• Frequently Asked Questions



Answers to FAQs For Online Registration Customers

Q: Questions about classes offered through the Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) i.e. Music, Dance, Test Prep, etc.
A: Please call 773-442-5080 or email cape @neiu.edu
Q: How do I create my Customer Account?
A: Before registering for any activities on our website, you must establish a Customer Account with a Login Name and Password.

This is how you create an online registration account:

1) Click on the Request Account button.

2) Fill out the form for New Account Request completely, including all required fields,(Birth date, Gender, Email Address, etc.) and click submit. Please submit your request only once.

*Please Note: If you are registering a child for an activity, please use your own information when filling out the online registration account request form, NOT the information of the child you wish to register for an activity. Once you have an online registration account, you will have the opportunity to add family members.

3) You will automatically receive an email after submitting your request for an account. Your account will be activated only after you have responded by clicking on the link provided in the email.
Q: Pool Status
A: The pool is currently open. The pool will operate under normal hours until Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Mondays-Thursdays: 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Fridays: 8 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to 2:30 PM

The pool will have limited hours from 9/16/14 to 9/26/14. The pool will be closed until 4 PM these days. It will reopen from 4 PM to 9:30 PM Mon-Thu, 4 PM to 6:30 PM Fridays and closed on Saturdays during these 10 days.
Q: How do I receive discounts if I am a student, alum, faculty/staff or Campus Recreation member?
A: In order to receive student, faculty/staff, alumni, and member discounts, the patron must register in person and have their account status changed to "member" or "student." Once the account is set to "member" or "student" status, the patron will be able to register online for future programs and their qualifying discount will apply automatically.

Status Extensions/Renewals:
-Member statuses expire in July 30th of each calendar year.
-Student statuses expire before the beginning of the next season's registration start date.

To renew any status please bring proper credentials to a Neptune representative and the status will be extended for another semester (for students) and another year (for members).
Q: What do I need to bring in order to receive the "Student" or "Member" Discount?
A: To receive the student discount, the patron must be a current student at NEIU. The patron must have his/her account status activated in person by a Neptune Representative. A valid NEIU student ID, Government issued photo ID, and a student transcript will be required to activate "Student" status.

To receive the member discount, the patron must be a current Campus Recreation member, Alumni or staff/faculty at NEIU. The patron must have his/her account status activated in person by a Neptune Representative. A valid NEIU ID (if applicable), Government issued photo ID, and proof of membership (membership receipt or alumni card) will be required to activate "Member" status.
Q: When will in-person registration take place?
A: In-person registration will take place until December 6th. After December 6th, in-person registration will take place before all swim lessons. This week's in-person registration hours are:

12/3: 4:00-8:00 PM
12/4: 3:00-8:00 PM
12/5: 3:00-6:30 PM
12/6: 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Patrons can always register in person on the day of their first lesson. Registration must be complete before attending lessons. Our Neptune registration desk opens 15 minutes before our first scheduled lesson of the day.
Q: What Level is my child? (Level Descriptions)
A: Level 1: No previous experience or limited experience. Students will learn to be comfortable in the water, float, streamline on both front and back with the flutter kick.

Level 2: Students can swim in streamline position on front, and solider position, and have proper flutter kick. Students will learn proper arm stroke, kick, balance, and rhythmic breathing (for freestyle or front crawl). Students will learn body position for backstroke and begin diving.

Level 3: Students can swim freestyle (front crawl) with beginnings of rhythmic breathing and proper flutter kick and have experience with backstroke. Students will perfect the freestyle breathing and timing, learn the backstroke arms; and the foundations of the breast stroke and butterfly.

