Academic Advising Center

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Our top priority at NIU is the health and well-being of our campus community. In response to the rapidly changing developments related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to adapt our services to a non-face-to-face format. It is our goal to ensure that there are no gaps in services. We will be monitoring email and voicemail throughout this period. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at

You may also contact Academic Advising Center staff members by phone or email:

Name Email Phone
LaBrian Carrington 815-753-5908
Keyalo Gray 815-753-2536
Michelle Pickett 815-753-2533

If you're undecided about your major, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) has a team of dedicated staff to help you achieve your personal, academic and career goals at NIU. Students without majors or affiliation with one of NIU's six undergraduate colleges are assigned to the AAC for their academic advising needs. As an "undecided-any college" student, we will work with you from the time you arrive on campus during orientation until you've made an informed major choice. Check out what some of our students have to say about the Academic Advising Center.

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We’ve Moved!

We have moved to the second floor of the Campus Life Building in Suite 222.

Contact Us

Academic Advising Center
Campus Life Building, room 222
815- 753-2573
815-753-2902 (fax)


Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Appointments Available
Monday - Friday
8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
Currently unavailable –
Please email for an appointment.

Find Your Advisor

Four-Year Degree Paths

Majors and Minors Fair

Academic Excellence List

First Year Advising Handbook