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When you enroll at NIU, you are assigned an academic advisor who will help guide you toward educational achievement. Our advisors don’t just help you choose your classes; they provide you with the resources you need to make your NIU experience a success. We’re all in this together, but your involvement counts – by meeting with your advisor every semester, you’ll take charge of your academic progress!

If you have declared your major, contact your college advising office to make an appointment with your advisor. If you are undecided or are considering changing your major, an advisor in the Academic Advising Center will help you explore your options.

Placement Testing Assistant

Use the Placement Testing Assistant to determine if you need to take a placement exams prior to registration for first semester courses.

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) works specifically with students who are undecided about their majors. Students without majors or affiliation with one of NIU's six undergraduate colleges are assigned to the AAC for their academic advising needs.

Student Career Success Map

NIU's Student Career Success Map is a student's guide to figuring out "what to do when" in order to complete their educational and career goals. Use the links to resources and support units as a roadmap for success at NIU!