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Northeastern Illinois University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar

With an acceptance rate of 67%, the total enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 8,103.Northeastern Illinois University offers more than 60 undergraduate major and minor programs and 50 graduate degrees, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

  • The university invites applications for fall, spring or summer sessions.
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The university accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
  • International students must ensure timely competition of their F1 visa process.
  • Scholarships are available for both resident and non-resident students.


Admission PortalOnline portal
Application Fee 30$
Acceptance rate67%
SAT scorePrior to 3/5/16- composite score of 1030 and a minimum score of 450 on writing
3/5/16 and later- composite score of 1110 and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language
ACT score9/1/15 to 9/9/16- composite score of 22and a minimum score of 16 on writing
9/9/16 and prior- composite score of 22 and a minimum score of 6 on writing
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidWork-Study, Scholarships

Northeastern Illinois University Admission Deadlines

Northeastern Illinois University accepts applications for spring, fall and summer. These deadlines are for both graduation and under graduation. The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

FallJune 15
SpringOctober 1
SummerMarch 1

Northeastern Illinois University International Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is same as that for the US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements. Also, they have to carefully review their visa process.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Admission application and application fee
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by:
    • Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc.
    • World Education Services, Inc.
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms for graduation
  • Any additional program-specific required documents for graduation.
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Minimum Scores for Undergraduate Admission

TestMinimum Requirement
TOEFL paper-based500 or above
TOEFL computer-based173 or above
TOEFL internet-based61 or above

Minimum Scores for Graduate Admission

TestMinimum Requirement
TOEFL paper-based550 or above
TOEFL computer-based213 or above
TOEFL internet-based79 or above
IELTS6.5 or above
  • Admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 95 or IELTS score of 7.0.

Visa Process for International Students

Northeastern Illinois University Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate programs by Northeastern Illinois University are more than 60n. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Online portal of university

Application Fee: 30$

Admission Requirements: applicants must provide these documents while applying for admission

  • Official transcript from High School
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 6773
    • ACT code: 3001
  • Guidance counselors recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants

Northeastern Illinois University Graduate Admissions

Around 50 graduate courses are offered at Northeastern Illinois University. While specific requirement may vary in few of the programs but general requirement always remains the same.

Application Portal: - online portal

Application Fee: - 30$

English proficiency test: - TOEFL and IELTS

Some of the courses specific- requirements are:

CoursesApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirement
M.S. AccountingFall- June 15
Spring- Oct 1
Summer- March 1
GMAT Score-450
GRE Score- 149 (on each part)
Résumé` or curriculum vitae
MBAFall- June 15
Spring- Oct 1
Summer- March 1
GMAT Score-450
GRE Score- 149 (on each part)
Résumé` or curriculum vitae
M.A. Clinical Mental Health CounselingFall- June 15
Spring- Oct 1
Counselor Education application;
Résumé` showing work and volunteer experience
M.A. Communication, Media and TheatreFall- June 15Sample research paper;
 Honors Thesis
Creative essay
Substantial Research Report
M.A. EnglishFall- June 15
Spring- Oct 1
Summer- March 1
Writing Sample between 10-15 pages
M.A. Family CounselingFall- March 15
Spring- August 15
Counselor Education application
Essay; Resume showing work and volunteer experience;
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

Additional documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms for graduation
  • Any additional program-specific required documents for graduation.

University provides a semester-based system and students can take admission in all three seasons; spring, fall, and summer. Applicants are suggested to apply with higher SAT/ACT scores and GPA.

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