Registration

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Undergraduate students must have the signature of an academic advisor to register for all courses (except those within a cohort program), or may submit an online registration form, or send an email to advising@nl.edu from their NLU email account with course information.

Register Online

Returning Graduate students may self-register using the MY.NL.EDU portal. To login, visit my.nl.edu. If you're unable to register yourself, please fill out the online registration form above or send an email from your NLU email to advising@nl.edu with the course information.

Follow these steps to register for courses:

  1. Use the online course schedule to select courses that you are interested in taking. If you are unsure how to use the online schedule, you can view a brief tutorial to understand how to find the courses that you need.
  2. When you are ready to register, you can do so in various ways:  
    - Graduate Students may self-register in the NLU portal
    - All students may submit registration electronically by clicking the "Register Online" button above
    - Drop off a registration form at any NLU campus
    - Send an email from your NLU address to advising@nl.edu with your choices
    - Contact an academic advisor

 

If you need to speak with your academic advisor prior to registration, please contact your advisor directly, make an appointment through the MY.NL.EDU portal or call the Advising Center 888-658-8632 option 2, or contact advising@nl.edu.

Be sure to show up for the first night of course for a face-to-face course. If you are taking an online course, be sure to visit the course site on the date that the course is scheduled to begin. Every campus has a monitor that lists the updated classrooms for each class and classroom lists can be found near the elevators at each campus as well.

Regulations

  1. Registration for undergraduate students cannot be processed without the hard copy or electronic signature of the appropriate academic advisor.
  2. Registration will not be completed if there is an outstanding financial encumbrance from a prior term(s) and arrangements for payment have not already been made with the Student Finance Office.
  3. Students must be registered for a class that they attend.
  4. Enrollment in courses is not permitted after the first week of the term. In some cases, students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Management & Business may add a course the second week of the term with the instructor's written permission.
  5. Requests to drop one or more courses must be made in writing. The deadline to drop a course and receive a full refund ($95 tuition deposit excluded) is the first day of the term. The deadline to drop a course without academic penalty and receive a 100% tuition refund is the end of the first week of the term. Refunds will not be issued for dropping a course after the first week of the term, unless a student completely withdraws from the university (see item 6). If the course is a workshop, the written request to drop must be received before the workshop begins.
  6. Requests to withdraw from the university (dropping all courses) must be made in writing. The deadline to withdraw from the university with a full refund ($95 tuition deposit excluded) is the first day of the term. A request to withdraw from the university after the first day of the term will result in a prorated refund, based on the terms outlined in the NLU Refund Policy.
  7. Payment or payment arrangements for tuition and fees are due to the Student Finance office by the first week of the term.

Auditing Courses

A student may audit a course, participating in any and all requirements of the course including examination. Auditors will not receive academic credit for the course and must indicate audit at the time of registration. Change to a credit enrollment may be made only during the first week of class. Auditors pay regular tuition.

Student Classifications

Undergraduate Students - A student in good academic standing (not on warning or probation) who has no outstanding in-progress courses is permitted to register for up to 21 quarter hours without special approval in any terms except in certain professional sequence terms. Any student who wishes to register for more than 21 quarter hours must submit a written petition to the appropriate department/program administrator for approval. The approved petition should be directed to the University Registrar the term before the student wishes to register for the overload. A student on academic probation may not carry more than 16 quarter hours. A student completing "I" grades from previous terms may have his/her credit hours limited to allow time for successful completion of the In-progress courses. The student will be notified by the Registrar's Office, if the credit hours are to be limited.

The undergraduate unit of college credit is the quarter hour. Twelve quarter hours per term is considered full-time enrollment. Six quarter hours per term enables undergraduate students to be eligible for financial aid. Degree-seeking students are classified as follows:

  • freshmen (fewer than 45 quarter hours completed)
  • sophomores (at least 45 but fewer than 90 quarter hours)
  • juniors (at least 90, but fewer than 135 quarter hours)
  • seniors (at least 135 quarter hours)

Graduate Students - Some programs require students to register for their programs at a designated registration meeting. Those students will be notified of the locations and times prior to the registration meetings.

The graduate unit of credit is the semester hour. Starting summer 2007, for students in terms that are 15 weeks or greater, eight semester hours per term is considered full-time enrollment and four semester hours per term is considered half-time. For students in 10 or 11 week terms, six semester hours is considered full-time enrollment and three semester hours is considered half-time. Half-time enrollment enables graduate students to be eligible for financial aid.

Registration Forms (in pdf format):

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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (800) 366.6581
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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
    (414) 577.2658
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