College-level advising

The LAS Student Academic Affairs Office supports the academic, personal, and professional development of every student. Through academic advising, we promote inclusive dialogue, recognize diverse experiences, encourage students to design their life and career, and to take responsibility for their success. 

LAS college advisors can assist with:

  • Changing majors when you are already enrolled in another LAS major (curriculum changes)
  • Changing majors when you are enrolled in another college at the University of Illinois (intercollegiate transfer: ICT)
  • Dual degrees
  • Transfer student applicants and Parkland Pathway information
  • Re-entry into the College of LAS
  • Questions about academic standing
  • Information regarding college policies and procedures
  • College advising holds
  • Withdrawal, late, or retroactive Drops
  • Final exam conflicts
  • Information regarding campus resources
  • Assistance of any kind
Frequently asked questions
Have a quick question? Check out our advising FAQs to find an answer.
Learn about our mission
The LAS advising team strives to encourage and guide our students along their path.
Contact an advisor
Need to connect with a specific advisor? Find email addresses and phone numbers.

Connect with a college-level advisor

Student Academic Affairs Office provides the online methods of communication indicated below, including chat, online advising appointment calendar, queue and online forms for program change requests. 

Our office in 2002 Lincoln Hall is open for walk-in advising.  Please wear a mask and be prepared to show your Safer Illinois building access status upon check-in. If you prefer to reach out virtually, here are other ways to get in touch with us:

  • Have a quick, general question?  Try our live chat feature by clicking the "chat with us" box in the lower left side of this window.
  • If you would like to speak with a specific college-level advisor, please make an appointment. Select “LAS Student Academic Affairs Advising,” “LAS AAP Advising,” “LAS International Programs,” "LAS Career Development" or “LAS Honors.”  Appointments will be held via phone call or Zoom.
  • If you have time 8:30 am - 4:40 pm Monday through Friday, or 10 am - 4:40 pm on Wednesdays, and would like to speak with a dean or advisor, add your name to our virtual advising queue. You will then receive a Zoom meeting invitation from one of our staff and will have five minutes to accept that invitation. If you select a phone call option, an advisor will call you. 
  • If you have a question that isn't urgent or you don't have the tools or time for a Zoom meeting, you may send a message to las-studentoffice@illinois.edu. It may take up to three business days to respond, given the high volume of virtual communications we are experiencing.  

Campus resources

The Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students is continuing with virtual operations, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. After 5  pm and on weekends, the Emergency Dean is available.