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Academic Resources for Students

  • Academic Integrity GuideCentral resource of policies governing academic integrity for all students and faculty at Northwestern. Detailed information includes principles of academic integrity as well as links to procedures followed by each school.
  • Academic Support and Learning Advancement: Aims to advance learning at Northwestern by helping students become more effective learners, increase their comfort and confidence in courses, and meet their academic goals. Programming includes course-specific support and general academic strategies support. 
  • AccessibleNU: In response to a request made by a qualified student with a documented disability, AccessibleNU will arrange for the provision of academic accommodations and auxiliary aids. Students should contact AccessibleNU directly for accommodations. Faculty are invited to contact AccessibleNU with any questions or for assistance with recommended syllabus statements, training, an accommodations database portal, and guidance regarding reasonable accommodations. 
  • Books for Cats program: Provides eligible first-year undergraduates (identified by the Financial Aid Office) with the opportunity to borrow course materials (textbooks, access codes, clickers, chemistry lab gear) for select introductory STEM, humanities, social science and language classes. Entering first-year students are notified of their eligibility to participate in the summer with reminders each quarter.  
  • Health Professions Advising: Serves as a resource for Northwestern students and alumni pursuing careers in the health professions. In addition to one-on-one pre-health advising, the office offers co-curricular programs such as application workshops, mock interviews, and shadowing/mentoring opportunities to develop transferable skills desired in pre-health students.
  • Office for Undergraduate Research: Provides funding and advising to student research in any major and provides funds to faculty to hire research assistants. The office also advises and prepares undergraduates on how to find opportunities, how to work with faculty, and how to write research grant proposals.
  • Office of FellowshipsIdentifies and prepares outstanding students for national fellowship competitions such as Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Mitchell, Fulbright, Luce, and National Science Foundation. The Office depends upon strong faculty support.  Faculty members, especially those who have held fellowships such as the ones listed above, are invited to contact the Office of Fellowships. 
  • Undergraduate academic advising: Supports students’ intellectual exploration and pathway to graduation. ConnectNU is the university online advising platform for undergraduates to schedule advising appointments and connect with other campus offices.