Student Services

There are several resources available to students looking for academic support and assistance with finding jobs and co-op placements.

Pre-Health Advising
The purpose of the University PreHealth Advising Program is to provide resources and advising to members of the Northeastern community (students and alums) in all NU colleges and all NU fields of study regarding professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes.

Tutoring in Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics
The tutors in these departments are a combination of graduate and undergraduate students. The tutors are chosen based on their depth of knowledge in the subject matter and their academic achievement in that area. Department tutoring services are FREE and open to all Northeastern undergraduate students enrolled in the course(s).

Tutoring in Chemistry
Chem Central offers walk-in tutoring services by graduate students only. TA walk-in hours are posted at 115 Hurtig Hall. You can also schedule a one-on-one peer tutoring appointment.

Peer Tutoring
The Peer Tutoring Program offers a wide variety of tutoring services to meet the academic needs of the Northeastern’s undergraduate students. An instructor can require or recommend peer tutoring; however, it is always the student’s responsibility to schedule tutoring appointments. Peer tutoring appointments may last up to one hour. The Peer Tutoring Program hires qualified undergraduate students based on recommendations they receive from faculty whose course(s) they tutor. In addition, all peer tutors are trained in accordance to College Reading & Learning Association national tutor certification guidelines. The complete list of disciplines supported can be found on the Peer Tutoring Program website.

Peer Programs
We strongly encourage our undeclared students to take advantage of the peer support services to learn from those who have had first-hand experience. Many of the students in our peer programs are former undeclared students who have gone through the exploration process that our new undeclared students are just beginning.  We have found that students learning from students is a powerful enhancement to the Program for Undeclared Students, both for the new undeclared freshmen as well as for the peer leaders themselves. There are several ways to become involved:

  • Peer Advising Coaches (PACs): Students who work closely with the Persistence Specialist to help fellow students
  • Peer Advising Liaisons (PALs): Students who assist students and advisors during peak advising times
  • Peer Mentors: Students who mentor and assist incoming freshmen
  • Peer Tutors: Students who tutor students in a wide range of courses offered by the College of Science

The Student Persistence and Retention Program
The Student Persistence and Retention Program assists students in the College of Science who are struggling academically and have been placed on academic probation.  As a part of this program, regular meetings are scheduled with a Student Retention Specialist who assesses the student’s difficulty and creates an individualized plan to help guide them to academic success. Students in this program take advantage of comprehensive advising, tutoring, skill building, and self-reflection as means of returning to good academic standing.  To contact the Student Retention Specialist, please call the College of Science Academic Advising Office at 617-373-4475, or make an appointment online through myNEU.

Career Services
We specialize in helping you figure out what major, career or job might work best for you, and also in helping you plan and carry out a successful internship or job search, or explore other options. We bring you a wide variety of resources, programs and events, and opportunities to meet employers. Our experienced and enthusiastic staff is eager to help you get where you want to go, throughout your Northeastern career and beyond!