Skip to main content

Academic Support

Academic Support and Learning Advancement

Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA) supports Northwestern undergraduates in achieving their full academic potential. ASLA offers evening and weekend peer tutoring and peer-led study groups for more than 30 courses, as well as workshops on particular academic-success topics and group and individual peer academic coaching. Staff consultations are also available to help students identify learning-related goals and create plans for achieving them.

Individual Schools & Colleges

If you or someone you are concerned about needs academic support, these are the links to reach each individual school if you or a friend have a need or concern visit our schools and colleges page.

Health Professions Advising

Northwestern Health Professions Advising supports students and alumni on their unique journeys toward a career in the health professions, provides guidance on their options and choices, and contributes to building a health workforce that better reflects the diversity of our society.


AccessibleNU has five primary functions:

  • Gather and evaluate documentation, information, and requests to determine eligibility for accommodations and services.
  • Provide, coordinate and facilitate reasonable accommodations and services.
  • Recommend modifications to improve access to University facilities and transportation services.
  • Provide information and training on disability-related topics to University faculty and staff.
  • Serve as a resource on disability information for the University community and visitors.


The Writing Place

The Writing Place is Northwestern's center for peer writing consultations. Whether you are writing a paper for a class, composing application letters and essays, or working on some other writing project, a Writing Place consultant can help you at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to revising and editing a draft.

Northwestern University Libraries

The librarians of Northwestern University Libraries are a research powerhouse available to students one-on-one, poised to save students time and avoid frustration when writing papers and hunting for elusive resources. They are available as needed with in-person drop-in desks in each library or via Ask Us online chat for urgent questions late into the night.