The Undergraduate Advising Process:

  1. If you are an ELE, ISYE or MEE major who has not yet passed MATH 230 with a grade of "C" or better, or you are a TECH major who has not yet passed MATH 110 with a grade of "C" or better, call the Central Advising Office at 815-753-3130 or 815-753-8071 to set up an advising appointment.  CHANCE students, please call 815-753-1298 to make an appointment with your advisor. 
  2. If you have reached or surpassed your Academic Success Marker, stop in during your faculty advisor's open office hours or contact your advisor directly to schedule an appointment.  Print a copy of your Academic Requirement Report in MyNIU. Obtain an advising form from the Office Manager within your department major. Complete the advising form with your advisor based on your DPR. Ask questions!
  3. Be sure to have your advisor release your advising hold in MyNIU if needed. CEET undergraduate students will NOT be able to register for ANY courses until that hold is cleared.
  4. Register for classes in MyNIU during the appropriate enrollment period -- official registration for summer and fall semesters begins in April and for spring semester in November.

 

 



The Graduate Advising Process:

    1. Obtain an advising form from your department office and meet with your assigned advisor prior to course registration.
    2. Obtaining permission does NOT guarantee you a seat in the class.  You still MUST register during the appropriate enrollment period.
    3. Register at MyNIU.

 

Success Tips

    1. Commit to the advising process
    2. Contact and meet with your advisor each semester
    3. Learn about policies, procedures and college rules
    4. Take advantage of the "free" resources to enhance your education
    5. Ask for help right away
    6. Assume responsibilty for course sheduling, program planning, and completion of graduation requirements
    7. Go to class--every class, every day!

 

 

 

 

Advising at NIU CEET

Academic Advising


In Spring 2013, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) implemented a new hybrid advising model and formed the Central Advising Office (CAO).  The CAO provides academic advising for all CEET students who have not yet met the Academic Success Marker for his/her major.

For engineering (ELE, ISYE and MEE) majors, that means they will be in the CAO until successfully passing MATH 230 with a grade of "C" or better.  Majors within the Department of Technology will receive advising in the CAO until successfully passing MATH 110 with a grade of "C" or better.

Once a student meets his/her Academic Success Marker, they will be transferred to the major department where they will receive advising from a faculty member for the remainder of their academic career at CEET.

It is widely felt this hybrid advising model offers students the best of both worlds: concrete and excellent general advising and guidance for the first two years of his/her academic career; and outstanding content advising and
professional career guidance for the remaining time toward the degree.


Advising Contacts: Find Your Faculty Advisor

Electrical Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Technology