fee (5)

$10.00

Orientation Fee

Freshmen (6)

$65.00

Transfer

$20.00

Parking (Semester, Level 1)

$379.00

Complete Withdrawal Fee (3)

$10.00

ID Card Replacement Fee

$10.00

Returned Check Fee

$15.00

Deferred Payment Fee

$10.00

Outstanding Balance Fee (4)

$50.00

Important Information Regarding Miscellaneous Fees

  • Certain fees are subject to change without notice and are not refundable.
  • All full-time undergraduate students will automatically be covered by the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan at a cost to be determined unless they have an insurance plan equal to or better than the Northeastern student plan. The fee may be waived online at http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com by September 9, 2014. The fee is not refundable after September 9, 2014.
  • Each semester parking is automatically charged on the student bill and is based on credit hours enrolled. Students who do not require parking must opt out by September 9, 2014.
  • (1) Optional fees - It is at the discretion of the student to make an election for the service or contribution and may be added at the time of payment.
  • (2) This is an optional fee for a student who is not a full-time undergraduate during the semester. A student who is interested in health insurance coverage and is not full-time undergraduate status may inquire at the Cashier's Office for more information.
  • (3) The Complete Withdrawal Fee is non-refundable.
  • (4) The Outstanding Balance Fee is non-refundable.
  • (5) Students will be assessed a $10 transcript fee at the time of their first registration. This fee will allow a student to request a reasonable amount of transcripts at no additional cost.
  • (6) This is a mandatory one-time fee paid by freshmen who are not transferring previously earned college credit. The fee supports orientation programs for these students.

Tuition Guarantee Plan

 

In 2003, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Northeastern Illinois University Act to include a four-year tuition guarantee for new undergraduate students beginning with the Fall 2004 semester. The purpose of the Act is to assist students and their families, at the beginning of the college experience, to be aware of what the costs of college tuition will be for the next four years. The Tuition Guarantee Plan applies to all newly enrolled undergraduate students, including transfers, and guarantees the same tuition rate for four continuous academic years. The Tuition Guarantee Plan applies only to tuition. The Tuition Guarantee Plan does not apply to fees.

Tuition Guarantee Plan Classification

For each student, the Tuition Guarantee Plan begins with the first term of enrollment. Under the Tuition Guarantee Plan, the tuition rate for new undergraduate students first enrolling at NEIU in the Fall 2004, or thereafter, will be held constant for four continuous academic years.

New Students

The Tuition Guarantee Plan applies to all newly enrolled undergraduate students (freshman, transfers, and students-at-large) seeking their first bachelor’s degree beginning with the Fall semester 2004, or thereafter, and will be effective for four continuous academic years. Newly enrolled is defined as undergraduate students seeking their first bachelor’s degree and registered for at least one class on or after the first day of the term. The four-year tuition guarantee expires at the end of the term (Fall, Spring, or Summer) immediately preceding the four-year anniversary of the student’s initial enrollment. (For example, students who enter the Fall 2014 semester will be guaranteed their tuition through the Summer 2018 term).

Extension to Tuition Guarantee Plan

Beginning in the Fall 2010 term, undergraduate students who previously qualified for the Tuition Guarantee Plan, as defined above, will now qualify for two additional years of guaranteed tuition. The tuition rate for the additional two years is equal to the amount charged to undergraduate students seeking their first Bachelor’s degree who initially enrolled in the academic year following the students with the additional tuition guarantee. For example, students who first enrolled in Fall 2007 had their tuition guaranteed at the same rate through Summer 2011, and now will have their tuition rate guaranteed for two additional consecutive academic years at the rate charged to students who first enrolled in Fall 2008.

Students Whose Guarantee Expires

The Tuition Guarantee Plan as described above will expire after six continuous years following initial enrollment, or upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.

Readmitted Students

Students who withdraw for any reason, other than being called up for active military service, and re-enroll will retain the guarantee rate they had when they withdrew from the university. The tuition guarantee will not be extended as a result of withdrawal.

Full-time or Part-time

The determination of eligibility for the Tuition Guarantee Plan is not affected by full-time or part-time enrollment status; all new undergraduates are included.

Students Changing Majors

The Tuition Guarantee Plan expiration date will not change for students changing their major.

Questions concerning this policy can be directed to either Enrollment Services or Bursar Services.

Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule

Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or check via NEIUport (http://neiuport.neiu.edu). Once you register, you are responsible for the full amount regardless of any subsequent additions in credit hours, unless you officially drop by the appropriate refund deadline. If you are unable to pay your tuition in full at the time you make your initial payment, you may select the Deferred Payment Plan. A $10 fee will automatically be added to your account if the Fall account balance is not paid in full by September 8, 2014.

