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Academics and Instruction

Northwestern has returned to primarily in-person instruction. Use this section to learn more about instruction, term dates, class schedules, and registration for quarter-based undergraduate and graduate programs.

Modes of Instruction

The vast majority of classes take place in person. Instruction falls into three modalities:

  • Fully remote, either asynchronous or synchronous 
  • Face-to-face
  • Hybrid, a combination of remote and face-to-face instruction.

Decisions about the modes of instruction are tailored to each discipline, school and department. Learn more about each mode of instruction.

For assistance with teaching and learning in a remote environment, see the Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance website.

Class Schedules and Registration

Find dates for registration and the release of class schedules.

More on Schedules and Dates