University Without Walls Inquiry Form

    The University Without Walls (UWW) is a degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. UWW recognizes learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom. Students work with an academic advisor, a community advisor and the UWW advisor to design an individualized curriculum. Graduation is based on demonstrated competencies, rather than credit hours completed.


    Prospective applicants to UWW must complete this Inquiry form and attend a Prospective Student Meeting (PSM) and complete the Unversity Without Walls Narrative Application that includes:

    • Autobiographical statement
    • Prior and proposed learning in the Depth Area
    • Prior and proposed learning in the Breadth Areas
    • Prior and proposed learning in Effective Communication
    • Documentation of prior learning
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions--sealed, paper transcripts
    • Official high school or GED transcripts (if applicable: please see the Academic Catalog for details)

    UWW prospective students are required to attend a prospective student meeting (PSM) prior to submitting their Narrative Application. More information about the PSM and Narrative application will be emailed to you upon submission of this inquiry form.

    When the Narrative Application is approved, applicants will be asked to submit the Northeastern Illinois University application and $30 application fee. Do not submit the University application until the UWW Narrative Application is approved by Nontraditional Degree Programs.

    For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer and veteran students with transitioning to our campus.

    Please enter your information below. Upon submission of the form, you will receive an email with additional details about the prospective student meetings and the application process.
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