Degrees and Diplomas

National Louis University awards degrees at the end of each academic term, with transcripts and diplomas reflecting one specific date per quarter. In order to be awarded a degree, you must submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request by the appropriate deadline (see below). If you do not complete your degree requirements by the date for which you have applied, you may submit another Degree and Diploma Finalization Request to change the degree date. 

You must submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request regardless of whether you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. You may register for a regional commencement ceremony as part of the online process and may only participate in commencement ceremonies if you are completing your degree.

Degree and Diploma Finalization Application Deadlines

Expected Completion Application Due Degree Date
Spring 2014 February 14, 2014 June 30
Summer 2014 April 30, 2014 (to march in commencement) September 15
Summer 2014 July 11, 2014 (if not marching in
(commencement)

September 15

Fall 2014 October 10, 2014

December 31

Winter 2015

January 6, 2015

April 15

Spring 2015

February 13, 2015

June 30

 

Degrees will be posted two-to-three weeks after the degree award date. Please check your unofficial transcript in the Student Services tab of the NLU Student Portal to verify that your degree is awarded before you order official transcripts. Diplomas will be mailed approximately six weeks after the degree date.

Diplomas and transcripts will not be issued unless all financial obligations have been met. If you had a financial hold on your account and have resolved it, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records so your diploma can be released to you.

Next Steps

If you are a student preparing to complete your degree, submit a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request.

If you are a student who has already submitted a Diploma and Degree Finalization Request, but need official proof of degree completion before the degree date, request a completion statement.

Learn more about commencement.

If you have previously received a degree from NLU but need a replacement diploma, submit a Diploma Reorder Form.

Questions? Contact us.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007

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