Accessing myHR Learn when you're not a Northwestern employee

If you cannot access myHR Learn, it may be that your NetID does not have an active seven-digit University ID number associated with it, which is a requirement for myHR Learn access. All faculty and staff have their University employee ID numbers associated with their NetID, as do students who are also University employees.

You can request that an affiliate POI record be added to your NetID to provide this ID number and associate it with your NetID using our online request form.


  1. Complete the POI request form.
  2. After you submit the form, it will be routed to askHR for processing.
  3. Once the request is approved and created, you will receive an email confirming your access to myHR Learn.


Affiliate NetID: The POI must have an active affiliate NetID prior to submitting this request. For more information, contact your school or unit's IT representative.

Turnaround Time: Allow up to seven business days for processing; time may be extended during peak times or if a duplicate NetID is encountered.

Approvals: While POIs no longer require approval, HR may seek more information or deny a request if the intention is unclear or the sponsor is unfamiliar.

Do not submit a POI request if the individual will be provided a paid or unpaid appointment, or hired as a temporary employee or student worker. Submit the proper appointment paperwork to HR Operations for processing instead.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact

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