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Visiting Students


The Summer Session registration period is April 10, 2017 through June 18, 2017. Classes begin June 19. See below for information regarding late registration.

Registration Process

Complete the online 2017 Visiting Student Registration Form

2017 Visiting Student Registration Form

You must also review and agree to the change of registration policy.      

Certified Secondary Education teachers who wish to receive the reduced tuition rate should email after April 10 for an electronic copy of the Secondary Education Visiting Student Registration form. This discount is available to currently employed, full-time secondary education teachers only. Please print,complete and mail the form with payment to the address below. You must also review and agree to the change of registration policy. See New Student Checklist for next steps.

SPS Registrar
School of Professional Studies
Wieboldt Hall, Room 612
339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008

Full-Time Northwestern Employees

Full-time Northwestern employees register as visiting students using the Visiting Student Registration Form (above)

Full-time Northwestern employees may qualify for a reduced tuition rate for undergraduate, professional development, and Summer Institute classes. You must submit a Tuition Benefit Application one month before registration. If this form is not filed, you will be billed for the full tuition. The Tuition Benefit Applications are available here or from Human Resources at 720 University Place, Evanston, and Abbott Hall, Room 150, Chicago. For further information, including details on benefits for spouses and dependants, please visit the Human Resources website or call (847) 491-7513.

Note: Registration procedures for international visiting students are here.

What happens next?

  1. After the registration form is processed (which may take up to five business days), you will receive an email with instructions on how to login and make your non-refundable tuition deposit. If your courses are closed, you will be notified by phone or email and may choose an alternate course. Please make sure the contact information on your registration form is current and accurate.
  2. The Office of Student Accounts will issue a bill for the balance due. Students will be charged a 2.75% processing fee for all credit card payments on the balance. If you have questions regarding billing and payments on your balance, please contact the Office of Student Accounts, 555 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 60208, phone: (847) 491-5224.
  3. You are responsible for fulfilling your financial obligations to the University. Students whose University accounts are overdue must pay a late payment fee of $200 and may not be given an academic transcript until all financial obligations are paid in full. The Director of Student Accounts may cancel or prevent the registration of a student whose bills are past due.

Your Next Steps

Important:  Complete all steps found on the New Student Checklist for Visiting Students

Late Registration begins June 19, 2017

Students may register late for courses during the first week of Summer Session, but will incur a $75 late registration fee in addition to the $50 registration fee. We cannot guarantee that all classes will still be open. Late registration does not excuse you from making up any missed course work. Full payment of tuition and fees are due at the time of late registration. Late registrations are accepted, beginning Monday, June 19 until Friday, June 23 at 5:00 pm.

2017 Visiting Student Registration Form

Entrance Health Requirements

Full-time (3 or more classes) and half-time (2 classes) students at Northwestern are required to meet entrance health requirements. Part-time (1 class) students are not required to fulfill these requirements. This includes submitting the Admission Health Record and proof of immunizations as required by the State of Illinois. Visiting Students are responsible for complying with these requirements. Please contact the Health Services Office at (847) 491-8100, if you have questions about the entrance health requirements.

Academic Integrity

Northwestern University students and faculty are committed to scholarly principles that respect and acknowledge individual achievement. As such, certain behaviors are viewed as unacceptable, including cheating, plagiarism, falsifying or fabricating information, and aiding or abetting academic dishonesty. Students who violate these principles are subject to penalties, including course failure and dismissal from the university. Read more about academic integrity policies.