Academic Support

I am having a hard time selecting a major or am thinking about changing my major. Who should I speak to for advice?

You can speak to a number of different advisors and offices for help in this area. Health Professions Advising can help along with the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. Finally, Northwestern Career Advancement can also help you figure out how your skills and interests match up to possible majors and career choices.

I am confused in one of my classes, but I don’t know how to approach my professor or TA and ask for help. What should I do?

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a number of resources to help you navigate difficult classes and can help you figure out how to best approach your professor or TA.

I want a career in health or medicine. What major is best for me?

There are so many options to consider if you’re interested in health or medicine. Pre-med advising is a great place to start.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t handle the workload at Northwestern.

You’re not alone. A lot of students struggle to balance the workload at Northwestern. Hear what some of your classmates have to say about this topic.

I’d like some help with a class. Where can I go?

Tutoring and peer-led group study are available for a wide range of courses. See the Academic Resource Portal for details.

I’m signed up for a challenging course, and I’d like to boost my chances for success. What can I do?

The Academic Mentoring Program and Gateway Science Workshop program provide structured weekly study time with an advanced peer leader in some of Northwestern’s most challenging courses. These programs help students gain confidence and refine their understanding of course concepts.

I’d like to improve my time-management and organizational skills. Where can I go?

The Undergraduate Program for Advancing Learning helps students enhance skills like time management and communicating effectively with faculty, in order to reach their potential at Northwestern.

I’m looking for some strategies for studying more efficiently. Where do I go?
Is there a central location on campus for tutoring services?

There are a number of places to receive tutoring support. From the PLUS program in the dining halls to peer and TA tutoring for specific subjects.