National Louis University offers bachelor’s degrees through three colleges: the National College of Education, the College of Management and Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Go to the Apply to NLU page to start your application today. On this page you’ll also find a checklist of application requirements for first-time college students and undergraduate transfer students, as well as instructions on how to fill out the online application.
Before you begin, please review our tutorials on completing the online application.
If you prefer to fill out a paper application and mail it to NLU, you can download the application from the Apply to NLU page. If you were admitted previously but haven’t registered for classes in over a year, please submit a re-entry form. If you are only interested in taking courses for professional development, you are not required to submit an Admissions application.
Apply for a Harrison Fellowship
Harrison Fellows are NLU students who show strong leadership potential in their chosen field. Accepted students will receive up to $50,000 in tuition over four years at NLU. Harrison Fellowships are available on a first-come, first-served basis for approved applicants. Applicants must submit the NLU admissions application and the Harrison Fellowship application.
Apply for Financial Aid
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal financial aid. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The NLU school code is 001733. When you are admitted to NLU, the Office of Student Finance will send you an award letter to match your demonstrated financial need.
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