Advising and Degree Planning

If you have questions about Academic Policies, see the Student Code, especially Article 3. The Student Code is the authoritative source for rules that apply to undergraduate students on the Urbana-Champaign campus. All students should be familiar with the Student Code.


Each department features one or more Academic Advisors who can answer your questions about degree requirements and course selection.

Your advisor guides you through your major by helping you explore potential careers, choose classes based on your goals, explore minors that work for you and your schedule, and help you plan for graduate school or other next steps. Some forms require a signature from your advisor or a departmental advising coordinator. 

If you have questions or concerns about advising, visit the ACES Academic Programs office in 128 Mumford Hall or by emailing or calling 217-333-3380.

Tracking your progress

You should review your Degree Audit each semester. The audit shows which courses you must take to complete your degree program, and it shows how the credits you have earned count toward your degree program. If you took courses at another institution, they will be in your audit. If they aren't, you need to send an official transcript to have the credits transferred.

Resources for international students

International students can find many resources about advising and immigration services on the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) website. The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations provides services and programs to ensure all students feel welcome and supported.