Advising

Your success matters to us!

All advising has transitioned to online. Please go to iAdvise or contact our faculty advisor to schedule your virtual appointment. As a student in the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), you are assigned an academic advisor.  Your advisor wants to see you and help you with balancing your academic, professional, and personal needs. You can easily schedule an appointment or email them with any of your questions. Additionally, we try to provide as much advising support online as possible to work around your busy schedule.  If you have questions about where to go for advising support, please contact Student Affairs for help.

Learn how to use uAchieve Deree Audit, a tool to track progress towards degree completion.

Schedule an advising appointment

You may make an appointment with your department advisor by signing in at go.uic.edu, under the “Advising” tab. Students with faculty advisors may reach out to their faculty advisor via email or the preferred scheduling method outlined in the advisors listing below.

Drop-in advising is available for our larger programs. General questions suitable for drop-in advising may include:

  • Individual course drop questions
  • Term withdrawal concerns
  • Pre-health educational goal discussions
  • Career and major exploration
  • Study abroad interest
  • GI bill, good student insurance and other quick forms that may need completion

Required advising appointments (probation, mid-semester check-in, etc.) cannot be completed during drop-in advising hours.

Semester Drop-in hours 
Undergraduate UIC Rehabilitation Sciences & AHS Undeclared students:
Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

Kinesiology students (nutrition science students with east campus course loads):
Tuesdays 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP)
901 W. Roosevelt Rd.
356 Physical Education Building

AHS undeclared

AHS undeclared students should be working right from the start with their academic advisor to identify degree programs, fulfill prerequisites and establish timelines. You may schedule appointments as often as you like via the iAdvise system.

The goal is to have you actively explore and declare a major within the first year of enrollment in AHS.

If you feel a little lost, don’t worry, at the start of the fall and spring semesters, you will receive an email with a number of resources and events taking place for you to explore majors.

Declaring a major
Applying to an AHS major does not guarantee entry. Work with your academic advisor to develop an alternate academic plan if you’re not admitted to your first-choice degree program.

  • Transfer students admitted to AHS as undeclared students: You must declare a major no later than week 12 of the second enrolled semester.
  • First-year students admitted to AHS as undeclared students: You must declare a major no later week 12 of the fourth semester enrolled or upon completion of 60 hours, whichever comes first.

Intercollege transfer

As a UIC student, you may find yourself interested in changing your major. Each of our majors have slightly different timelines and requirements for transferring. Learn more about each of our majors and how to apply by attending an information session or reading more below.

Minors

Are you interested in any of our minors? Find out more about the minor that most grabs your interest. Once your minor is complete, fill out the certification of minor form.