Access Northwestern

The following items are critical for admitted student to gain access to important university services. Read more about each item, and learn how to get help if you have any issues accessing the resources at Northwestern University.

  • Net ID (your exclusive access pass)
  • Wildcard (student identification card)
  • ListServ (list subscription to follow SCS)


Every SCS course has a secure course website accessible only to instructors and their students through Northwestern's Course Management System, also known as Blackboard. The course website allows instructors to make their course materials — including documents, presentations, sound and video clips — available to their students on the web, as well to communicate directly with students by email.

Student Services

While enrolled as an SCS student, we encourage you to take advantage of the various student services available to you, including advising and success workshops. The Student Services team is available to help you with the following resources:

Student Life:

Career Services

SCS Career Services is a resource to all Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies students and alumni. We offer career advising, quarterly workshops, and special events. Make the most of your time as an SCS student. Schedule an appointment with a career adviser today.

Other Career Services

Faculty Services

For all information pertaining to faculty, visit this section. The SCS Faculty Handbook is the optimal resource for answering questions related to policy and proceedure. It is recommended that you print a copy of the handbook for your reference.

Faculty Service Highlights:

Registration Questions

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies Office of the Registrar can help with issues associated with register for classes and ordering official academic documents. View the following links for help with your particular question.

Common Registration Requests

Maps & Facilities

Get oriented to the SCS campuses and find the locations for important buildings by reviewing the following resources:

Campus Maps:


Visit the glossary page for an explanation of terms used in SCS program descriptions, instructions and policies.