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Academic Advising Guide

This Academic Advising Guide outlines the important academic planning resources and advising opportunities that you are expected to consult during the study abroad program selection and application process. These steps will help you determine how your study abroad experience will fit into your degree program(s) at Northwestern.

Step 1: Degree Planning

Start by figuring out what degree requirements you need to fulfill while abroad.

Step 2: Preliminary Course Planning

Now develop a preliminary plan for the courses you intend to take on your study abroad program.

Step 3: Consult with Academic Adviser(s)

Review your study abroad course and program plans with your academic adviser(s), so that you understand how how study abroad may impact your degree progress and how potential study abroad courses may fulfill degree requirements.

Major/Minor Advising

Seek advising from your major/minor adviser if you intend to apply course credit from study abroad torward major or minor requirements or if you need assistance with mapping out course planning for your major or minor.

School Advising

All students must meet with and obtain an electronic signature from their School Adviser(s). By signing off on your application, your School Adviser(s) are indicating that they have discussed your study abroad plans with you, that you are in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress towards completion of your degree, and that they believe your study abroad plans make sense academically, considering your overall plan of study at Northwestern.

Academic Advisers

Academic Advisers
College or School

School Adviser(s)
*Advising meeting required

Primary Major Adviser(s) Secondary Major/Minor Adviser(s)
Bienen School of Music Linda Jacobs Same as School Adviser See School and Major Advising Resources
School of Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders: Jeannette Ortiz

Communication Studies: Harold Gulley, Sarah Syversen

Performance Studies: Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw

Radio/TV/Film: Catherine Carrigan, Kalisha Cornett, Freda Love Smith

Theatre & Dance: Catherine Carrigan, John Haas, Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw, Justin Zullo

Same as School Adviser See School and Major Advising Resources
School of Education & Social Policy Caitlin Burnett, Shelena Johnson, Meg Kreuser, Susan Olson, Ken Powers Same as School Adviser See School and Major Advising Resources
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science Heather Bacon or Ashley Motta
*Email mccormick-school@northwestern.edu
See School and Major Advising Resources See School and Major Advising Resources
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications Joy Fernandez, Daniel MacKenzie, Jessica Scott Same as School Adviser See School and Major Advising Resources
Northwestern University in Qatar Nadiyah El-Amin

Students with NU-Q as your home campus.

Same as School Adviser Same as School Adviser
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Your Weinberg College Adviser. (To identify your Weinberg College Adviser, log into CAESAR under "Advisers" or contact the WCAS Advising Office.) Call 847-491-8916 or access Inspire (formerly AdviseStream) to schedule your appointment. See School and Major Advising Resources See School and Major Advising Resources