Info Upon Enrollment

When is my tuition deposit due?

To confirm your place in the incoming first-year or transfer class, you must submit your nonrefundable $400 tuition deposit by the deadline associated with your admission round. To pay, first activate your NetID and password, wait 24 hours, then log on to Northwestern's secure Caesar system and follow the prompts. Both your tuition and housing deposits must be received in order to finalize your enrollment.

When is my housing deposit due?

Incoming first year students are guaranteed on-campus housing through Residential Services. The deposit is due May 1, and contract access is granted 72 hours after the deposit is received. If you missed the deposit deadline, please contact Residential Services.

Do I need a final secondary school transcript?

Your high school can send your transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by mail or by using the Common Application website’s Final Report Form. The transcript must include either an actual date of graduation or a statement that you have graduated. For detailed instructions, use your NetID to log in at Admitted students who fail to submit a final transcript will not be permitted to move into their student residence, participate in Wildcat Welcome, or register for classes.


Transfer students:

As soon as you complete the semester or quarter you are currently enrolled in at your present university, if applicable, please forward an official copy of your final transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

For frequently asked questions about our review of your final transcript, please visit The Office of Undergraduate Admission's FAQ page.

I have questions about my financial aid package. Whom should I contact?
Contact Undergraduate Financial Aid with specific questions about the financial aid process at 847-491-7400 or