NEIU no longer cancels student registrations for non-payment. In place of this, we ask that you review and accept a Financial Agreement document.  To review the dates for dropping classes and the associated credit/refund percentages please see the Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule.

Method of Payment

Cashier: until 7 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
Cashier: until 4:30 p.m. (Fri)
Drop Box: until 10 p.m.
VISA, MasterCard or check
via NEIUport by 11:59 p.m.

Monthly Payment Due Dates

August  20 - 1/4 of the balance
September 25 - 1/4 of the balance
October 17 - 1/4 of the balance
November 14 - remaining balance

Deferred Payment Fee
(non-refundable)

Assessed if Fall account balance not paid in full by September 8, 2014

$10

Late fees will be assessed on any past due amounts on December 9, 2014.

Refund Disbursement

Students may receive their refunds electronically through direct deposit. Please see the Payment/Refund link found in the Registration Tools channel, on the Current Student tab of NEIUport for instructions on setting up your electronic refund. Student refunds processed electronically will be disbursed up to one week prior to student refund check disbursements.

Students wishing to pick up their refund checks must do so in person. Two forms of identification are required.

  • An NEIU Student ID (mandatory)
  • Any other photo ID

Refunds will be disbursed beginning September 24, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Please note: Complete withdrawals or a semester with no grades earned may require a return of refunds.

Any refund checks not picked up in person will be mailed after the last date to drop classes, regardless of the amount or type of check. You must update your address on NEIUport if you change your address. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Loan Department at 773-442-5175.

Residency Determination

An adult student (18 years or over) who has been a bonafide resident of Illinois for a period of at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding the official beginning of any term of registration at the University will be considered an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Other residency categories are explained in the NEIU Academic Catalog.

Evidence of resident status shall be submitted at the time of application for admission. A student may have his/her residency status reclassified at any time by the University on the basis of additional or changed information.

If the student is classified in error as a resident student, the change in tuition shall be applied to the next term after reclassification. If the student is classified in error as a non-resident, the change in tuition shall be applicable to the term in which the reclassification occurs. A written request for reconsideration must be filed with Enrollment Services (D-101) within 30 calendar days from the date of assessment of tuition. For additional information refer to the current NEIU Academic Catalog.

Mandatory Fee Descriptions

Mandatory fees are intended to enhance and facilitate many aspects of campus life to include the following:
 

Academic Enhancement Fee
This fee is dedicated to University renovation, improvement and upgrade of classrooms, laboratories and other academic space.

Campus Recreation Fee
This fee supports a comprehensive recreation program, including intramurals, wellness and fitness programs, aquatics, sport clubs and informal recreation.

Clean/Renewable Energy or “Green” Fee
The fee will fund implementation of clean and renewable energy technologies and improvement of campus energy efficiency at Northeastern Illinois University. Some examples of the uses of this fee may include: a campus- wide energy audit, lighting efficiency improvements, alternate energy sources (solar panels), and recycling initiatives.

Computer Resource Fee
It is dedicated to the enhancement of computer services available to students. Such purposes shall include the addition of computer workstations, additional "smart classrooms", and increased access to all the networks and communications highway currently in place as well as those to be built in the future. There will be an increased availability of staff to assist students in learning to take advantage of the new and evolving technologies.

Health Service Fee
The fee enables the university to provide assessment and care for a wide range of student health concerns.

Online Course Fee
This fee supports infrastructure and operational costs involved in making online courses available to NEIU students.

Parking Fee
University students have three parking options: to participate in the Level 2 parking program, to participate in Level 1 parking, or to waive out of the parking program entirely. Students who choose to participate in Level 2 parking will be assessed the parking fee based on credit hours enrolled.

Performing Arts Fee
Helps support university theatre and dance productions and musical concerts.

Student Activity Fee
It is used to support the Student Government, student organizations and clubs, and the many activities, programs, media, and events sponsored by the above group.

Student Union Fee
Helps support the Student Union, which is the heart of the activity program on- campus. It is the scene of lectures, discussions, concerts, dances, meetings, and other activities. The facilities include food services, lounges, and meeting rooms.

U-Pass Fee
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass is an unlimited ride pass offered to full-time NEIU students. The ride pass can be used anytime, anywhere on CTA buses and trains. The CTA U-Pass is a mandatory, non-refundable fee assessed to all full-time NEIU students. For information regarding full-time status please refer to the Enrollment Verification section.

