Prospective students should first contact the NIU Office of Admissions for information about academic programs and to talk with an Admissions Counselor. Newly admitted students will be invited to participate in the New Student Orientation Programs where they will learn about NIU and meet with an academic advisor to discuss courses and registration.
Currently enrolled students should contact their major college or department for academic advising before registering for courses each semester. ALL Students who are "undecided-any college" are required to meet with an Advisor each semester and will notice an Advising Hold within MyNIU. Additionally, students who are on academic probation are required to meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center before registering for classes each term.