Student Resources

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NWSC is set up for you to get the most out of college. Take advantage of our facilities, computer labs, lounge, and resource room

Make Your Life Easier – Find the Resources You Need

Whether it’s learning out about housing options, finding a quiet place to study, or going to brush up on your writing skills, we have you covered. Read about the student resources at Northwest Suburban College (NWSC) below.

Easily Accessible Location

Our suburban Chicago campus is home to a diverse, motivated, multicultural community. The campus is located at 5999 S. New Wilke Road, where ample parking is available. Located in the heart of Rolling Meadows, IL, Northwest Suburban College (NWSC) lies in proximity to Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Mount Prospect. With easy access to commuters from I-90, I-290, Route 53, and CTA and Pace bus services, NWSC also draws students from the city of Chicago.

Enjoy Modern Facilities and the Latest Equipment

NWSC operates out of two buildings comprising 23,000 square feet. Our facility includes 8 classrooms, 5 laboratories, 1 library, 15 administrative offices, and 10 other rooms. The total seating capacity for all of the classrooms is 250, including 25 seats for the laboratories, 15 in a typical classroom, 16 for the library and resource rooms, 20 for the administrative rooms, and 30 in other areas.

The classrooms are conducive to student learning and well equipped to facilitate teaching. The laboratories house medical supplies, microscopes, centrifuges, autoclaves, and other necessary supplies for clinical practice. The cozy library has a growing collection of books, journals, magazines, videos, compact disks, and newspapers. The student computer lab is equipped with internet access, program-specific software, and printers.

School hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Varies

Contact the NWSC Operator at times when NWSC is locked and alarmed (outside of building hours). Please contact the NWSC Campus Monitor at for after-hours access.

Nearby Housing Reduces Your Commute

Northwest Suburban College does not offer residential facilities. It is the student’s responsibility to find
appropriate housing accommodations.

However, as a service to students, the Student Service Division may provide a list of available rental facilities near the campus, and NWSC has made arrangements with private apartment owners located only a few feet from the campus. Prices for many of the facilities include utilities, such as heat, water, cooking gas, and trash. Features at some locations may include controlled access intercom entry, a pool, spacious closets, garages, and barbecue areas with gazebos.

Students are highly encouraged to share apartments in order to reduce costs and build a sense of community, and the Student Service Division can help put you in touch with other students seeking affordable housing.

Computer Labs Give You a Convenient Place to Work on Projects

NWSC’s computer labs provide internet access and printing capabilities. The computer labs are available in Building 5 and are open during building hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Socialize in the Student Lounge

The NWSC Student Lounge is where students gather, hang out, and have discussions. The lounge has a comfortable seating arrangement with tables and a full kitchen including a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and extensive cabinet storage units. The Student Lounge is a fun location for students to gather before, between, and after classes.

We Accommodate Differently Abled Students

For students with documented physical and intellectual challenges, College personnel, including instructors and advisors, provide a variety of resources. Students who anticipate needing accommodations in any course are asked to make arrangements with the instructor during the first week of the course. Both instructors and student advisors are available to refer differently abled students to various resources and strategies, including active reading and note-taking strategies, study skills and learning strategies, test preparation and test-taking strategies, computer resources (e.g., Microsoft OneNote), and goal setting.

Improve Your Writing in the Resource Room

The Resource Room provides a learning environment designed to improve academic writing skills. Make use of available technology, print resources, and consult with writing tutors to revise and edit drafts and reference scholarly work. Students must schedule an appointment for tutoring sessions.

The Resource Room is open to students during building hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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For immediate questions, call 847-290-6425