Outstanding Tuition and Emergency Loan Balances

In order for NEIU to continue to provide an affordable education, it is important for the student to meet his/her financial commitment. Students who have not met their financial obligation are subject to the following:

  1. The student may not be allowed to register for classes.
  2. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released.
  3. The student's account will be charged a $50 non-refundable outstanding balance fee.
  4. The student’s account will be assigned to private collection agencies.
  5. The student’s account will be reported to the State of Illinois Comptroller.
  6. Please note that only one emergency loan can be approved in one semester.

Tuition and Fees Refund / Credit Schedule

Should you need to drop a course - or completely withdraw from all of your classes - please review the below chart for details regarding deadline dates, refund/credit percentages, and grades to be assigned.

NEIU no longer cancels student registrations for non-payment. In place of this, we will ask that you review and accept a Financial Agreement document.  To review the dates for dropping classes and the associated credit/refund percentages please see the online Class Sechedule. The Class Schedule also includes payment due dates.

Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule

Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule

Time Period Feb 24 - Aug 21 Aug 22 - Sept 8 Sept 9 - Sept 22 Sept 23 - Oct 7 Oct 8 - Nov 7
Credit / Refund Amount 100% 90% 50% 25% No Refund
Grade Issued None None W W W

Important Information

  1. To officially drop or withdraw from any or all courses, access NEIUport. The transaction must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the dates listed above.
  2. The tuition refunds/credits apply should you be reducing your course load or completely withdrawing from all courses. If you are completely withdrawing from all of your courses, you will be assessed a $10 Complete Withdrawal fee between August 22, 2014 through October 7, 2014.
  3. If you drop and add a course on the same date during the 90% credit period, you will not be assessed the 10% if the credit hours for the added course are the same number or more as the dropped course.
  4. Failure to officially withdraw or drop classes will result in the assignment of an “F” (Failure) grade.
  5. If you completely withdraw from all courses after the 100% credit period, you may still be assessed charges if you have not paid the full amount of tuition and fees.

Returned Check Policy

A $15 fee will be assessed for each returned check received by the university. After two occurrences, the student will be precluded from making a payment by check for the next two years (three years after the third occurrence). The student has a right to appeal the length of time with the Bursar. Students who pay for their classes with a check that is returned due to insufficient funds will also be liable for all tuition/fee charges, and will receive grades unless they drop their courses by the appropriate refund or drop/withdrawal dates.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Information

Contact information for Financial Aid Office:
Room: D-200
Phone: 773-442-5016
Web: http://www.neiu.edu/financial-aid/
E-mail: Financial-Aid@neiu.edu

Information for grants, scholarships, loan and work programs are available on NEIUport and in the Financial Aid Office (D-200). To be eligible for most Financial Aid awards, students must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6 credit hours for both undergraduate and graduate students) and must be admitted into a degree-seeking program (not Student-at-Large).

To apply for financial assistance during Fall, 2014, students must complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov and indicate NEIU (school code 001693) as one of their college choices. FAFSA results will then be sent to the student and NEIU, electronically. Additional documentation may be necessary to verify the FAFSA information and to determine eligibility for financial aid programs. Once the FAFSA is received, students can check requirements necessary to complete their application on NEIUport. Students can also check award status and academic progress status on NEIUport.

Financial aid awards will be processed in the date priority order that the student's FAFSA results are received at NEIU and as funds are available. Students whose FAFSA results are received at NEIU after May 1, 2014  should be prepared to make an initial down payment on their Fall, 2014 fee bill using their own resources. If the student is later determined to be eligible for financial aid funds, a refund will be issued for eligible payments made.

Once eligibility has been determined, Financial Aid awards will be applied towards the student's tuition and fees balance. Tuition based scholarships (Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard, Cooperating Teachers, Civil Service Employees, institutional merit awards) must be processed first at the Financial Aid Office two weeks prior to the tuition and fees payment due date. For tuition and fees payment deadlines, please see the Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule.

Complete Withdrawals / Return of Title IV Funds

Students who completely withdraw* from all classes prior to the 60% point of term must repay a portion of financial aid funds received. The amount you repay will be based on the amount of time you attended classes. In most cases, you are entitled to keep the percent of aid that equals the amount of time you attended the term. For example, if you completely withdraw from classes at the 30% point of the term, you can keep 30% of your financial aid and would need to repay up to 70% of the aid you received.

NEIU will return these funds to the U.S. Department of Education (for Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, TEACH, Perkins Loans or Direct Stafford Loans) and will charge your student account. Students must make arrangements to repay any amounts owed before being allowed to enroll again at NEIU or receive additional Title IV funds.

*NEIU considers that you are completely withdrawn from classes on the day you drop your last class online via NEIUport. Students who do not officially withdraw and can document their last day of attendance will be considered as having attended 50% of the term and will be responsible for repaying 50% of all federal aid received.

Students who do not attend classes will be responsible for repaying 100% of all federal aid received.

