Meeting with an Academic Success Advisor
Academic advising is most effective when students and advisors have time to set goals and work together to plan for success. Therefore, we encourage students to plan ahead and schedule advising appointments. Please see the below menu to make your appointment.
Walk-In Wednesday: Can't wait for an appointment? Advisors are available for walk-in meetings on Wednesdays. Walk-ins are first-come, first-served, and may be subject to wait times. If you are not able to come in-person, please call Advising Services at 217/351-2219 to inquire about a virtual option.
New Parkland Students
If you are a new degree-seeking student at Parkland, you must complete the admissions process before scheduling your first advising appointment. Review the New Student Checklist to make sure you are ready. Two steps on the Checklist that MUST be completed prior to your advising appointment are placement tests and orientation.
Placements (or transfer credits) determine the level of classes you are eligible to take for reading, English, and math. Before making an academic advising appointment, please confirm with the Assessment Center that your placements are in place for reading, writing, and math. You can reach the Assessment Center at 217/351-2432 or email@example.com.
Parkland’s new student orientation is convenient and quick. It can be completed online in about 45 minutes. At the end of orientation you will be directed to links to schedule your new student advising appointment.
If your placements are complete, please see the information below to assist you in making an advising appointment. You must have placements in place before you can complete advising and registration. Your advising appointment may be canceled if placements are not complete.
Current Parkland Students
If you are an active Parkland student enrolled for the current semester, you have a designated academic success advisor assigned to you! Make sure to stay in regular contact with your advisor, and meet with them as needed to plan for registration, graduation, and more. To look up your designated advisor follow these steps:
- Log into Self Service and select Student Planning
- Click on Tile #1: "Go to My Progress"
- Your major, program code, and advisor will be listed
Need help? Contact our office for assistance.
What to know before you schedule
Students should meet with an academic success advisor who specializes in their academic area or special population (ex: Parkland Student Athletes or students admitted to the Parkland Pathway program). You will be asked to identify your academic Area of Interest when you schedule your appointment. To determine which area your program of study falls in, and to help you prepare for your advising meeting, please review the following information.