Summer Checklist

Purple Prep's Master Checklist

Master checklist is in chronological order by final due date (month/day)


Activate NetID and Northwestern e-mail account;
follow NUIT's setup guidelines for your computer

17 May ASAP

Add optional Parent/guardian access to your
student account in CAESAR (strongly recommended)

12 May ASAP

Optional: Apply for 9PAY installment plan (first payment due 7/1)

13 May 6/1

Submit immunization records and required form

14 Upon availability 7/1

Mail final high school transcript

23 Upon availability 8/1

International students: Submit I-20/DS-2019 request

- - 8/1

Take applicable placement/assessment exams

24-25 6/1 8/1

Complete Health Insurance Coverage Selection Form on CAESAR

14 7/1 8/1

Verify billing preferences and address in CAESAR
to meet August's billing cycle deadline

13 June 8/8

Request immediate transmittal
of AP/IB scores (if seeking AP/IB credit)

23 Upon availability 8/15

International students: Register for International Student Orientation

41 May 8/31

Complete loan applications and start following
aid-related to-do list in CAESAR (if receiving aid)

13 Mid-June 8/31

Pay fall tuition and fees on CAESAR

13 8/11 9/1

Complete For the Record

45 8/19 9/6

Complete AlcoholEdu

45 8/19 9/6

Complete Wildcat Safety Course
(for students living on campus)

10 8/16 email prompt 9/6

If eligible, register with
Services for Students with Disabilities

(strongly recommended)

16 All summer 9/16

Read One Book One Northwestern book
(Students receive free copy by mail around 7/31)

44 All summer 9/16

Complete request form if changing meal plans

11 8/22 10/4

Calendar of Deadlines

Using your @u.northwestern email account, you can subscribe to our calendar of deadlines outlined in the master checklist; just click on the "+Google" button at the bottom right. Once synced to your own calendar (whether that is through Google, iCal or on your mobile device), you can quickly view upcoming deadlines and future events.