Drop Deadlines and Financial Aid Eligibility

Most Financial Aid Programs will be based on your TOTAL ENROLLED HOURS as of End of Business Day on September 9, 2014.

Most Financial Aid Programs WILL NOT PAY for classes dropped during the 90% refund period, August 22 – September 8, 2014.  Students will be responsible for the 10% cost of classes dropped during this period.

Students with Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard will have this 10% covered; however, this will impact Eligibility Units available for future payments. See Tuition and Fees Refund/Credit Schedule for more information about add/drop deadlines.

Any excess financial aid funds remaining will be issued as a disbursement refund to the student. See Disbursement page for more details.

For additional information, check the NEIU website: http://www.neiu.edu/financial-aid/ or e-mail us at Financial-Aid@neiu.edu.

Refund Disbursement

Students may receive their refunds electronically through direct deposit. Please see the Payment/Refund link found in the Registration Tools channel, on the Current Student tab of NEIUport for instructions on setting up your electronic refund. Student refunds processed electronically will be disbursed up to one week prior to student refund check disbursements.

Students wishing to pick up their refund checks must do so in person. Two forms of identification are required.

  • An NEIU Student ID (mandatory)
  • Any other photo ID

Refunds will be disbursed beginning September 24, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Please note: Complete withdrawals or a semester with no grades earned may require a return of refunds.

Any refund checks not picked up in person will be mailed after the last date to drop classes, regardless of the amount or type of check. You must update your address on NEIUport if you change your address. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Loan Department at 773-442-5175.

Resources & Additional Information

Advising and Career Development Center

The Advising and Career Development Center provides the tools and resources to discover, define and accomplish your goals.

Academic advisors provide academic and developmental advising for all undergraduate students who have not declared majors. Students remain with their academic advisor until they declare a major, at which time the major department will assign a major advisor. A special academic advisor is available for students interested in pre-law and pre-professional health sciences programs.

Career advisors assist students in developing appropriate major and career options through individual appointments, assessments, job fairs, and workshops. Career advisors also assist alumni with the successful transition of their academic credentials to the workforce.

Academic and career advisors help students to take responsibility for their academic choices in support of fulfilling career aspirations.

Admissions Information and Deadlines

Applying
Students are encouraged to apply online at http://www.neiu.edu. This is the quickest application method. A non-refundable application fee of $30 must be submitted with your application. If you are applying online, the application fee must be paid by debit/credit card or check. Please do not send cash.

Former Students
Students who have previously registered at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to register if they meet requirements outlined below. Students who have been dropped for poor scholarship from Northeastern must be readmitted to the University by the Committee on Academic Standards. Students must submit a written letter of petition, the university application and a $30 non-refundable application fee to the University Registrar. All documents must be received by July 15, 2014.

New Students
Students who have never enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are classified as new students. All new students must complete a university application and be admitted prior to registration. The university application, non-refundable fee and supporting documents must be submitted in accordance with application deadlines.

Undergraduate Students
Former undergraduates in good academic standing pursuing a bachelor's degree are eligible to register if they have enrolled during the Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 semester. Students who have not attended during any of the above semesters must reapply for admission. New students wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree must apply by the application deadlines. An application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the published admission deadlines. A non-refundable application fee of $30 must be submitted with your application.

Students-at-Large without degree
Former students who have previously enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University as students-at-large without degree are eligible to register. If you have attended as a student-at-large and want to remain in this status, you do not need to reapply.

New students wishing to apply as students-at-large without degree must apply by the application deadlines.

Students-at-Large are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Students who have graduated from Northeastern Illinois University are considered graduate Students-at-Large and do not need to apply as a graduate Student-at-Large

Students-at-Large with degree
Students who have previously enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University as students-at-large with degree are eligible to register. If you have attended as a student-at-large and want to remain in this status, you do not need to reapply. New students wishing to apply as students-at-large with degree must apply by the application deadlines.

Students-at-large are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Application and Credentials Deadlines

Undergraduates

Fall Semester

July 1

Spring Semester

November 1

Summer Session I

April 1

Summer Session II

May 1

International Undergraduates

Fall Semester

June 1

Spring Semester

October 1

Summer Session I

March 1

Summer Session II

April 1

Students-at-Large with or without a Degree

Fall Semester

July 15

Spring Semester

November 15

Summer Session I

May 15

Summer Session II

June 15

*Master's

Fall Semester

July 1

Spring Semester

November 1

Summer Semester

June 1

*International Master's

Fall Semester

June 1

Spring Semester

October 1

Summer Semester

March 1

* Consult with Graduate Admissions and Records as some graduate programs may have an  earlier deadline.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (Bachelor's Degree Candidates)

Refer to the NEIU Academic Catalog for specific information regarding undergraduate graduation requirements.

