STUDENT-AT-LARGE WITH DEGREE

CLASSIFICATION AND DEFINITION

Students with bachelor’s or graduate degrees who wish to enroll at Northeastern as non-degree candidates. Students who wish to enter a master's program must make formal application to the Graduate Admissions Office. A maximum of nine credit hours taken in this at-large classification may apply toward a master’s degree.

Courses are not automatically accepted into a master’s program. Such work would have to correspond to specific program requirements and satisfy all scholastic requirements of the master's program.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

  1. Submit Student-at-Large application for admission with a $30 application fee to the Admissions Office. We encourage students to apply online for faster processing.

  2. Submit official transcript from which the highest degree was awarded.

  3. If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, attach a clear photocopy of the front of your Permanent Resident card. If you have been granted temporary residence,  conditional entrance, are a parolee, refugee, asylee, or in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident, you must submit appropriate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation and/or copy of a valid visa.

NOTE: If you have previously attended Northeastern Illinois University as an undergraduate student, you must submit proof of your degree to the Admissions Review and Processing Office.

STUDENT-AT-LARGE WITHOUT DEGREE

CLASSIFICATION AND DEFINITION

Undergraduate students working toward a baccalaureate degree at another college or university. NOTE: Students-at-large interested in earning an undergraduate degree at Northeastern must submit an application for admission and meet undergraduate admission requirements.

Students-at-Large without degree are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Students-at-Large who later apply as degree-seeking students and are denied will not be allowed to continue to enroll in the Student-at-Large status. An appeal may be submitted to the Admissions Appeal Committee.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Graduation from high school or Satisfactory completion of the G.E.D. AND must be in good academic standing at last college attended and have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (4.0 scale).

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

  1. Submit Student-at-Large application for admission with a $30 application fee to the Admissions Office. We encourage students to apply online for faster processing.

  2. If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, attach a clear photocopy of the front of your Permanent Resident card. If you have been granted temporary residence, conditional entrance, are a parolee, refugee, asylee, or in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident, you must submit appropriate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation and/or copy of a valid visa.

NOTE: Transcripts are not required.