Current Students
Once Accepted


We are thrilled that you have decided to become a part the Northwestern MEM family. By accepting this offer of admission you are also joining an accomplished and engaged community of more than 230,000 Northwestern alumni worldwide. We are excited for the adventure you are about to begin and the MEM program team is here to make sure your transition from applicant to student is a seamless as possible.

Below are steps you need to take to continue the onboarding process. If you have any questions as you move through these steps please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at


Send in official transcripts for all schools attended within six weeks of accepting your offer of admission (if you are still completing your undergraduate degree, please wait until you have your final transcript to send in).

E-Transcripts can be sent to

Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

Bin Zhang
MEM Program
Suite 500, McCormick School, Northwestern University
1007 Church Street
Evanston,Illinois 60201

Tuition, Expected Costs, and Financial Assistance

All participants in the MEM program are responsible for their tuition and fees in accordance with the schedules established by Northwestern University. The current tuition rates can be found on the MEM Tuition page and are updated prior to each academic year.

Estimate of $7,500 for textbooks and miscellaneous expenses during the program.

Estimate of $4,000 for Northwestern health insurance (option to obtain waiver discussed below).

Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be enrolled in at least 2 units to be eligible for federal student loans. Please direct any questions about financial aid or loans to the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid.

Visas for International Students

International students can begin the student visa process once you activate your NetID and receive an email from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

Health Insurance

Northwestern requires all degree-seeking students to carry the appropriate health insurance coverage. Consequently, the university defaults each student into the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) for the quarter they are admitted and start their MEM degree.  Newly admitted students must confirm enrollment or waive NU-SHIP during that quarter’s open enrollment period.  In addition, at the start of each subsequent academic year (Fall quarter) a student will need to confirm or waive NU-SHIP enrollment online in CAESAR. For additional information about NU-SHIP coverage, confirming or waiving NU-SHIP enrollment, or annual Northwestern insurance requirements, please see the Northwestern Student Insurance website.


Help with housing can be found at these links:

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Immunization Requirements

Full-time and half-time students at Northwestern are required to meet immunization requirements. This includes submitting the Student Immunization Form and proof of immunizations as required by the State of Illinois. Click on the link below for more information on immunization requirements.



All Northwestern Engineering graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to graduate, and are required to complete 12 MEM courses to satisfy the degree requirements. The degree consists of 7 core courses, 2 Advanced Engineering Methods courses, and 3 electives. Please review the MEM Student Policies document and the MEM Curriculum page for more information.

Statistics Requirement

A post-calculus, probability, and statistics background is a prerequisite for many of the MEM courses. During summer quarter, MEM requires all new and incoming students to complete a free, no credit, on-line post-calculus, probability, and statistics course. Completing this course will adequately prepare students for the MEM curriculum. Details about the summer course will be sent in late spring 2024. The stats course grade will not appear on a student’s transcript, but MEM will require all students to obtain a “B” or better from the instructor in order to register for subsequent MEM courses. The summer online course is 8-weeks and it will run from late June to mid-August. Furthermore, students cannot enroll in MEM407: Decision Tools until successfully completing the statistics course.

Feel free to email us at with any questions. 

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