Academic Support

School and Program Advisors and Support

Every undergraduate student is assigned at least one academic advisor within their school, often directly related to the major(s) they have chosen. Students can find a list of their advisor(s) and make an appointment with them in ConnectNU. Robust information about advising and academic support resources is available at the websites of the  Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences , the McCormick School of Engineering , the School of Education and Social Policy , the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications , the Bienen School of Music, and the School of Communication.

Academic Support and Learning Advancement

If you're a Northwestern student, you're a skilled learner — but that doesn't mean you never need help. The best learners are the ones who seek and give support when it's needed. The Academic Support and Learning Advancement office provides peer tutoring, study groups, academic leadership development, and more. 

Programs focus on overall academic strategies and course support, providing undergraduates with sustained small-group mentoring, individual coaching, interactive workshops, and course-specific sustained or drop-in tutoring. Advisors are also available to help students find the best resources for their needs and develop a plan to achieve their academic goals. 

The office is located in the University Library, Level 2, near The Writing Place.


Northwestern University and AccessibleNU are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the University. AccessibleNU works to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation. The majority of accommodations, services, and auxiliary aids provided to eligible students are coordinated by AccessibleNU.

The Evanston office is located at 2122 Sheridan Road, Suite 130.  The building entrance is at 600 Haven Street.

Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising assists students in developing meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. Using an intentional approach to academic advising based on advising theories and knowledge of counseling, the Center staff will:

  • Provide information about academic programs and resources
  • Provide assistance to students in refining goals and objectives, understanding available choices, and assessing the consequences of alternative courses of action
  • Reinforce the philosophy that the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with the individual student

The office is located at 1940 Sheridan Road.

The Writing Place

The Writing Place is Northwestern’s center for peer writing consultations. Whether you are writing a paper for a class, composing application letters and essays, or working on some other writing project, a Writing Place consultant can help you at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to revising and editing a draft.

Writing Place consultants are not graders or ghostwriters, but attentive readers who are trained to engage you in a conversation about your writing and help you plan and revise it.  Consultations are free and available to anyone in the Northwestern community.

The office is located in the University Library, Level 2, near Academic Support and Learning Advancement.