  1. General Education Requirements (including Math/Quantitative Reasoning)
  2. English 101 or equivalent
  3. Students admitted Fall 2008 and after must complete a writing intensive (WIP) course.
  4. Improving Human Relations Requirement
  5. Declaring a Major
  6. Major Program Requirements
  7. 24 credit hours of upper division (300 level) and 18 credit hours at either the 200- or 300-level
  8. credit hours residency requirement
  9. Filing for Graduation
  10. Successful completion of at least 120 semester hours
  11. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Some academic programs and departments have other specific grade requirements.

Graduation Requirements (Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies & The University Without Walls)

Contact the Nontraditional Degree Programs Office (773-442-6030) or see the NDP website for Specific information regarding BAIS and UWW graduation requirements.

Campus Locations

Students enrolled at any one of the following sites are considered on-campus Northeastern Illinois University students and are charged the appropriate tuition and fees: Main Campus, El Centro, the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, and the Center for College Access and Success.

On-campus Locations
Main Campus
(5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL)

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
(700 E. Oakwood, Chicago, IL)

El Centro
(3390 N. Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL)
The NEIU-El Centro Campus makes available the general education program of the University to students who are interested in taking classes primarily during the evening hours and/or on the weekends. In addition, the NEIU-El Centro Campus offers undergraduate courses from the Social Work and Human Resource Development programs and graduate courses from the Educational Leadership and Development and Reading programs. All the classes at the NEIU-El Centro Campus are taught in English, with the exception of the language courses.

Course Registration Procedures
NEIU students admitted through NEIU-El Centro Campus get priority course registration at NEIU-El Centro Campus. Non-El Centro Campus students planning on taking any of the following classes at NEIU-El Centro Campus may register during all registration periods. Please refer to the individual academic departments in the department notes section for important information which may affect your enrollment and registration. Also, refer to the policy on first class session attendance. Students taking classes at NEIU-El Centro Campus are considered Northeastern Illinois University students and are charged the appropriate tuition and fees. For more information call 773-442-4080.

Center for College Access and Success
(770 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL)

Off-campus Locations
University Center of Lake County
(1200 University Center Dr, Grayslake, IL)
Northeastern Illinois University offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses at several off-campus sites including the University Center of Lake County. Current degree completion programs include:

    Accounting (BS)
    Political Science (BA)
    Psychology (BA)
    Master's Degree in Educational Leadership - Type 75 (MA)
    Human Resource Development (BA)                              

For more information about NEIU programs at the University Center, please contact the NEIU Transfer Center at 847-665-4173 or 773-442-4076. You may also e-mail TransferSteps@neiu.edu. Additional information about NEIU degree completion programs at the University Center is available at http://www.neiu.edu/Transfer.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services (D-104) affords students with disabilities “reasonable accommodations” under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please call 773-442-4595 for assistance.

E-mail

E-mail is the official means for communication at NEIU. The University will send communications to students via official NEIU e-mail accounts only. It is recommended that students check their e-mail regularly as some communications may be time-sensitive. Examples of the types of communication you may receive are:

  • Notification of courses that have been cancelled or have had changes in meeting information
  • Important notifications that cannot be sent to a personal email account
  • Notification of tuition payment due dates
  • Announcement of registration dates
  • Communication with your class instructors
  • Courtesy and overdue notices for Library materials
  • Interlibrary loan service via ILIad to request books and journal articles

Your NEIU E-mail account allows you to:

  • Send and retrieve e-mail
  • Access the Ronald Williams Library Databases from an off-campus location
  • Access Desire2Learn
  • Create a personal web page which can be viewed on the Internet from anywhere in the world
  • Store files online within your account

Enrollment Verification

When verifying enrollment for purposes of financial aid programs, loan deferments, and other programs the University reports enrollment status as follows:

Fall and Spring Semesters

Undergraduate Students

Status

Graduate Students

Status

12+ hours

Full-time

9+ hours

Full-time

6-11 hours

Half-time

6-8 hours

Half-time

Less than 6 hours

Part-time

Less than 6 hours

Part-time

Summer Semester

Undergraduate Students

Status

Graduate Students

Status

12+ hours

Full-time

9+ hours

Full-time

6-11 hours

Half-time

5-8 hours

Half-time

Less than 6 hours

Part-time

Less than 5 hours

Part-time

Honors Program

All new and continuing students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to apply for the University Honors Program (UHP). The Honors Student program (for Freshmen and Sophomores) overlaps entirely with general education requirements. For Juniors and Seniors, the Honors Scholar program overlaps with major or minor requirements and includes a research course and senior project. The Honors Scholar program requires a minimum of three semesters to complete.

