College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won, and finding a good fit requires time and thoughtfulness. Northern Illinois University has made the process a little more convenient by hosting three undergraduate admissions information sessions from 6-8 p.m. at its regional education centers in Naperville (July 16, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.), Rockford (July 17, 8500 E. State St.) and Hoffman Estates (July 18, 5555 Trillium Blvd.).
Prospective students and their families will have the chance to learn more about the opportunities awaiting them at Northern Illinois University; discover the next steps to admission, financial aid, and scholarship awards; and receive information on NIU’s “Research Rookies” program, “Themed Learning Communities” and other engaged learning opportunities.
“While a campus visit is the best way to learn about a school, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to get to DeKalb, even for students and families who live a relatively short distance from our main campus,” says Kimberley Buster-Williams, director of undergraduate admissions at NIU. “Events like these allow them convenient access to our representatives in one of our regional outreach centers.”
Buster-Williams says the events are a tremendous opportunity for students considering NIU to have questions answered by representatives.
“Students and their families get to meet people from NIU and ask them questions about college life at Northern, our outstanding academics and even find out about the many scholarships and financial aid opportunities available,” she says. “It’s another touch point, and it’s good service for NIU representatives to go to them.”
Interested students and families may register for the event on the NIU Undergraduate Admissions website.
An additional information session will be held the following week from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 24 at the College of DuPage branch campus at 1223 Rickert Drive in Naperville.