Undergraduate Advising

You'll have the support you need to succeed at NIU. If you're looking for information about departmental, college or university requirements, we encourage you to refer to the undergraduate catalog.

You can also turn to the Academic Advising Center for assistance, as well as to Registration and Records for information on searching for courses and registering for classes.

If you're majoring or minoring in environmental studies, you're welcome to schedule an advising appointment as needed.

Meeting With Your Advisor

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:

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1814
Email: envs@niu.edu
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