Current Student Resources
Once Accepted

Please return the Intention to Register form by the deadline listed in your acceptance letter. Once received, you will be sent instructions on how to pay the non-refundable $750 tuition deposit. Your place in the incoming class is not secure until both items have been received. Students risk losing their space in the upcoming class if they do not confirm their intent to register in a timely manner. If you are unable to return yourIntention to Register form and/or deposit promptly, contact the program office at 847-491-3004 or

Accepted Student Checklist

  • Return the Intention to Register form to by the deadline listed in your admission letter.
  • Pay $750 non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • Send in official transcripts for all schools attended within six weeks of accepting your offer of admission.
    • E-Transcripts can be sent to
    • Mailed transcripts should be sent to:
      • Northwestern University MSAI Program
        Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
        2145 Sheridan Rd
        Suite 3.320
        Evanston, Illinois 60208
    • If you are still completing your undergraduate degree, please wait until you have your final transcript to send in.
  • Activate your Northwestern email account upon receipt of NetID activation code.
  • Complete the Entrance Health Requirements for Non-Healthcare students as mandated by the State of Illinois.
  • If eligible and interested, apply for Federal Loans. Visit the Funding + Loans page or visit Northwestern University Student Financial Services Office. Please note that the MSAI program is under the McCormick School of Engineering and is not a program within The Graduate School.
  • International students: Begin the student visa process once you activate your NetID
  • All students are required to have health insurance. Domestic students can choose to enroll in the Northwestern student health insurance plan (NU-SHIP) or waive their coverage by demonstrating alternative coverage. International students are required to enroll in NU-SHIP. If you do not take any action, you will be enrolled in NU-SHIP and you will be responsible for the annual premium.
  • Remember to check your Northwestern email regularly for announcements from the program and university.