Every semester, you need to choose your courses in consultation with your assigned advisor in order to remove the advising hold on your account. You can find out your advisor in MyNIU . You can see your advisor during their office hours or email them to set up an appointment. Choosing classes will be a joint decision between you and your advisor. Make sure your advisor is aware of all your academic plans -- double majors, minors, athletic participation, etc. If you need to change your schedule after advisement, please contact your advisor for approval.
When you prepare for an advising session, the following forms will be helpful (copies are also located in our main office-EB 230):
You must be familiar with the NIU and ISYE requirements described in your undergraduate catalog. Both you and the university are bound by the rules and requirements in the catalog.
Take very seriously the following statement in your catalog:
"It is the responsibility of the students to know and observe all regulations and procedures relating to the program they are pursuing. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because students plead ignorance or contend they were not informed of the regulations and procedures."
Formal academic advising is a valuable resource that will enhance your university experience, for the following reasons:
Your Academic Advising Report tells you how you are progressing in meeting university undergraduate course requirements.
Check your Academic Advising Report at least once a semester after grades are posted and before meeting with your advisor.