Let’s tackle this college process together
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By the Families of NIU

We’ve got this.

Well, at least on our confident days we do. For the most part.

You see, we’ve been there. We know what it’s like to worry about our children getting into college, about paying for it, about what they’ll study, who they’ll meet, their grades, their activities, their futures … deep breath.

OK, so we can’t say we’ve mastered the college process, especially considering the uniqueness of everyone’s experiences. But we’re here to help. If only to let you know you’re not alone. And to let you know you’ve got this, too.

We’re the Families of NIU, and we’re going to tell you all about our experiences. The ups. The downs. Even the stuff we’re still trying to figure out along the way. Because we know firsthand how daunting it can all feel.

As employees of NIU, we’re going to do our best to offer advice, tips and information about the wealth of resources available here at NIU to help guide you through all things related to the student experience.

When we say all things, we mean all things related to the college pursuit, whether that pursuit lands at NIU or elsewhere.

We’d love for you to follow along, and we’d also love your input. By all means, suggest topics, ask us questions and leave us comments along the way.

We’re in this together.