María Rebeca Lamadrid-Quevedo, M.A., Interim Director
For more than 50 years, El Centro, Northeastern’s Avondale location, has provided students from diverse communities with the academic support they need to achieve their goals. El Centro’s urban, student-friendly setting offers general education courses in addition to four majors: Special Education, Computer Science, Justice Studies and Social Work. Students from all backgrounds and lived experiences are welcome at El Centro.
El Centro staff assist prospective students and their families to understand the admission and financial aid processes to help them get started on their academic journey at Northeastern. El Centro provides comprehensive academic support and co-curricular programs for first year and transfer students.
The El Centro Scholars Cohort Program is unique in that it provides first-year students with a comprehensive college experience in a cohort setting, ensuring their success. With the support of El Centro’s caring staff, students spend their first year of college at El Centro as they complete their general education courses.
To ensure our students achieve their academic goals, El Centro advisors offer services with a holistic approach to support students in their educational endeavors. Students receive one-on-one assistance from the moment they choose to become a part of El Centro.
For more information contact Northeastern Illinois University El Centro at 3390 North Avondale, Chicago, Illinois 60618. Telephone: 773-442-4080; Fax: 773-442-4085.