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NLU Academic Advising Center

Helping you develop a plan to achieve your academic goals

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Degree Planning

At National Louis University, your success is our number one priority. The professional advising staff in the Academic Advising Center work with undergraduate students, as well as graduate students in the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. We are here to help you through your academic program, whether you need assistance with course registration, understanding your degree requirements and completion options, or getting connected with other resources at NLU. We are also here to ensure graduating teachers meet state requirements and arrange additional endorsements.

Advising Office (main)
888-658-8632, option 2
Fax: 312-261-3044

Continuing students can make an appointment with their academic advisor through Starfish on the Student Services tab in the NLU portal. New students can contact their advisor directly to schedule an appointment.

Campus Hours

Chicago Campus Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-5pm

Wheeling Campus Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am-7pm

Lisle Campus Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-5pm

North Shore Campus Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-3pm

Elgin Campus Hours: Please call ahead for an appointment



Registration and Course Add / Drop

Student Resources

Meet the Advising Team

Education Students

Academic Progress Policies



    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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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