Your success matters to us!
All advising has transitioned to online. Please go to iAdvise or contact your 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.
Schedule an advising appointment
You may make an appointment with your department advisor by signing in at my.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 and are designated for students currently enrolled in those programs. Information on how to drop-in with your advisor may be obtained by logging into iAdvise through your portal and identifying your assigned advisor in “My Success Network” on the days and times listed below.
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, 2-year or 4-year registration planning, etc.) cannot be completed during drop-in advising hours.
Semester Drop-in hours
Undergraduate UIC Rehabilitation Sciences & AHS Undeclared students:
Week 1: Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28
Week 2: Friday, September 4
Week 10: Friday, October 30
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.and 1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Kinesiology students (Nutrition Science students with east campus course loads):
Monday, August 24: 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25: 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26: 9 – 10:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 27: 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday August 28: 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Weeks 2 – 16:
On Tuesdays Only: 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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.