How To: Express Advising in the College of Education

A Glossary

Express Advising: a non-scheduled appointment with an academic advisor. Express advising is available in the first two weeks of the semester. During this time, students can drop in and be seen on a first come, first served basis for a 10-15 minute appointment.

Academic Advisor: A counselor who works with college students. They are responsible for helping students choose a major and ensuring that they meet all the requirements to graduate.

Advising Appointment: A scheduled time to meet with an academic advisor. Appointments are required at least once per semester.

How does Express Advising work?

In this post, I will be touching on express advising for the College of Education here at Illinois. Express advising is a great opportunity for you to create a positive first bond with your advisor! Believe me when I say that the student-advisor relationship is one of the most important relationships to maintain throughout your college career.

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Express advising should be used for introductions and quick questions. If additional assistance is required, an appointment should be booked.

To secure an express advising appointment, all you have to do is arrive at the Student Academic Affairs Office in the College of Education during express advising hours. You will fill out a Google form with your UIN, name, email, and major, and wait for your name to be called. Once you are called, you will have a short period of time to meet individually with your assigned advisor. It’s as easy as that!

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If you have additional questions on meeting with your advisor, please contact your advisor directly to schedule an appointment. They will be happy to answer any questions or address and concerns you may have!



Class of 2020
I am studying Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Sciences and Literacy in the College of Education. Although I now reside in Champaign, I am originally from Vernon Hills, a Northwest suburb of Chicago.

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