Academic Advising

Academic Advising. We help students get on track and stay on track.
We're committed to helping every student get on track to graduation and keep them on track through dedicated academic advisors, including professional advisors in each school.

At Northern, advisors assist students by:

  • Communicating program curriculum, graduation requirements, university policies and procedures;
  • Developing individualized realistic goals and educational plans;
  • Facilitating connections with Northern's resources and services;
  • Assisting in the development of good decision-making skills and encouraging students to "own" their educational plans and goals;
  • Promoting the purpose and goals of higher education;
  • Monitoring and accurately documenting students' progress;
  • Meeting with students in-person, via telephone, or online;
  • Encouraging students to connect with NSU professors;
  • Maintaining confidentiality.

Come to NSU with a blank slate and an open mind.  Don’t be afraid to try a new experience, explore a new major, or join an organization that you never would have considered in the past.

Justin Bartel

Be confident, get out of your comfort zone, and try new things. College is the greatest opportunity you’ll have for personal development.

Becky Jensen

You can build a meaningful professional relationship with your academic advisor if you choose. We’re not just about forms & paperwork, we’re here to make sure you get what you need from your academic experience.

Tim Moffett

I will always do my best to guide you in the right direction- remember it’s your educational journey…..I advise….you decide

Lara Nelson

As an advisor, I feel privileged to meet and help so many people. New students, non-traditional students returning to school, veterans; they all bring unique perspectives to NSU but have a common goal in continuing their education.

Jennifer Bengs

Advising Center

The Advising Center, located in Dacotah Hall 209, is the first stop on your advising path.