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Activate your NetID to get started

About a week after you receive your decision, you will receive an email with your Northwestern NetID, which is used to create your Northwestern email account and log into CAESAR, Northwestern's online portal for student services. Your Northwestern email is how Medill will communicate with you, so it's important to start using your NetID and email as soon as you can.

Accept your offer of admission

We're delighted you've chosen Medill. To accept your spot in the class, submit a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit by August 15, 2019. Roughly a week after depositing, you will receive an email with a link to access Canvas, Northwestern’s instructional platform that houses new student and academic resources.

Complete your to-do list

  • Accept Canvas invitation to access new student resources (emailed a week after deposit)
  • Apply for federal financial aid
  • Submit official transcript and test scores (30 days prior to enrollment)
  • Submit health and immunizations form
  • Submit insurance coverage form (by Oct. 1)
  • Review hardware and software requirements

Learn more about these to-do items


Connect with your admissions officer

Contact Ryan Hays
Connect with your class, faculty and staff

Join the IMC Part-Time Canvas student portal with your NetID

Mark your calendar for orientation

Tentative Date: Monday, Sept. 23

We look forward to seeing you at IMC Part-Time orientation, which is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Medill Chicago, 303 E. Wacker. You'll get to meet your classmates, faculty and staff to prepare for a successful start at Northwestern.

Look out for more information about orientation over the summer.