LAS undergraduates' advising home is based in the LAS Advising Center and extends through a network of College advisors specializing in academic programs (majors, curriculum, minors), pre-health, pre-law, and career development. As a primary source of college information, academic advisors of LAS Student Academic Affairs assist students as they pursue their academic and professional goals, while also addressing the students’ emotional, cultural, and developmental needs.
- As a result of COVID-19 social distancing procedures, face-to-face advising has been canceled.
- Online advising is now available.
- In order to increase precautionary health measures and to free time for our instructors and advisors, to migrate their courses and advising to online platforms, we will start the spring break this coming Monday, March 16, and extend it to a total period of two weeks.
- As a result of this change, the late course drop deadline for undergraduate students has been moved from March 20 to April 3.
- To late drop, a course, log in to student.las.uic.edu and see the link in the announcement.
- Classes will resume on Monday, March 30, and will be held exclusively online for the remainder of the semester.
- It has been confirmed that campus is keeping the original semester schedule: the last day of class is 1 May and finals week will begin on 4 May as scheduled in the current academic calendar. As with courses, final exams and other final assessments will also be offered exclusively remotely.
Your Assigned Advisor
All undergraduates have an assigned academic advisor in the LAS Advising Center and will be a part of that advisor’s student cohort for the duration of their academic career at UIC – from Orientation to Graduation. Serving as student advocates, advisors are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist undergraduate student advisees with university and college degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures. In addition to your assigned advisor, each LAS student will work with departmental advisors to explore major and minor programs of study. Incoming students must first attend New Student Orientation.
LAS Academic Advising Center
Major & Minor Advising
Whether led by departmental faculty or academic professionals, major and minor advising assists continuing students in understanding program requirements and serve as a resource in connecting students with opportunities found in the academic department of study. Departmental advisors are connected to the academic program through a faculty director of undergraduate studies. Departmental advisors work in collaboration with your assigned advisor.
Pre-Health Advising offers specialized advising for students interested in pursuing future professional studies in a variety of health careers. Pre-health advisors work in collaboration with students’ academic and major advisors to support academic and pre-professional goals. Students are encouraged to utilize the array of services and resources Pre-Health Advising offers.
Pre-law advising and programming at UIC are offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Center and serve as an additional resource beyond your assigned and major advisor. Students and alums from all colleges, with any level of interest in law school, are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available through the Pre-Law Advising Office.
A liberal arts and sciences education provides endless possibilities to explore and apply your career interests while also preparing you with key competencies strengthened throughout the entirety of your degree. We offer many forms of support including self-guided assessments, educational webinars, major and career exploration workshops, and internship advising.