Advising

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. 

On-campus Resources

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.

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!