Office of Academic Advising (OAA)

The mission of OAA is to provide comprehensive services to enable students to take ownership of their education and to make sound decisions and judgments that will further their academic and professional success.  OAA is located in 50 Nightingale Hall (#31 on Boston main campus map).  Each student accepted into a certificate or degree program is assigned an academic advisor by major at CPS.  Academic and Career Coaches can assist students throughout their time at CPS in a variety of ways, including topics such as these:

  • academic planning
  • degree audits
  • course substitutions / academic requests
  • workshops (e.g. time management, APA citation)
  • referrals to university resources
  • applying for graduation

For a list of Academic and Career Coaches by major, click here

Contact OAA at:

Global Student Success (GSS)

Global Student Success supports international students through cross-cultural, linguistic, and academic support services.  They also partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to integrate global dimensions and cross-cultural understanding into the Northeastern experience.  The following services are available to all CPS students:

Language and Culture Workshops – Geared for international students looking to understand American values, cultures, and norms. These workshops look to bridge cultural knowledge, expand inquiry, and shed light on how to successfully navigate the American university student experience.

Pronunciation Workshops – These workshops are for speakers of English as a second language who would like to improve their pronunciation skills. Each workshop is led by a graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology who has knowledge about the specifics of speech production.

Volunteer Team Leader (VTL) Program – This program allows for English skill development while concurrently building resume experience, leadership skills, and participating in community service. To date, the VTL program supports 35 organizations and has 1,100 hours of volunteered service.

Global Student Success (
Belvidere Place  (#82 on campus map)

One-on-One Academic Support

Looking for something to send your students?  All tutoring on-ground and online tutoring options available to CPS students can be found here, or check below for more information about the International Tutoring Center, Writing Center, and Wyzant.

International Tutoring Center

  • Available to:  All NU international students
  • Location: Basement of Snell Library (#59)
  • Type of Tutor:  Primarily professionals with advanced degrees
  • For appointments:

Tutors provide ESL writing instruction and training for international students who need assistance with papers, assignments, TOEFL writing, and research projects. Students can meet one-on-one with an ESL tutor for 50 minute appointments.  Want to connect your students with the ITC?  Send them this ITC Flyer which gives them all of the information they need to get started.

Writing Center

  • Available to:  All NU Students
  • Location: 412 Holmes Hall (#33), Snell Library (#59), and Mobile
  • Type of Tutor:  Trained Undergraduate, MA, and PhD students
  • For appointments:
The Writing Center works with undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines, speakers of other languages as well as native speakers of English, and weak, average, and strong writers. The Writing Center offers in person consulting as well as email consulting (generally with a 48-hour response time, except for weekends and holidays). It also offers students remote consulting, which does not require students to come in for their session, rather the student works via Google docs, or Skype with a consultant.  All consultants are trained and many are PhD students.

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies is covering the cost of eight hours of tutoring from Wyzant to help ensure your success in challenging courses. Tutors on Wyzant have helped thousands of students in 300+ subjects ranging from College Algebra to Academic Writing, Statistical Analysis to Microbiology.

To access your free Wyzant Tutoring for students in the College of Professional Studies, please complete the following steps:

1)      Login to Northeastern University’s Canvas platform and click on your active course.

2)      Once you are logged in your class, scroll to the bottom red link on the left side of the course navigation that says “Wyzant Tutoring”.

3)      After clicking this link, you will be prompted to access your free tutoring using your Northeastern login credentials. Indicate your program, time zone, the course you’d like support in, and the specific topics or materials you’d like help with.

4)      You’ll receive an activation email from Wyzant for Higher Ed. (If you don’t see it, check your spam or junk folders.) From the email, click on the activation button.

5)      Potential tutors will begin reaching out to you. Their messages will be sent to your Northeastern email inbox and will be accessible via your Wyzant account dashboard.

6)      Respond back to the tutors you believe might be a good fit to schedule an online session when it’s convenient for you — even late at night!

For questions about Wyzant Tutoring, please reach out to Senior Domain, Academic and Career Advisor, Amy Nichols at


If you have any question concerning available academic support options please e-mail the Director of the Office of Academic Advising, Michele Rosenthal, at

Other Resources

Academic Integrity Checklist

If a student completes this checklist before or just after they complete an assignment, they should be able to prevent some of the most common violations of the Academic Integrity policy, including plagiarism, reuse of past work, and unauthorized collaboration.  Faculty are encouraged to share this checklist with their students:

Citation Academic Integrity Checklist (CAIC)


The WeCare program is a support system to aid students during times of difficulty or crisis.  WeCare also aids departments in developing their own systems to deal with student crises, as well as faculty and staff who request guidance in identifying existing Northeastern resources for students.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact WeCare whenever they have a concern about a student’s academic, social or emotional well-being. WeCare can take a broad look at ‘touch points’ across campus to see if the student is of concern to others as well as coordinate appropriate referrals. In emergencies, it is always best to call NUPD first at 617.373.3333.

University Health & Counseling Services (UHCS) provides additional information for faculty on their website:

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC), located in 20 Dodge Hall, serves Northeastern students who have documented disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 2008. DRC staff members regularly work with students who have a variety of types of disabilities, primarily: AD(H)D, Asperger’s syndrome and related disorders, chronic and degenerative disorders, hearing loss, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, psychiatric disorders, traumatic or acquired brain injury, and vision impairment.
Contact the Disability Resource Center at:
(617) 373-2675 (voice)
(617) 373-2730 (TTY)