Undergraduate Academic Advising
Your academic advisor provides resources, guidance, and support along your academic journey. Our professionals will help you explore, define, and develop an educational plan so you can achieve your goals.Learn More About the Advising Process
Please note: If you get to a screen saying that no appointments are available, go back and try again!
In your My.IllinoisState, go to the Advisor box and click on the link to make an appointment with your advisor. Be sure to switch to "day view". In the case that your advisor does not have any appointments available, please email your advisor to set up an appointment.
Drop-ins are for questions about/issues with your current schedule, swapping or dropping classes, personal issues, military obligations, or if you have follow-up questions after you attended an Academic Advising Session, etc. Drop-ins are not for future course planning.
Please follow these instructions:
If you are coming for in-person drop-in advising, you can also check in with Jenny in SCH 441C.
If you sign in more than 5 minutes early or during a time when there are no drop-ins, your sign in will be canceled. You'll have to sign in again during the posted times.
Academic Advising Sessions
All CJS Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must attend an Academic Advising Session each semester. The session you register for depends on the number of credit hours you have completed - so you'll go by the number of hours you completed at the end of last semester, not including classes for the current semester.
Students will be notified via their ISU email when registration for Advising Sessions opens up.
Find Information in My.IllinoisState.edu
Many of your questions about your academic journey can be found by logging into your My.IllinoisState.edu account and viewing the Student Center. Information located here includes:
- Scheduling classes
- Required hours for graduation
- General education requirements
- Criminal Justice Sciences elective requirements
- Class registration, including when to register and reasons you might not be able to register
Get degree and program requirements from the official catalog.
Request permission to enroll in a class. Course override requests can be found in the Academics section of your My.IllinoisState.edu account.
Visit the Registrar's website to find information about transfer credit.