For the more advanced students (formerly Levels 4?6) Clinics are offered. Participation in clinics requires permission from the Senior Swim Instructor. If you do not have permission you will be tested on the first day of lessons.
Clinics: Focus on Advanced Freestyle, Backstroke, Breast Stroke, and Butterfly technique; and endurance. The Clinic is designed to prepare the student?s swimming ability to meet with expected swim team standards.
Q: General Pool Hours
A: Fall Semester Pool Hours:

Mon: 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Tue: 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Wed: 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Thu: 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Fri: 8 AM to 6:30 PM
Sat: 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Q: How many accounts should each family have?
A: We recommend that each family establish a primary account with login credentials. Create the account in the name of a head of household and then add all family member names underneath the head of household after it has been established (see next question).
Q: How do I add family members to my account?
A: You may add family members in the three following locations:

1) You may add a family member while submitting your head of household account information, by clicking on the Submit and Add Family Member link.

2) You may add a family member under My Account, this is done by clicking the link Change Information About Family Members.

3) You may also add family member during the enrollment process. This is done by clicking on the link Add Family Member which is located beside the Participant box.
Q: What should I do if I forget my password?
A: When you are prompted to sign in, check the Forgot your Password box and click Continue. You will be requested to provide the email address you used to create your account. After providing your email address, you will be requested to verify your identity by providing your first and last name as well as your date of birth. Upon submission, an email will be sent to you containing a temporary password. Upon signing in, you will be prompted to change your password.

If after completing this procedure you are still experiencing difficulties, please contact our office during regular business hours and a member of our staff will assist you.

*Please DO NOT create another Customer Account.
Q: Can I view Activities without registering?
A: You can always browse through the Activities without registering. Click View Activities button and look at all the Activities that are offered.
Q: How do I register for an Activity?
A: Once your account has been established, registration for Activities is easy:

1) Click the View Activities button on the registration home page.

2) Select the Activity that you would like to enroll into. Clicking the underlined name will show you a detailed Activity description.

3) Click the Add to My Cart button if you wish to register for the Activity.

4) Next, sign in to your online registration account by entering your Login Name information and Password. Proceed to checkout by clicking the Continue button. From this screen you may remove Activities from your cart or view more Activities and add them to your cart.

*Please Note: If more than one family member will be attending the Activity, click on the button labeled, Add Another One (located under the Shopping Cart screen).

5) Confirm your Activity name, date and time, enrollee and price.

6) Click Continue to proceed with payment. You will be prompted that you are entering a secure site. Enter your credit card information on the Payment Information Page and agree to any required waiver(s) and confirm the payer meets the age requirement of "13 Years or Older". Click Continue. This system accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

*Please Note: The name and address must match those that are on file with your credit company. If the address shown is not your credit card billing address, click on the My Account button and change your residential address to match your credit card billing address.

7) Once your payment has been approved, your receipt will display. Please print a copy of your receipt for your records.
Q: What will happen if I try to register for an Activity that is full?
A: Your name will be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted in the event that a space opens for that Activity or additional Activities are added. If we are unable to contact you, your space will be given to the next customer on the waiting list.

If you do not want to be placed on the waiting list, click the Remove button that appears on the Shopping Cart screen.

*Please Note: Placement on a waiting list does not guarantee a spot in the Activity. It is recommended for guaranteed participation, please choose another Activity with registration space.
Q: What is a Processing Fee?
A: A Processing Fee is is a small charge associated with online transactions. This fee typical for sales processed via the Internet and is charged by our software provider. The charge is based on the transaction subtotal amount.
Q: How can I view a schedule of my family's upcoming scheduled Activities?
A: The My Account feature allows you to view a weekly schedule of your family's upcoming Activities.

Sign into your account and click on the My Account link. Then click on the Show Your Daily Schedule link. Highlight the family members whose schedules you would like to view and click on the top arrow button and move each family member over to the Selected Family Members column. Click on Search to proceed. A weekly schedule will display all of the activities your family members have been enrolled in and allow you to click on the activity for more information.
Q: Can I view my transaction history and print out my past receipts?
A: You can view your transaction history and print your receipts once your Customer Account with login credentials has been established. To access this information, please click on the My Account link (located at the top right-hand corner of your screen).

To view prior transactions, you may click on the Get a List of Prior Transactions link.

To view past receipts, you may click on the Get a List of Prior Payments link (click on the receipt number to view and print each individual receipt).