Given the recent events, students will only be able to schedule phone or Zoom appointments. 
Schedule an advising appointment online or by calling 217-333-7491.

Students are welcome to meet with any advisor they choose, but as a preliminary matter, students are assigned to advisors based on last name:

  • Last Names A-H: Clarissa Leman (
    • See also for questions about academic standing and probation
  • Last Names I-R: Jessica Tran (
    • See also for questions about the honors program
  • Last Names S-Z: Joseph Hinchliffe (
    • See also for questions about Pi Sigma Alpha, study abroad course articulation

Express Advising

Given the recent events, we are postponing all Express Advising hours.

Express advising serves as a 10 minute appointment time for quick advising questions (i.e. PS minor declaration, form signatures). Express advising is available on days class is in session. Check-in for Express advising in David Kinley Hall room 420.

  • Joseph Hinchliffe: Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Clarissa Leman: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Jessica Tran: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

If you think your questions may warrant a longer conversation, please schedule a formal appointment.

Meeting With Your Advisor

Visit with your advisor regularly. When you and your advisor know and understand each other, advising works better. Meet with your advisor:

  • to plan course registration for an upcoming semester; 
  • to understand academic requirements related to degree completion, transfer of credit, academic standing, entry or departure from the university;
  • to develop long-term academic plans, or fit existing academic plans with career or post-graduate educational or other post-collegiate plans;
  • to learn about opportunities for study abroad, internships, or academic honors; and
  • to get help or a referral to other campus units for help with problems.