Our Academic Support Centers

Center of Health

The Center of Health elevates health and encourages wellness. Working with students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community, the Center offers experiences in physical, mental, clinical and public health.

Center for Academic Writing

The Center for Academic Writing is the home of the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) and provides support to both faculty and students at Northeastern.

Center for College Access and Success

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) develops collaborative partnerships that engage entire communities to help students succeed both academically and socially.

College of Arts and Sciences Education Program

The College of Arts and Sciences Education Program (CASEP) helps freshmen decide—through targeted coursework, field experiences and thoughtful reflection—if teaching is the right career path for them.

Genocide and Human Rights Research in Africa and the Diaspora (GHRAD) Center

The Genocide and Human Rights Research in Africa and the Diaspora (GHRAD) Center examines the history and manifestations of genocide in Africa and the Black Diaspora to understand the elements that can prevent genocide.

Multilingual Learning Center

The Multilingual Learning Center (MLC) is a community-focused organization that provides high-quality world language learning programming to underserved Chicago children through the Success and Access to Multilingualism Initiative.

Student Center for Science Engagement

The Student Center for Science Engagement (SCSE) is a friendly space where students gather to study and talk about science, receive tutoring and get individualized guidance on preparing for science-oriented careers.

Our Academic Programs and Offices

Agua en Comunidades Experimentales

Agua en Comunidades Experimentales (ACE) is a research community of students and faculty exploring how research on local water issues can be a transformative experience.

Caminos al Éxito

Caminos al Éxito is an outreach and retention program that supports the transition of students from thirteen partnered Chicago Public Schools and Wilbur Wright College. We do this by engaging and supporting students, families, teachers, staff, and administrators on post-secondary options and careers awareness.

Community and Professional Education

The Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) provides non-credit programs and workshops to faculty, staff and all the communities Northeastern serves.

Creating Access to STEM for All

Creating Access to STEM for All (CASA) is a STEM-focused learning community for all students considering STEM fields.

First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience classes are integrated into the core freshman curriculum. In addition to focusing on regular coursework, these classes assist in the transition from high school to college, help improve study habits and identify unique learning styles.

Google Computer Science Summer Institute Extension

Google Computer Science Summer Institute Extension (CSSI-Extension) is a four-week program supported by NEIU faculty, staff and peer mentors. The program’s goal is to increase the number of women, underrepresented ethnic minority students, first-generation, and low-income college students in the field of computer science.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UPH) consists of students and faculty from all degree granting undergraduate programs. Honors courses provide students with opportunities to discuss and analyze subject matter in much more depth and with much greater individualized attention.

Intensive English Program: SAELL

The School for the Advancement of English Language and Learning (SAELL) is designed for non-native speakers of English who have a strong desire to improve their English proficiency.

International Programs

The Office of International Programs serves international students seeking a bachelor's or master’s degree; exchange students from more than 40 partner universities; NEIU students who wish to study abroad; visiting scholars and other international guests; and NEIU faculty who wish to internationalize their research and/or teaching.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) MARC U-STAR Program is for students who are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees in biomedical/behavioral research after graduation from NEIU. The program offers research training throughout the year, summer research opportunities, travel to conferences, as well as a monthly stipend and tuition coverage for 2 years.

McNair Scholars

The goal of the McNair Scholars program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. The program works closely with undergraduate participants, encourages their entrance into graduate programs, and tracks progress to the successful completion of advanced degrees.

MSTQE Program

The Office of Math, Science, and Technology for Quality Education (MSTQE) uniquely incorporates both mathematics and science content in its Math and Science Concepts minor. The program is committed to preparing pre-service teachers to teach math and general science at the Elementary and Middle Levels.

NSF Noyce Scholars Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Scholarship Program is for students who are interested in teaching mathematics and/or science—particularly in high-need high schools.

Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep program prepares undergraduate students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. Students completing the program also receive a certificate directly from the Peace Corps.