Undergraduate Advising

Where to Find Advice

A great deal of information is to be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and in the general page about Academic Advising at NIU. Always refer to it first on matters of departmental, college, or university requirements.

Course schedules are listed on MyNIU. Registration and Records provides information on how to register for classes.

Environmental Studies majors and minors should refer to the details for building a course plan and schedule an appointment as appropriate.

Advising for new NIU students is held during your official orientation. You will not be able to register for courses until you have met with an advisor in your major college during orientation.

Meeting With Your Major Advisor

Meet with your advisor immediately after you decide on your major field of study. Your advisor will help you plan sequences of classes required to complete your degree within an eight-semester time frame. Subsequently, you should plan to contact your advisor at least once a semester.

Treat your advising appointment like an interview. Come prepared with knowledge about the classes offered for the upcoming semester, general information about the major, and questions for the advisor.


Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-6563
Fax: 815-753-2902
Email: envs@niu.edu
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