Accessing First and Second Year Advising Services

Please note:  during the first week of the semester, academic advisors are only available via Express Advising, which enables us to assist with as many students as possible during this period of high demand.

Current students: All students may schedule appointments with their assigned academic advisor using Navigate, which is accessible at (Navigate tutorial) or using the Navigate Student App (Navigate app tutorial), which can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play.   

For all other inquiries, please email Most replies will be sent within one business day. Voice messages left with our main office line (773.508.7714) will also be checked daily and receive prompt replies. 

Welcome to First and Second Year Advising

The Office of First and Second Year Advising is here to help you with all your academic advising needs. 

How can we help you today?

If none of those resources have answered your question, please schedule an appointment, or join drop in advising. 

Schedule an Appointment if you...

  • Need to review your academic plan
  • Want to talk about studying abroad
  • Need major/minor discernment assistance
  • Need to talk about academic difficulties
  • Need to talk about academic probation, SAP appeals, and other academic policies. 

Join Express/Drop-In Advising if you...

  • Need assistance to enroll in, drop or repeat a course
  • Changing a major/minor
  • Need to complete an exit interview
  • Have a LOCUS question
  • Need permission to retake a course
  • Have a quick question

Email your academic advisor if you...

  • Need to schedule or reschedule an appointment
  • Are running late to an appointment