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NIU is listed as “friendly” by Inside College. The school’s primary support program is called CHANCES. The program does include students with disabilities; the website also states that there are a number of “target” high schools from which students are admitted (it’s unclear if others are also admitted). From the website:

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.

If you have additional information about services provided to students with ASD at this school, click here. If you want to share your experience with those services, do that by leaving a comment below.

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