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Let Us Help You Achieve Academic Success

We all need extra help from time to time.

At NIU, we provide a space for all Huskies to be included, challenged and supported. In times of change. In times of challenge. Always.

Whether you’re on campus, off campus or somewhere in between, you’ll find everything you need to achieve your academic potential in our new Huskie Academic Support Center.

From tutoring to writing and research support to study strategies, we offer resources and services designed to help you succeed.

No matter where you are on your NIU journey, we encourage you to connect with us!

Develop new strengths. Push your limits. Find your path to personal and professional success. These tips might help!

Five Ways to Succeed in the Classroom

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    Ask Questions

    Ask for help when you need it and ask early. Reach out to your professors, your academic advisor, fellow Huskies and our Huskie Academic Support Center. Take advantage of the resources available to you at NIU.

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    Connect with professors through email, online discussion forums and chats, virtual office hours and Blackboard. Share your interest and passions. Just reach out! They want to hear from you.

  • 3

    Stay Organized

    Keep a weekly schedule, check your MyNIU email regularly and log in to Blackboard often. Academic advisors are available to provide one-on-one support to help you create academic plans for career and personal success.

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    Talk to your professor or fellow Huskies about setting up study groups or find a study buddy. Form virtual study groups through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Find an academic club or organization that interests you. In-person events and activities might be limited, but there are still plenty of ways to connect virtually. Find out how by visiting our brand new Huskie Link.

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    Be Patient

    Give yourself and others a break when needed, and keep in mind the current circumstances are temporary. We know pressure and stress can arise from balancing busy schedules and academic commitments, even during “normal” times. We get it. Resources are available both inside and outside the classroom. The Center for Student Assistance is a hub for general student concerns, while Counseling and Consultation Services provides tele-health for students experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety or general emotional health. Just know we’re here to help.

Tips for a Successful Semester

Hear from fellow Huskies and faculty how to navigate this virtual world and make the most of your life-changing Huskie experience in our YouTube playlist.

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