Student Resources

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

Peer Coaching

Peer Advising Coaches, or “PACS,” are trained upperclassmen in the College of Science who provide one-on-one support and encouragement through weekly contact with assigned students who may be on academic probation or struggling academically. PACS help these students establish effective strategies for academic success, direct them to a variety of support services and resources on campus, and help them feel connected to the college and university.

Who are Peer Advising Coaches?

All PACS are volunteers who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They serve as role models and leaders in the college. Coaches maintain personal contact in weekly meetings, phone or email communication, help build confidence and, lead to greater academic success for the advisee.

Coaching Objectives

As a successful and experienced student, a coach can help an advisee establish effective academic habits, define problem issues, brainstorm solutions, suggest resources to use, and help develop workable plans. These can be both short-term and long-term – daily, weekly, monthly, or for the semester. This plan will be continually reviewed and revised as the advisee continues to progress and improve.

Activities/Academic Support can include:

    • Assistance with Time Management/Organizational Skills
    • Help establishing and maintaining daily schedule
    • Create weekly and monthly calendars, weekly action/study plan
    • Help in setting goals, prioritizing, identifying deadlines
    • Balancing academic, work and social commitments
    • Assistance with Learning/Study Strategies
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses, strengthen study skills
    • Break down large assignments into manageable steps
    • Note taking, exam prep, effective textbook reading/notes, structuring writing assignments
    • Reviewing course syllabi and professor expectations
    • Navigating relationships with professors and other students
    • Preparing for oral presentations

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.

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.

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!

Library Services

Snell Library has Web and other network-based resources, including the Northeastern University Libraries Information System (NULIS), which provides access to the library’s online catalog and other databases and services.

Snell Library:

    • Houses close to one million volumes, 2.3 million microforms, and current subscriptions to more than 8,200 serials and newspapers.
    • Includes 23,000 audio, video, and software titles.
    • Contains extensive reference collections.
    • Includes collections of technical reports, music scores, and maps.
    • Provides access to CD-ROMs and electronic resources on the Web.
    • Houses the CyberCafe, a coffee bar with Internet access.


General access computer labs provide free access to hundreds of PCs, Macs, and laptops in Snell Library and the Curry Student Center. Residence Hall Network (ResNet) provides high-speed network access to all students living in Northeastern-owned residence halls.

Northeastern Bookstore

Northeastern University Bookstore on Facebook

This is your source for textbooks and school supplies.

Writing Center

Writing Center tutors are experienced graduate students and writing teachers who will work with students on any aspect of the writing process, including conceptualizing, planning, researching, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing.

Academic Resources Page

myNEU Academic Guide

This one-stop shopping guide provides all the necessary resources for academic assistance including advising, tutoring, special resources, and more.