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Student Success


Making a Difference in the Lives of our Students

As NIU's the largest college, and by the nature of our mission, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences touches virtually every new student to the university, regardless of their major. We have both the challenge and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these students, to be the reason that they persist and succeed at NIU. 

This website offers guidance on the action steps I’m asking each of you to engage in, as part of our focused efforts to impact student success. We will be building out the site with resources, background information and a student success scorecard to track our progress and celebrate our successes. 

I know many of you have already been deeply involved in these efforts. I thank you for those efforts, and I encourage all of you to connect your efforts within your unit, within the college, and across the university. It takes all of us to achieve success.


Chris McCord
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Smerge Endowed Dean's Chair


How to Impact Student Success

Action Steps


Contact Us

General Information
(Not Advising)

Phone 815-753-7953
Zulauf Hall 312

Add/Drop Class, Enroll, Transfer, Withdraw, etc.

Phone 815-753-0114
Zulauf Hall 201