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AccessibleNU, part of the Dean of Students Office, serves over 700 undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and School of Continuing Studies students between the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Northwestern, similar to most colleges and universities, does not have special admission criteria for students with disabilities; therefore, students with disabilities have met the same rigorous admissions standards that all Northwestern students have. The majority of students registered with the office (over 90%) have invisible disabilities such as learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity.

AccessibleNU has five primary functions: