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Graduate School Information

Brenda Hoiness, 230 Adams Hall,, 815-753-0395

Admissions Staff

For questions about international applications and related inquiries:
Erin Corwin-Surwillo,, 815-753-9410

For questions about domestic degree-seeking applications and related inquiries:
Taylor Honeyman,, 815-753-2699

For questions about non-degree (Student at Large) applications and related inquiries:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

Initial application processing:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

For immigration issues and departmental questions about overall admission policies:
Ann Sims,, 815-753-9409

Enrolled Student Staff

Enrolled students with questions about degree-completion requirements and schedule/grade changes should contact one of the following individuals.

For questions about graduation requirements for master's students
Kathleen Feith,, 815-753-0431

For questions about schedule changes, grade changes, graduation requirements for doctoral students and probation/dismissal:
Theresa La Rocco,, 815-753-9411

Thesis/Dissertation Office

Carolyn Law,, 815-753-9405


Casey Coots, Director of Marketing and Communications,, 815-752-6962

Graduate Career and Professional Development

Gary Baker, Ph.D.,  Co-Coordinator,, 815-753-1946
Elizabeth Wilkins, Ph.D., Co-Coordinator,, 815-753-9406

Technical Services

For questions about degree progress report set-up and functionality:
Lakeisha Jackson,, 815-753-9414

Eric Biletzky, Manager of Technical Services,, 815-753-3439

Graduate Colloquium

Deborah Williams,, 815-753-0425

Office of the Dean

Dana Hughes, Administrative Assistant,, 815-753-9403
Debbie Williams, Office Manager,, 815-753-0425
Bonni Feltz, Office Support Specialist,, 815-753-9654
Bradley G. Bond, Ph.D., Dean,, 815-753-9402

Contact Us

The Graduate School
Adams Hall, Room 223
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-0395

Office Hours

8-11:30 a.m.
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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