Common questions about
Academic Advising at EIU
Where can I find my academic advisor?
You are randomly assigned to your academic advisor during freshman orientation. Your advisor is located in Ninth Street Hall, Room 2100. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone number is 217-581-2313.
When do I need to declare a major?
There is no official deadline, however, some academic majors require a student to begin early on in his/her college career in order to stay on track. This is something the student and advisor can discuss.
How do I get my college-level dual credit course(s) that I took in high school to transfer?
The student will need to contact the records office of the community college or university that partnered with your high school and request to have the official sealed transcript sent to the EIU Office of the Registrar, Old Main, Room 1220, Charleston, IL, 61920.
Can I graduate in four years without summer school?
This is certainly a realistic goal if your choice of major is designed to fit within the general four-year plan and the you stay on track in your studies. This is something you and your advisor can discuss.
How many times can I change my major?
There is no limit, however, the more times you change your academic course of study, the more likely it is you will need longer to complete all the necessary requirements.
What is considered a full-time student?
Enrollment in 12 credit hours is the minimum to be considered a full-time student at EIU. On average, students complete 15 credit hours per semester.
Is tutoring available at EIU?
Yes, most academic departments at EIU offer tutoring. The Student Success Center in Ninth Street Hall is also a tutoring resource.
Can I make changes to my schedule after I meet with my academic advisor?
Yes, you are ultimately responsible for class registration once you have met with your advisor. However, the advisors strongly recommend you contact them with any class changes.
Does the college algebra I took in high school satisfy my general education math requirement?
No, you must take a college level math course that is a general education math course. Placement will be discussed between you and your advisor.
Can I drop a class and still get back my tuition dollars?
Yes, but there are deadlines! Check out the academic calendar for specific dates.
How do I get credit for summer class(es) taken at a community college?
You will need to contact the records office of the community college and request to have the official sealed transcript sent to the EIU Office of the Registrar, Old Main, Room 1220, Charleston, IL, 61920.
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