If you're new to NIU, you'll meet with an advisor during orientation. You won't be able to register for courses until you've completed this meeting.
After you decide on your major, you should meet with your major advisor immediately. They'll help plan your courses to keep you on track to graduation. You should contact your advisor at least once a semester after this first meeting.
Treat an advising appointment like an interview. Come prepared with knowledge about class offerings and major requirements, as well as questions for your advisor.
Tips for Success
These tips will help you succeed at NIU and after graduation: