University Resources

Use this page to explore the resources Counseling@Northwestern offers our students.

Perspectives Student Assistance Program

Perspectives Student Assistance Program (SAP) has services and resources designed to help students with the challenges of balancing academic demands and the reality of daily life. SAP assistance is available 24/7 by calling 800-456-6327 for a confidential, no-cost telephone consultation with a master’s/doctorate-level SAP specialist. This student benefit is available to you and your family members to help with a range of issues including, but not limited to, relationships, addictions, financial or legal concerns, elder or child care, and psychological/emotional conditions. Perspectives Student Life Online has a wealth of self-directed information that includes articles, assessments, financial calculators, a savings center, and more. The SAP is a valuable resource for accessible everyday-life support as you pursue academic success.

The Writing Place

You can set up an online appointment with The Writing Place for individual consultations and feedback for a variety of writing. You can set up four hours of appointments per month, but no more than two per week. More information can be found on The Writing Place website.

University Library

As a graduate student, you have access to the university library. John Hernandez is the Web & Mobile Services Librarian who specializes in counseling. You can contact John directly for any research assistance you may need. You can also access the counseling research guide online.


As a student at Northwestern, you will receive a student ID card. Email the following information to student support at

  • Your full name and current mailing address
  • Copy of your photo ID (passport or driver’s license)
  • A personal picture to be printed on the card               

For detailed instructions, visit our website.

If you are local, you also have the option of visiting campus to obtain your Wildcard. For more information, contact your student support adviser.