ADA Accommodations

National Louis University is committed to building an inclusive university community that welcomes, values, respects and accommodates students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

We work hard to ensure that all facilities and programs are fully accessible for all students regardless of disabling condition. If you are in need of physical or learning assistance, we want you to feel at home at NLU. Read or download the Faculty Guide for Supporting Full Access for All Students.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), NLU strives to ensure academic access through a variety of means including, but not limited to the following:

Extended time to complete admissions assessments or course exams that are required to be completed within a specified timeframe. Testing accommodations are approved for students who may be impacted by visual or processing deficits. Typically, students will be approved for extended time for those exams that are governed by a defined time limit.

If a student has been approved for a separate, reduced distraction environment for testing, this service can be fulfilled with the assistance of Library & Learning Support.  Students initiate the process by arranging for a date and time with Library & Learning Support, and the professor follows up by sending a Testing Requests Procedures Form indicating the parameters for the exam to the Learning Support Specialist for ADA access services to  Faculty can find this form attached to the student’s Faculty Memo of Approved Accommodations which is sent via NLU email at or near the beginning of the term.

Note-taking assistance is needed for students with physical dexterity or mental processing deficits.  This service can be accomplished by another student in the class who would provide a copy of his/her class notes to the student with the need after each class session.  Please see the Note-Taking Assistance Form below.

Students with print-related disabilities are entitled to the same access to their textbooks and other required print material as their fellow non-disabled students.  As such, NLU has partnered with a number of outlets that provide this material in an alternate format for these students. 

For classes that meet in person, ASL interpreting services are provided as an accommodation for students who are deaf/hard of hearing when the hearing loss significantly impacts the student’s ability to access the learning environment.  The Learning Support Specialist for ADA access services coordinates such services. 

An accessibility workstation is available during library hours at our Chicago, North Shore, Wheeling, and Lisle campus libraries. The workstation includes an electronic lift table, an all-in-one computer, and a text-to-speech accessibility scanner/book reader with optical character recognition capability. View a video tutorial to learn more about using the accessibility workstation (YouTube Video).

For all academic accommodation requests, students can contact Peter Ploegman, Library & Learning Support Specialist, by phone at 312-261-3329 or x3329 or via email at


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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