Information and the application are online at http://www.neiu.edu/academics/honors-program.

For more details, contact:

Kristen Over, Ph.D.
Coordinator of the University Honors Program
Room: B-141
Phone: 773-442-6045
E-mail: k-over@neiu.edu

Hours of Operation - Enrollment Services and Bursar Services

The offices in Enrollment Services and Bursar Services will be open the following days/times during the Fall 2014 Semester.

Bursar Services
Accounts Receivable
Cashier
Student Loans

Enrollment Services
Admissions Recruiting
Admissions Review and Processing
Financial Aid
Graduate Admissions and Records
Records
Registration
Scholarships
Transfer Center
Veterans Services

Office Hours

Open

Closed

Monday – Thursday

8:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

Friday

8:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 16

9 a.m.

12 p.m.

Saturday, August 23

9 a.m.

12 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

9 a.m.

12 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Dates/times are subject to change.

Identification Cards

All NEIU students are required to have a NEIU photo identification (ID) card issued by the University.

Photo ID cards are issued at the Information Center of the Student Union (across from Beck’s Bookstore).

Information Center Hours

Open

Closed

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m.

10 p.m.

Saturday

9 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Hours subject to change. Call 773-442-4290 for current schedule.

NEIU Photo ID Cards are mandatory to:

  • Check out books and materials from the Library
  • Gain access to the Physical Education Building for classes or recreational activities
  • Verify status for University-sponsored events and activities
  • Pick up any checks disbursed by the University
  • Request information regarding your record at the Enrollment Services Center, Cashier’s Office, Student Loan Office, and Accounts Receivable
  • Print, copy and scan documents at the NEIU printers and multifunction devices

NEIU Photo ID Cards can also be:

  • Used as an add value card in photocopiers, computer lab printers, and Library microfilm printers. The magnetic strip on the back of the ID card can be encoded with a dollar value up to $25. To encode (or increase) the dollar value on an ID card, go to an on-campus 'Add Value' station. Insert the card and a $5, $10, or $20 bill and the dollar value on the magnetic strip will be increased by that amount. Each time the ID card is used for a purchase, the dollar value encoded on the magnetic strip will be reduced by the amount of the transaction.

To obtain an ID Card, a student must present:

  1. proof of enrollment for the current semester (i.e. a current Student Detail Schedule or Account Summary by Term), and
  2. a current photo ID such as a valid driver’s license, State ID, passport, or any government-issued ID.

The initial ID card is free for enrolled students; however, the replacement cost of a lost ID is $10. Note: A replacement ID card resulting from damage or name change will be replaced at no cost as long as the original ID is presented at the time of replacement.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

Northeastern Illinois University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Successful completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or baccalaureate degree have been satisfied and allows students to transfer this portion of an associate or baccalaureate degree from one participating IAI Institution to another without incurring a loss of credit. This agreement is in effect for students entering as a first time student in summer 1998 (and thereafter). For more information contact the Admissions and Transfer Center (D-130) at TransferSteps@neiu.edu or 773-442-4076.

Incomplete Grades

  • An “I” (incomplete) may be given if a student is absent from the final examination or fails to complete a special research or individual study project because of some unavoidable circumstance such as illness.
  • Effective Summer 2008, students will have two semesters (including Summer) after the incomplete grade has been assigned to remove the incomplete.
  • Incompletes that have not been removed within two semesters will be changed to an “F” grade.
  • This policy does not apply to Thesis Seminars or master’s project seminars.

Major Declaration

Effective Spring 2001, the University implemented a policy requiring all undergraduate students to declare a major by the time they have earned a total of 45 credit hours. Students who have not completed the prerequisites necessary to declare a major must declare a pre-major. You must contact the appropriate academic department to officially declare your major or you may declare a pre-major by obtaining the form at the Enrollment Services Center (D-101).

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Military Leave Policy

The call to active duty presents an extreme hardship upon students. In an effort to assist those students who are called to active duty, Northeastern Illinois University has established the following policy.

NEIU students who are members of the National Guard, Reserves, ROTC, or active United States military and who are called to active or inactive duty (i.e. drill, annual training, flight training periods, active duty for special work, readiness management assembly, Title 32, etc.) or who require medical treatment for service-related conditions will not receive any academic penalty for that service or treatment.

Within ten days after a student is notified that he/she has been called to duty, or needs to return for medical treatment (including travel time to/from the duty or treatment), he/she needs to inform his/her instructors that he/she will be absent. The Veterans Services office must also be notified.

