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EIU Academic Advising

What you need to know about Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Eastern Illinois University is part of the Academic Success Center and is located in Room 1110 of McAfee Gym. Beginning freshmen, undeclared majors and students not yet accepted to professional programs are assigned a full-time academic advisor from the center. The assigned advisor's purpose is to assist students with the development and achievement of their academic goals.

Although a student is required to meet with his/her advisor each term to plan his/her academic program, it becomes the student's responsibility to identify and complete the requirements for his/her degree program. The university's online catalog is the source of information for academic rules, regulations, procedures and programs.

What will your advisor expect from you?

  • Thoughtful consideration of your educational and academic goals.
  • Familiarity with your academic program, including applicable requirements and policies.
  • Acceptance of responsibility for your choices and decisions concerning your academic and educational goals.
  • Careful consideration and review of your academic program.
  • Questions when you feel you have insufficient information.
  • Notification when you encounter information concerning academic problems.
  • Careful reading and appropriate responses to communications from your academic advisor.
  • Consideration for academic advising policies and procedures.
  • Time for my advisor to fulfill advisement responsibilities.
  • Awareness of important deadlines listed in the class schedule.

What can you expect from your advisor?

  • Concern for you and your welfare as an individual.
  • Accurate information concerning academic programs, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Assistance in the exploration of educational options and the planning of your academic program.
  • Assistance with academic procedures including schedule changes, declaration of a major and application for admission to professional colleges.
  • Prompt notification about reassignment to a faculty advisor within the department of your chosen major.
  • Assistance if you are placed on academic warning or probation.
  • Referrals, when needed, to other support services.
  • Confidentiality concerning all personal and academic matters.

Academic Success Center Advisors:

Danny Gourley Fischer, Director (

Gregory Aydt (

Juanita Cross (

Kari Dailey (

Don Dawson (

Jennifer Reed (

Tania Ward (

Ly’Jerrick Ward (


Entering Freshmen

Additional information regarding New Student & Family Programs and preparation for Orientation, Advisement, and Registration can be found by clicking here.

Transfer Students

Additional information can be found in several places, including:

New Student & Family Programs and Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Information (including program dates)
General Transfer Information/FAQ's

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Contact Information

Academic Advising

McAfee Gym - Room 1110
(217) 581-2313

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