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Advising and Student Support

The department offers general academic and career counseling to students. You can seek help and advice from any member of the department, including faculty you meet in introductory or core courses or those with whom you feel comfortable. In addition, you can take advantage of our advising resources outlined below. 

Visit our Undergraduate Advising page for more information on how to make an appointment with an advisor: 


Our advising process

Step 1: Use the department website

Start looking for answers on this website. Degree requirements can be found on our Economics Major, Economics Minor and BA/MA Program webpages. Answers to common questions can be found on our FAQs webpages:

Step 2: Consult with our Assistant Director

Please email or call 847-491-8200 for general questions.

Step 3: Visit an Undergraduate Advisor

See one of our faculty advisers who hold office hours throughout the week. They can answer most questions and are the only people who sign petition to graduate forms and declarations of a major or minor.  See office hours for Undergraduate Advisors. 

Step 4: Consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies

In complicated cases, our advisor will refer you to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Mark Witte.

Tutoring & Additional resources

The department maintains a list of graduate and undergraduate students willing to tutor students in various economics subjects. See the student tutors.

Additional NU resources:

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