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What you need to know about Academic Advising at EIU

Eastern Illinois University's Academic Advising Center is located in Room 2100 of Ninth Street Hall. Beginning freshmen, undeclared majors and students not accepted to professional programs are assigned a full-time academic advisor from the center. The assigned advisor's purpose is to assist with the development and achievement of students' academic goals.

Although a student is required to meet with his/her advisor each term to plan his/her academic program, it becomes the student's responsibility to identify and complete the requirements for his/her degree program. The university's online catalog is the source of information for academic rules, regulations, procedures and programs. 

What will your advisor expect from you?

  • Thoughtful consideration of your educational and academic goals.
  • Familiarity with your academic program, including applicable requirements and policies.
  • Acceptance of responsibility for your choices and decisions concerning your academic and educational goals.
  • Careful consideration and review of your academic program.
  • Questions when you feel you have insufficient information.
  • Notification when you encounter information concerning academic problems.
  • Careful reading and appropriate responses to communications from the Academic Advising Center.
  • Consideration for the advising center's policies and procedures.
  • Time for my advisor to fulfill advisement responsibilities.
  • Awareness of important deadlines listed in the class schedule.

What can you expect from your advisor? 

  • Concern for you and your welfare as an individual.
  • Accurate information concerning academic programs, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Assistance in the exploration of educational options and the planning of your academic program.
  • Assistance with academic procedures including schedule changes, declaration of a major and application for admission to professional colleges.
  • Prompt notification about reassignment to a faculty advisor within the department of your chosen major.
  • Assistance if you are placed on academic warning or probation.
  • Referrals, when needed, to other support services.
  • Confidentiality concerning all personal and academic matters.

Your Academic Advisors are: 

Greg Aydt Debbie Barker
Kari Dailey Lora Green
Norman Isacson Shelley James
Debbie Hershberger-Kidwell Jennifer Reed
Shawn Schultz Teri Farr, Director

 

Entering Freshmen

Additional information regarding new student programs and PreDebut preparation can be found by clicking here

Transfer Students

Additional information can be found in several places, including:

New Student Programs and EIU Debut Information (including program dates)
General Transfer Information/FAQ's