Academic Advising

Academic Advising

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All Academic Advising appointments are now virtual! Academic Advisors are available to meet with you by phone or on Google Hangouts Meet to discuss your course and registration questions. Learn how to use Google Hangouts Meet by viewing this PDF here. We encourage you to schedule virtual advising appointments by calling us at 312-629-6800. You can also reach out with quick questions via email at 

Academic Advising provides you ongoing partnership, support, and advocacy as you navigate SAIC’s interdisciplinary curriculum and map out your unique degree plan. Your academic advisor will be your point person to help you manage course concerns and personal issues and connect you to resources to support your academic success.  

Academic Advisors can assist you in a variety of areas, including:

  • Check your credit progress
  • Select courses, plan your schedule, and register for courses
  • Add or drop a course
  • Withdraw from a course
  • Work through issues listed on course progress reports
  • Resolve course concerns and mediate conflicts
  • Switch degree programs
  • Substitute or waive course credit
  • Take classes off campus through the permissions process
  • Take a leave of absence
  • Return from a leave of absence 
  • Navigate SAIC policy and procedures
  • Appeal academic and refund policies
  • Review campus resources
  • Obtain food assistance

Academic Advising Brochure