Welcome Admitted IMC Students!
Getting Ready for Medill
Join the Admitted Student Facebook Page. New content will be added regularly to the Facebook page created exclusively for admitted students. Join the page to network with other newly admitted students and stay up to date on happenings at Medill.
Activate Your NetID Account. You will receive your NetID and a temporary password with your admit packet. This will allow you to setup your Northwestern email account. It is very important for you to activate your account since this will become the preferred means of communication leading up to your arrival on campus.
Apply for Financial Aid. If you are eligible for and plan to apply for financial aid, complete all required documents and submit to the Medill Financial Aid Office. International students are not eligible for financial aid and should not complete these forms.
Begin Researching Required Technical Equipment.When you arrive at Medill, you will need to bring with you some equipment and software that will help you succeed at Medill. You will receive the list of the required equipment in your admit packet. You should not purchase the required hardware and software earlier than 45 days before classes start, but you must have the required equipment on the first day of classes. All software should be installed before your first class. NOTE: Some of the equipment is listed as optional. You do not have to buy this equipment. Optional means optional. Really!
Provide Official and Final Transcripts. If you were in the midst of finishing your degree when you were accepted to the IMC program then you will need to provide the Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid with an official copy of your final transcript showing conferral of your bachelor's degree. The transcript must show the date your bachelor’s degree was awarded by your undergraduate institution. If you were conditionally admitted because you submitted unofficial, scanned copies of your transcripts, or unofficial test scores, you must submit the official versions by the date stated in your admission letter. If you submitted international transcripts you must submit an official WES or similar provider's credential evaluation by the date stated in your admission letter. If you don't submit the required documentation by the required date, you will not be permitted to enroll.
Submit Your Deposit. To secure your seat in the class, please submit a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid by the date indicated on your admit letter. You can submit your deposit either by credit card or by check. For instructions on how to submit your deposit, click here.
Complete I-20 Form (international students only). The International Office is now allowing students to email their I-20 Request Form directly to their office. For instructions on how to submit the form, click here.
Submit the Admission Health Record and Required Immunizations Form. You must complete the Admission Health Record and Required Immunizations Form and submit it by July 1, 2013.
The completed form must be sent to: Northwestern University Health Services, Health Information Management Services, 633 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL 60208. If you have questions, please visit NU-Health Information Management Services or contact them at 847.491.8100. Failure to submit this form will delay your registration.
Submit the Insurance Coverage Selection Form. You must complete the Insurance Coverage Selection Form to indicate whether you plan to enroll in the NU Student Plan or if you will waive coverage of the plan. (International students may not waive coverage and are required to enroll in Northwestern's student insurance plan.) This form is due by October 1, 2013.
The completed form must be mailed to: Northwestern University Health Services, 633 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL 60208. If you have questions, please visit NU-Student Health Insurance or contact them at 847.491.2113. Failure to submit this form will delay your registration.
Begin Researching Your Housing Options. Graduate housing applications are available at www.northwestern.edu/gradhousing. If you’re thinking about off-campus housing, visit www.northwestern.edu/offcampus/ for links to Web sites that specialize in advertising places to rent or sublet. (Off-campus housing arrangements are entirely the student’s responsibility and we don’t make recommendations or endorsements of any particular listings.)
Fall IMC Full-Time Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, from 9 am to 5 pm. Fall IMC Part-Time Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, from 5 pm to 9 pm.