Undergraduate Advising


For more information about undergraduate academic advising, please contact the advising office associated with the corresponding school of your program:

School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Hall/Visual Arts Building 216
(815) 753-1473

Bethany Geiseman, Advisor

Stephanie Sailer, Recruitment Coordinator

School of Music
Music Building 140
(815) 753-1551

James Brown, Applied Artist, Undergraduate Advisor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Brigid Crawford, Admissions Coordinator

School of Theatre and Dance

Stevens Building 232
(815) 753-8269

Sahin Sahinoglu, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisior

Helpful Links

First-year NIU Studentsfeeling at home at NIU and setting your plans

Catalogask your advisor for help with academic requirements and policies!

Degree pathsa helpful tool to be used with the catalog

GPA Calculatorfigure your GPA and plan ahead

Campus Resources (.pdf) - useful information and contacts for services all over campus


Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Music Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Ed Klonoski, Acting Associate Dean
Debbie Thompson, Office Administrator

Phone: 815-753-1635
Fax:  815-753-6296