The guiding mission of the CHANCE Program is to identify, recruit, admit, and assist otherwise capable students whose pre-college education has not fully enabled them to take maximum advantage of their potential and the opportunities of higher education at NIU.

CHANCE services include:

  • Individual and group academic, personal and career counseling.
  • Financial aid counseling and follow-up process.
  • Academic monitoring and follow-up throughout the student's undergraduate career.
  • Tutorial assistance for courses.
  • Academic skills-enhancement courses.
  • Introductory university transition skills-building course taught by a counselor.
  • Peer mentoring for freshmen and transfer students.
  • Exit counseling services for students withdrawing or transferring from NIU.