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Academic Advising Services


Grayslake, Room A124
Phone: (847) 543-2060

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday hours will vary.

*Spring Break Hours:
  • Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Summer Hours:
College offices are closed on Fridays and weekends June 9 through Aug. 4, 2017.

What Is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a systematic and multidimensional process designed to help you reach your academic and career goals. In this process, your advisor will work with you to make sure you are enrolled in a program that matches your goals and that you select the right courses to meet your program’s requirements.

Who Provides Academic Advising?

At CLC, you will see an academic advisor, counselor or faculty member for academic advising, depending on your program of study and the credit hours you have completed. Generally, entering students and those who have completed fewer than 26 credit hours see an academic advisor in the Advising Center. Students in a transfer program or those that are undecided about a major who have completed 26 or more hours see a counselor in the Counseling Center. Students who want to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree or career certificate generally receive advisement from a faculty member in their program of study.  For details, see Academic Advisement: Whom to See.

When Is Academic Advising Required?

You are required to receive academic advisement at certain points in your career as a CLC student:

  • If you are a recent high school graduate, you are required to meet with an academic advisor during a New Student Orientation Advisement Session [links to New Student Orientation].
  • If you are a degree- or certificate-seeking student, you are required to see an advisor before registering for your 19th or 41st credit hour. Advisement at these points is intended as a check to make sure you are on the right path to achieving your goals.
  • If you are a continuing student who needs to establish language proficiency or basic algebra readiness.

When is Academic Advising Recommended?

It is a good idea to see an advisor before registering for a new semester. Seeing an advisor will keep you from choosing the wrong classes or program for your goals.

Advising is also recommended for students interested in using credit for prior learning to demonstrate proficiencies for certain courses through national exams, challenge exams or credential review.