The Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) empowers students to achieve academic and
personal goals through a comprehensive college-wide support network. Bolstered
by collaborative relationships across campus, OSAS offers programs and
initiatives such as Early Alert, Financial Cents, MAPWorks and MidSemester
Faculty and staff advisers are available within each college and department to provide students with accurate information on academic programs, policies, procedures and deadlines. Advisers help students select a major, design a program of study, map out a schedule, monitor academic progress and clarify career goals.
The Academic Advising Center advises students as they develop meaningful academic plans compatible with their educational and life goals. The center's academic advising focus is on undecided students, students seeking alternative majors, and students reassessing their current academic situation.
ACCESS provides campus-wide academic support and
tutoring to undergraduate students. Services include free, individualized
appointment-based tutoring in most 100- and 200-level general education courses
and walk-in tutoring centers in Douglas, Grant, Lincoln residence hall and the
New Residence Hall as well as Founders Memorial Library.
The University Writing Center at Stevenson Towers South, Lower Level is a
place for all writers at NIU – undergraduates, graduates, staff and even
faculty – to talk one-on-one about their writing with trained consultants.