Contacting Your Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment online or by calling 217-333-7491.

Students are assigned to advisors based on class year:

Express Advising

Express advising is also available on days class is in session. Express advising serves as a 10 minute appointment time for quick advising questions. 

  • 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.