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University College Academic Advisors advise all students who have less than 24 credit hours earned, with the exception of those students participating in the Honors Program.  You will meet with your academic advisor at least twice during your freshman year. 


The purpose of an advising appointment is to discuss your experiences at Illinois State and your goals, both academic and non-academic.  Advisors may make suggestions and referrals to other offices on campus.  For example, if you are interested in tutoring for one of your classes, your advisor can help you explore available options.  Call (309) 438-7604 to schedule an appointment.

  • Schedule an appointment at least once during the fall semester to discuss course options for the spring semester (preferably September or early October).
  • Schedule an appointment at least once during the spring semester to discuss course options for the summer and fall (preferably February or March).  Students are required to meet with their advisor during the spring semester in order to register for summer and fall courses.
  • Schedule an appointment as needed to discuss your individual academic circumstances.


Advisors are available during designated times for drop-in questions. You can stop by during these times to speak to your advisor without having an appointment scheduled.  Please call (309) 438-7604 to determine your advisor’s drop-in hours. Drop-ins are typically brief discussions lasting no more than 15 minutes.

E-mails/Phone Calls

Advisors frequently use Illinois State University e-mail with students, communicating important updates, deadlines, requirements, requests, and changes. You are responsible for checking your account on a daily basis. For security purposes, faculty and staff only respond to student messages from accounts. You are also responsible for updating your phone number.

Illinois State University

University College
Normal, Il 61790-4060
Phone: (309) 438-3217

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