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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 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 If you're unable to register yourself, please fill out the online registration form above or send an email from your NLU email to with the course information.

Follow these steps to register for courses:

  1. (Returning students only) View your personalized degree evaluation through the NLU Student Portal to see which courses you still need to fulfill your degree requirements. Using this tool will provide you with a real-time view of how far you have come towards completing your degree. An online tutorial is available to help you use this valuable degree-planning tool.
  2. 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.
  3. New Non-Degree Seeking students wishing to enroll in an endorsement program must meet graduate admissions requirements in order to register for courses. Students applying for this program will be required to submit an application and official transcript(s) of any institution from which a degree was earned. Students can then fill out the online registration form for Non-Degree Seeking students to get registered.
  4. 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 with your choices
    - Contact an academic advisor


Reasons to Register Early for Classes

Get the classes you want
Ensure classes you need for graduation aren't cancelled
Finish your degree on time
Avoid last minute hassles
Be successful in classes by planning ahead

Registration Forms (in pdf format):

Definition of Class Attendance and Participation:

Federal regulations require that online students establish attendance/participation in coursework each term to be eligible for federal financial aid. National Louis University verifies student attendance in accordance with this regulation.

For online coursework, logging into the class in D2L is not sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate attendance by the student. Students must establish a record of participation in academically related activities in order to comply with this requirement. These activities include but are not limited to:

1. Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students (on campus/blended courses only)

2. Submitting an academic assignment;

3. Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction;

4. Attending a study group that is assigned by the school;

5. Participating in an online discussion about academic matters;

6. Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.


Students who only do one of the following are not defined as establishing attendance:

1. Logging into an online class without active participation or

2. Participating in academic counseling or advisement


Students who have not established attendance/participation in online courses by the end of the second week of class will be dropped by the university by the based on the Policy on Course Non-Attendance, which may be found at


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