Staff in the Veterans Services Office (D-130) will work with the instructors to help the student in a variety of ways in accordance with NEIU’s Student Military Leave Policy and as determined by the length of the absence, instructor, and student. The Veterans Services Office, located in D-130, can be reached at 773-442-4070.

Parking

Contact Information:
Parking Facility NE Side, 1st Floor
773-442-4114 or 773-442-4117
http://www.neiu.edu/parking

Office Hours

Open

Closed

Monday – Thursday

8 a.m.

9 p.m.

Friday

8 a.m.

  5 p.m.

Parking Fees

Students who desire to participate in Level 1 must sign a waiver form to opt out of the Level 2 parking program and independently purchase a Level 1 parking permit (forms obtained in the Cashier’s Office). Students that do not want to participate in the parking program must sign a waiver form to opt out of the program. A waiver form for this purpose may be printed from the Current Student tab by clicking on Parking Waiver Form in the Parking Information channel in NEIUport. It is also available at the Cashier's Office (D-101A). Once a student permit has been issued, it can be viewed online and coverage is effective immediately. All permits must be properly displayed within 7 business days from the mail-out/issue date.

Parking Permit Information

  • The last day to opt out of the mandatory parking fee is September 9, 2014.
  • Students who choose to participate in parking on campus must first register for classes and then register their vehicle online at http://www.neiu.edu/parking.

Parking Registration Application

The Parking Office is located at the NE side of the Parking Facility on the 1st Floor. Any vehicle parked in the university parking lot must be registered, parking fee paid and decal properly displayed as outlined in our Parking Rules and Regulations at http://www.neiu.edu/parking.

Permits Required 24 Hours Every Day

A valid NEIU parking permit or decal will be required in all parking lots, during all hours of the day.

Fee Payment
All student parking permit fees should be paid at the Cashier's Office (D-101A). Each semester after registering for your classes, you must register your vehicles(s) online at the following Northeastern Illinois University Parking website, http://www.neiu.edu/parking in order to receive a permit. All permits must be picked up in person and signed for. Permit Distribution is as follows:

  • First week of classes: Tables in the Village Square or at the location designated during the online vehicle process
  • Second week: Thereafter at the location designated online

Students may check the status of their permit by selecting the “Where’s My Permit?” link on the Parking Office home page at http://www.neiu.edu/parking. Any vehicle not properly displaying a permit by the beginning of the third full week of classes is subject to being fined.

The university provides parking for all students, faculty and staff. Cars parked on the surrounding residential streets in areas designated for Zone 1 parking will be ticketed by the Chicago Police Department.

Parking Lot Information: Permits and Term Options
Level 1
Lots A & C
(see campus map)
All vehicles must display a valid parking permit or decal designated for Level 1 lots. Level 1 parking permits and decals are valid in all identified legal parking spaces in Level 2 lots also, except handicap spaces.
Level 1 Parking Fees Semester: $379.00

Level 2
All other lots
All vehicles must display a valid parking permit or decal designated for Level 1 or Level 2 lots. Level 2 parking permits and decals are not valid in regular spaces for Level 1 lots.
Level 2 Parking Fees: $12.50 per credit hour

Handicap Parking
Identified spaces in each lot
Parking in the handicapped spots on campus requires the display of a valid Level 1 or Level 2 University parking permit in conjunction with a state issued Persons with Disabilities license plate or hanging placard or a temporary NEIU Handicapped Parking placard.

The Student Health Services Office will issue temporary NEIU Handicapped Parking placards that are valid only for short term handicapped parking for up to three weeks. Remember that both the NEIU permit and the Persons with Disabilities plate/placard must be properly displayed when parked in a university handicapped spot. Please call Student Health Services at 773-442-5800 with any questions.

Motorcycle
Special motorcycle parking is available in Lot D and in the Parking Facility on levels two through five. Purchase and distribution of special motorcycle/motor bike decals are available at the Parking Office.

Refunds
All refunds are given in accordance with University tuition deadline dates and percentages. The parking decal must be returned to the Parking Office at the time you completely withdraw from classes.
Daily Parking Options
Daily Parking Pass
A Daily Parking Pass costs $5 per day and must be purchased on a daily, as-needed basis from the DAILY PERMIT MACHINE located in the H lot (at the South end of campus in Level 2) or from the Parking Office in the Parking Facility on the first floor. The machine will accept credit card payments as well as cash.

Parking Meters
Parking meters have a 30 minute time limit. Parking permits are not valid at meters.

Student Health Insurance

(Hospital/Doctor Insurance)

Administered in Student Health Services (E-051), 773-442-5800

Basic Rates

Description

Cost

Student (individual only)

$794.50

Spouse/Domestic Partner

$2004.50

Per Child

$765.50

Maternity is included in this basic rate.  If dependent coverage is desired, the student must obtain an insurance application form online at http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com.

