Academic Advising

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Academic advising is available for currently registered students. If you are a prospective student please start by contacting Admissions at 217/351-2482.

What is Academic Advising? 

Academic advising and educational planning are provided to support students in the completion of their chosen degree or certificate. Students are also helped to successfully navigate the transfer process.

This may include:

  • Selecting semester courses
  • Planning a program of study
  • Preparing for transfer
  • Setting goals for future learning
  • Finding academic support resources


The following links may be helpful for general information:

For more information on transfer options, 2+2 agreements, General Education Certificate, IAI, Transferology and more, check out Parkland's Transfer website.

How to Meet with an Advisor

Academic advising at Parkland is mainly accomplished through scheduled appointments. To make an advising appointment, click on Appointment Scheduling. You can indicate on the form when you make the appointment if you would like to meet virtually through Microsoft Teams or in-person on campus in U-267. Limited walk-in meetings are available in U267 on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Questions can be sent to your specific academic success advisor or to from your Parkland student email account. The Advising Services team is committed to responding to your questions and will respond to your email during regular business hours. To better serve you, please avoid sending multiple emails.

Students should meet with an academic success advisor who specializes in their academic area. Please go to the Appointment Scheduling page to learn more about the different areas of interest and determine which area best suits your academic goals.