Advising Services

A North Idaho College advisor is actively engaged in providing students with the educational guidance and assistance they need to be successful students. Advising is a continuous process of connecting with students, helping them clarify their academic and career goals, while also introducing and reinforcing their use of various campus resources. By collaborating with staff and faculty across campus, advisors participate in providing positive institutional experiences that aid in student academic and personal success.

An advisor is assigned to a student based on their program of study. An advisor may be professional advisor, a faculty advisor and/or an athletic coach. To find out who your advisor is, log in to MyNIC and click on Self-Service → Student Planning → Plan & Schedule → Advising. You may email your advisor from the Advising page or you may look up them up in the NIC Directory and call them to schedule an appointment. Advisors are assigned approximately four weeks into the semester. If you have questions about your advisor assignment, please contact Advising Services at (208) 769-7821.

Advising at NIC is a team approach between faculty, staff, and students.


  • Are dedicated to the advising process and exhibit a caring attitude toward advisees.
  • Are accessible to students.
  • Help students clarify career/life goals as well as educational goals.
  • Are familiar with institutional regulations, policies and procedures especially as they relate to academic and/or graduation requirements.