Summer and fall may seem eons away but that’s not the case when it comes to signing up for classes at Northern Illinois University.
“We want to help students keep their education on track, and one of the best ways they can do this is by registering for classes early,” Renique Kersh, associate vice provost for Student Engagement and Success, said. “Students who register early have a better chance of getting the classes they need, and because they are enrolled, they are more likely to qualify for scholarships and other financial aid.”
Beginning April 1, students will have the opportunity to register for summer and fall classes. Enrollment dates and times are assigned based on the number of credit hours a student has and students can learn when their registration takes place for summer and fall semesters.
An enrollment campaign kicked off March 4, offering reminders and resources so Huskies are prepared to sign up for classes. To help with the process, NIU’s registration webpage includes step-by-step instructions about what students need to know prior to registering, like resolving a hold on an account, searching for courses and meeting with their advisor.
Kersh said faculty and staff members play a key role in the enrollment process, and a little encouragement can make a big difference when it comes to student success.
“Not every student is familiar with the process and there are many things we can do to help,” Kersh said. “We have connections with students and can be a great resource when it comes to enrollment.”
By taking these actions, you can help students stay on track to graduate:
- Encourage students to meet with their academic advisors in March.
- Contact Renique Kersh at [email protected] to request registration flyers for your workspace.
- Share information with students about the Huskie Installment Plan, which divides semester expenses into four equal payments.
- Encourage students with financial concerns to speak with someone in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office or the Office of the Bursar.
- Direct students to the resources that can help them resolve any holds on their account.
- Download this animated commercial to play at the beginning of class or download this PowerPoint slide to show to students as they are coming into class.