339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
405 Church Street
Evanston, Illinois 60208
Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Advisers
Humanities: English, American Literature, History, Art History, English Literature, English Writing, Graduate School prep and Humanities-related Post-baccs
Sean Kavanaugh, 847-491-5612
Social Sciences: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, LOB, RTVF, Education-related certificates
Denise Ledsinger, 847-491-5612
Business Related Majors: Information Systems, Communication Studies, Communication Systems, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Pre-Business, Accounting, Law School and Business Cory Phare, 847-491-5612
Sciences: Math, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Professional Health Careers and related Post-baccs
Kate Schultz, 847-491-5612
Creative Writing, Information Systems, Liberal Arts, Literature
Adrienne Gunn, 312-503-1865
Medical Informatics, Public Policy and Administration, Sports Administration
Colleen Prebelich, 312-503-1537
Predictive Analytics, Regulatory Compliance (CRRA/QARS)
Tara Spears, 312-503-1776
The Writing Place
Free tutoring service available to SCS students on both campuses, providing assistance with writing papers. All appointments must be made online. Please see the website for hours and other details.Chicago Campus: The Writing Place
The Math Place
Free math tutoring service for SCS students in all math subjects, located in the Schaffner Library in Wieboldt Hall on the Chicago campus. Please see the website for hours and other details.Chicago campus: The Math Place
Additional Tutoring Services
The following departments on the Evanston campus offer free tutoring services for undergraduate students:
Other Available Services
The following links provide information regarding other university services available to all students:
Student Advisory Board
Northwestern University School of Continuing (SCS) Studies Student Advisory Board (SAB) serves as an advocate for the SCS student body. The SAB promotes communication and a sense of community among SCS students and works to enhance available student services. The SAB is committed to being flexible and representative of the diverse SCS student body. If you have questions contact SAB via email at email@example.com.
Vice President: Sehban Zaidi
Communications Officer: Jeanna Fazzalaro
Northwestern University Pre-Health Professionals
As a School of Continuing Studies sponsored organization, the Northwestern University Pre-Health Professionals (NUPP) group is a community dedicated to the successful admission of its members into programs that lead to careers in medical, health and veterinary practice. In addition, NUPP serves as a forum for the discussion of personal and academic experiences, as a collective resource of relevant information and as a representative for the body of non-traditional pre-health students.
For membership or general information, please send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on these or other student groups, please contact Sean Kavanaugh, Coordinator of Student Life.
Thanks to collaboration between the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, SCS students will be given the opportunity to shadow physicians, as an integral part of the preparation needed for medical school. This program is only available to SCS undergraduate biology majors who seek to apply to medical school and premedicine students who have been admitted into our post-baccalaureate certificate program.
For more information, please contact Kate Schultz, SCS Pre-Health Adviser.
Interim Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Services
Director of Student Services
Coordinator of Student Life and Adviser
Data and Student Support Coordinator
Student Services Assistant
Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development
Graduate Academic Counselor
Graduate Academic Counselor
All material submitted as part of any class exercise must be the actual work of the student whose name appears on the material. Students are cautioned against the possession of unauthorized material during any examination or quiz. A student who is found guilty of dishonesty in academic work may receive a failing grade for the course and may be dismissed from the University. Please see the website for the guide on Academic Integrity and a letter from the Provost.
Students must maintain good academic standing. If a grade of C-, D, F, X, or Y is received in any term, a registration hold will be placed on your record, preventing you from registering for the following academic term unless you receive an adviser's consent. Students must have at least a C average in all courses completed at Northwestern to meet the requirements for a bachelor's degree. Certificate students must earn grades of C or better to meet certificate requirements. Pre-health certificate students must complete all required courses with a B average to earn the certificate.
You may be placed on academic probation if you
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, you will be given one term to raise it to a minimum of 2.0.
You may be dismissed for
Congratulations to the students who have achieved the recognition of being named to the Dean's list for their academic performance in the most recent academic quarter.
Academic Honor Society
Northwestern University is home to the Alpha (founding) chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for continuing education students. The society honors dedicated adult students who, while adroitly handling the responsibilities of family and career, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards.
Students must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for membership:
Visit the Alpha Sigma Lambda website for details.
SCS degree-seeking students* are eligible to make use of the services provided by the University Health Service. Coverage in this Plan is effective from September 1 and expires on August 31 of each academic year; applications must be made annually in the Health Services office. To enroll or for more information, visit the Northwestern University Health Services website.
* To qualify, you must be full time and part of an on-campus or blended SCS program
It is Northwestern University policy to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any University program or activity. Northwestern University and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all students with disabilities who attend the University. Additionally, the University and SSD work to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities.
It is important for a student who needs assistance with regard to any disability to notify SSD and SCS promptly for assistance in obtaining appropriate services. SCS Students seeking disability accommodations should contact SSD at 847-467-5530 in Evanston or 312-503-4042 in Chicago.
All School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students who will have completed or will complete their programs at the end of the fall, winter, spring, and summer of the 2012-2013 academic year, are encouraged to participate in the SCS Convocation, SCS Reception and NU Commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 21, 2013.
For more information and a detailed schedule of these events, please visit the SCS Convocation page.
SCS Undergrads can find financial aid information by visiting The Chicago Office of Financial Aid. Professional Development and Post-baccalaureate students (with the exception of those in the Professional Health Careers) are not eligible for financial aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid
SCS students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in three fundamental ways:
Students are encouraged to read the full SAP policy for more information.
Office of Financial Aid
Abbott Hall, Room 629
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3078
SCS students admitted to a master's program may be eligible for federal and state grants, student loans or SCS awards. Some employers offer tuition assistance plans; students should check with their employers before starting a program of study to see if tuition assistance is a part of their employee benefit package.
The Chicago Financial Aid Office administers the financial aid program for all graduate students. To access financial aid guidelines, forms and application deadlines, visit their website or contact them at: