Advising - NIU - Foreign Languages & Literatures



All students majoring in foreign languages are strongly encouraged to see their academic advisor at least once per semester to plan their class schedules and monitor their progress toward graduation.

Incoming freshmen who have previously studied the target language are expected to take a placement exam in the target language.  Visit NIU Testing Services for information regarding the testing procedure and upcoming test dates.

Undergraduate Advisors 

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Prof. Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz
Watson 118
(815) 753-6448


Assistant Chair
Prof. John Bentley
Watson 120
(815) 753-6451

Checklists for all majors/minors

Graduate Advisor

Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Prof. Stephen Vilaseca
Watson 315
(815) 753-6463

Graduate programs in foreign languages