The guiding mission of the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is to facilitate campus-wide support and provide personalized financial, academic, social and organizational guidance to students selected through NIU’s holistic admissions process to enroll in the program. CHANCE looks for characteristics such as significant activities and accomplishments, leadership potential, personal commitment and goals. CHANCE also considers extenuating circumstances beyond a student’s control, including those related to economic, educational or social issues. Students in the program strive forward despite possible limited preparation or resources to pursue higher education.

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McKinley "Deacon" Davis CHANCE Program
Campus Life Building 240
Phone: 815-753-0201
Fax: 815-753-1929
Toll Free: 800-892-3050 #3
Email: chance@niu.edu
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