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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions


I just submitted my application. What should I do next?

Request an official high school transcript from your school. The transcript should be mailed by your high school to: Office of Admissions, National Louis University, 1000 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090. If your high school offers e-transcripts, they should be submitted directly from the school to

Is there a GPA requirement for admission?

Applicants must have at least a 2.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale in order to qualify for admission to NLU. Students with GPA’s below 2.00 but who exhibit a high potential for success may still be considered for admission.

What if my GPA is below 2.00? Should I still apply?

If you have a lower GPA, you can still apply. You have the rest of your senior year to improve your GPA. Your admission evaluator will email you a request for a written statement and recommendation letters in order to determine your eligibility for admission.

What happens after you receive my transcript? Will I be admitted?

Once we receive your application and your official high school transcript, your admission evaluator will determine your GPA and will email you if  anything else is needed. If you have at least a 2.00 GPA, you will receive an email and letter informing you of your admisson to NLU. In order to secure your spot, you will need to commit to NLU and pay the non-refundable tuition deposit.

I took an AP Course and need to submit my official score report to NLU. How do I do this?

Go to and request that your official scores be sent to NLU.


    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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