Credit for Advanced Placement (AP)

Students who have successfully completed Advanced Placement exams may receive college credit for this work. Please refer to the Advanced Placement Transfer Guide for Information about the subjects and minimum passing scores. The guide is available online on our Credit by Examination page or in Enrollment Management Services.

Please send official Advanced Placement score reports to the Admissions Review and Processing Office for review. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for Advanced Placement exams. This credit is included in the maximum of 64 semester hours transferable from community colleges.

Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who have successfully completed College Level Examination Program (CLEP) general or subject exams may receive college credit for this work. Please refer to the CLEP Transfer Guide for information regarding transferable subjects and minimum passing scores. The guide is available online at the Credit by Examination page or in Enrollment Management Services.

Please send official CLEP score reports to the Admissions Review and Processing Office for review. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for CLEP exams. This credit is included in the maximum of 64 semester hours transferable from community colleges.

Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme may receive college credit for this work. Please refer to the International Baccalaureate Transfer Guide for information regarding transferable subjects and minimum passing scores. The guide is available online at the Credit by Examination page or in Enrollment Management Services.

Please send official IB score reports to the Admissions Review and Processing Office for review. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for International Baccalaureate exams. This credit is included in the maximum of 64 semester hours transferable from community colleges.

State Seal of Biliteracy

As required by Illinois HB 4330, the State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes Illinois public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

Requests for translation of a State Seal of Biliteracy are to be made by contacting the Admissions Office for the request form.  The course credit review will be completed by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. 

Guaranteed and Dual Admission Program

Northeastern has agreements with many area community colleges that allow for concurrent admission to the community college and Northeastern, simplifying the transfer process.  Under the agreement, students who wish to participate must meet the admissions requirements of both institutions as well as the admissions requirements of the Northeastern program in which they desire to major.  Both institutions will provide students with orientation and other services to guarantee a seamless transfer process.

Students who wish to be admitted to Northeastern will submit an application to both Northeastern and one of the community colleges with which there is an agreement in place.  The applications and academic credentials will be reviewed by both institutions.  Students who enroll in the program will have access to Northeastern’s campus and services while attending their community college.  Students must maintain continuous full- or part-time enrollment with a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible for the dual admission program.  Agreements can be found under the Dual Admissions category at http://admissions.neiu.edu/transfer-center.

Students who are interested in this program should contact the Northeastern Illinois University Admissions Office.