Full-time Undergraduate Students

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for each term for which a student is enrolled.  All confirmed full-time undergraduates are automatically billed for Student Health Insurance.  Undergraduate students have the option to waive the health insurance by completing a health insurance waiver online at http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com no later than September 9, 2014.  The health insurance cost is non-refundable after this deadline.

Please be aware that in order to avoid a lapse in coverage, insurance should be purchased each semester: Fall and Spring sessions.  This should be done at the time the tuition payment is made.

Part-time Undergraduate and Master's Degree Students

Undergraduate students with at least 6 credit hours and graduate students who wish to purchase student health insurance will need to pay the premium upon enrolling for insurance.  If dependent coverage is desired, the student must obtain an insurance application form online at http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com.

Alumni Coverage

Graduates may continue their health insurance only for the term immediately following their graduation by going online to http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com to print the form.

Testing Services

Testing Schedules and additional information are available in New Student and Family Programs (C-520) or at http://www.neiu.edu/testingservices. You may also call to register for a test at 773-442-5293.

Printers / Scanners / Multifunctional Devices

Students, faculty, and staff must have a NEIUport NetID and NEIU ID card (with self-assigned 4-digit PIN) in order to print, scan, and photocopy on campus. Users are required to set up a four digit PIN to use their ID cards and access their print allowance. Users can set and reset their 4-digit PIN at http://print.neiu.edu.

Registered students at NEIU have a 7,500 point Print Quota that will reset at the beginning of each semester for which they are registered. The Print Quota can be used for printing, scanning, and photocopying on campus. For security purposes, print quota PIN and NetID PASSWORDS should not be shared amongst users.

Single-sided black and white prints and copies are 10 points per page, double-sided black and white prints and copies are 9 points per page (or 18 points per page printed or copied on two sides). Color copies and prints are 25 points. Scans are 4 points.

Any unused Print Quota does not roll over to the following semester. There are no refunds for unused portions of the Print Quota. For those students that exceed their Print Quota, single-sided black and white prints and copies will cost 10 cents per page, double sided black and white prints and copies will cost 9 cents per page (or 18 cents per page printed or copied on two sides). Color copies and prints are 25 cents per page. Scans are 4 cents per page.

For more information on using the NEIU ID for printing, scanning and photocopying, setting or resetting the four digit PIN, and to view individual printing, scanning, and photocopying activity go to http://print.neiu.edu.

Residency Determination

An adult student (18 years or over) who has been a bonafide resident of Illinois for a period of at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding the official beginning of any term of registration at the University will be considered an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Other residency categories are explained in the NEIU Academic Catalog.

Evidence of resident status shall be submitted at the time of application for admission. A student may have his/her residency status reclassified at any time by the University on the basis of additional or changed information.

If the student is classified in error as a resident student, the change in tuition shall be applied to the next term after reclassification. If the student is classified in error as a non-resident, the change in tuition shall be applicable to the term in which the reclassification occurs. A written request for reconsideration must be filed with Enrollment Services (D-101) within 30 calendar days from the date of assessment of tuition. For additional information refer to the current NEIU Academic Catalog.

Student Computing Services

Student Computing Services is located in B-107, or by calling 773-442-4390. Printing is available at all Student Computing Services locations.

Visit http://www.neiu.edu/university-life/technology-services/student-computing-services-scs for the most recent updates pertaining to lab hours and availability.

Textbooks

Students may look up required textbook information in the same place that they look up classes. The benefit is that students who are interested in a particular course and section will be able to view the textbook information during the registration process, prior to the start of the academic term.

To view textbook information, click on Look Up Classes in the Registration Tools Channel. Select the subject; enter the course number of the course, click on Class Search, then click on the CRN of the course section of interest. Click on the “Syllabus Available” link. In the field “Required Materials” you will find a listing of the required books along with the ISBN (if available), author, title, edition, and retail price. If textbook information has not been received by the University, it will state “To be determined – Check with your instructor.”

U-Pass

The CTA U-Pass is an unlimited ride pass offered to full-time students at NEIU. It can be used anytime, anywhere on the CTA buses and trains. Full-time students will be assessed a mandatory, non-refundable fee to cover the U-Pass. You can pick up your U-Pass during any of the multiple distribution days or anytime at the Information Center.

Volunteer Emergency Service (Departure for)

Students who, during the course of an academic term, are absent from class due to volunteer emergency service are eligible for reasonable accommodations from the University regarding their classroom requirements. Students can contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for more information.

Registrar Services

Contact Registrar Services

T (773) 442-4060

F (773) 442-4020

Contact Registrar Services