Program Participation

Students who could benefit from the CHANCE program are both recruited to apply to NIU and selected through our holistic admissions process. Students in the CHANCE Program come from a variety of schools in rural, urban and suburban areas and are traditionally underrepresented in college. Many are the first in their families to attend college. If you participated in a mentoring, college prep, or after school program, CHANCE resembles that type of support at the college level.  There is no one version of a CHANCE student, except that all CHANCE students are committed to succeeding in college. 

Students interested in participating in the CHANCE program are asked to complete our CHANCE Participation Form. Along with students, this form can be completed by anyone, including high school counselors, parents, faculty and staff, to identify a student who could benefit from the CHANCE Program.

CHANCE Participation Form

Interested in joining CHANCE? If you're an admitted first-year student simply fill out a form to indicate your interest, and our team will review your information.

CHANCE Participation Form

testimonial-jamye.jpgI think it's a great program, and it really helps the students who maybe don't have the resources or tools in high school to prepare for college. The counselors do everything they can to work with you to make sure you succeed.
Jamye Hunter of Belvidere, May ’20 graduate
Human Development Family Science major, with minors in Psychology and Military Science. Member of the NIU ROTC program and the Illinois Army National Guard.

Contact Us

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