Erikson is committed to your success, not just in the classroom but also in your early childhood practice. That’s why we provide personalized services and resources to support your study.

Academic advising

Academic advising at Erikson is close, personal, and ongoing. Before registering for courses, you’ll meet with your faculty adviser to review your planned program of study. You will continue to work closely with your adviser throughout your course of study to make sure your studies are on track and aimed to meet your professional needs and goals.

When you enter your internship, you will have the comprehensive support of an internship adviser, a supervisor at the internship site, and the required integrated seminar to help you get the most out of your practical experience.

Academic Success Center and Pick Writing Program

Erikson offers an important academic resource for students seeking to strengthen their writing skills.
More on the Academic Success Center
More on the Kathy and Grant Pick Writing Program

Multicultural student affairs

The office of Multicultural Student Affairs supports the academic success of students of color, LGBTQ, international, and male students at Erikson Institute. Its programs, services, and networking events focus on enriching students’ experiences and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue on campus.

Multicultural Student Affairs works closely with faculty, staff, and alumni to continually support African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Native American, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, international and male students. Throughout the school year, there are a variety of events focused on multicultural student affairs and social justice.

More on diversity at Erikson

Services for students with disabilities

Erikson is committed to extending its educational opportunities to all students and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws regarding accommodation of students with documented disabilities.

Prospective or enrolled students who might need accommodations, or who have questions about our services, should contact Colette Davison, dean of students and coordinator of disability services, at [email protected] as soon as possible to request accommodations.

Edward Neisser Library

Erikson students and alumni have access to a wide range of information services and resources through the Edward Neisser Library. Our library’s knowledgeable staff and specialized collection provide valuable support to the intensive study and rigorous research that are Erikson’s hallmark. Visit the Edward Neisser Library

Computers & technology

Erikson students enjoy state-of-the-art learning technology. Our campus features wireless network access, built-in audiovisual projection in every classroom, and the latest technology in the library and computer labs. More on computers and technology

Housing & transportation

Though Erikson does not provide housing for its students, we do provide many resources to help with the housing search. Erikson also provides discounted public transportation through the CTA U-PASS program to eligible students. More on housing and transportation

Registration & student records

The Registration and Student Records Office maintains all student academic records and is the place to turn with address or name changes and questions about course registration, policies related to transfer of credit, obtaining official transcripts, and more. The registrar is also responsible for Erikson’s academic calendar and for setting, communicating, and enforcing all academic policies. More on registration and student records

Student accounts

The Student Accounts Office applies financial aid loan disbursements and Erikson grants directly to your account, as well as issuing statements with your account balance. Payments are made by mail. Tuition is due on the first day of classes for the term. However, students may also choose to enroll in a payment plan and make monthly payments. For more detailed information on tuition, fees, and payment procedures, consult Erikson’s most recent Student Handbook [PDF] or visit our campus portal at (login required).

Health insurance

In accordance with Section 1501 of the Affordable Care Act, all Erikson students are expected to have health insurance coverage and be in compliance of all applicable federal laws. Students who are not covered by private insurance can find healthcare options via GetCoveredIllinois. More information on student health insurance