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How to Apply to P.A.C.E. at NLU

Application Procedures

  1. We highly encourage students and families to schedule a P.A.C.E. Tour prior to beginning the application process.
  2. Click here to start the admissions application and behavioral assessment.
  3. In addition to completing the admissions application and behavioral assessment, supporting materials must include
    1. Three references using the confidential reference form. To be completed by one educator and two non-relatives *
    2. Applicant's Personal Statement *
    3. Student’s high school transcript and most recent IEP, if applicable
    4. Recent (within 18 months of application) psychological reports which include written results and interpretations of the following:
      1. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) III or IV
      2. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II or III) or the Woodcock Johnson III (WJ-III).
  4. Upon receipt of the application and supporting materials, the Admission Committee determines whether to extend an invitation to the candidate and a parent/guardians to interview on campus.
  5. Families and candidate participate in three separate interviews (candidate, family, and candidate with family) to discuss program goals and compatibility.
  6. Admissions decisions are made by members of the P.A.C.E. at NLU Admissions Committee following review of all of the applicant materials and interviews. Admission decisions are made within one month of interview. The committee’s decision are sent by U.S. Mail.

 For more information, please call: 312-261-3245

 *Forms can be found on the P.A.C.E Parent Portal or by emailing



    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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