As a parent or family member, you want the best for your NIU student. You want them to be safe, make friends, be successful, and of course get a first-class education. They are ready to be independent and make their own decisions, but at times they still need a little help from you.
There are many ways you can help your child be successful at NIU, whether they live on campus, off campus or commute every day from home. We put together a list of resources just for parents
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.
College Advising Offices
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!
- Academic Programs
- Academic Opportunities