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Academic Support

There are many people and programs at Illinois State University dedicated to helping your student succeed!

University College

For a student, University College is a great asset. Available to assist academically in a variety of ways during the first year and beyond, University College can help:

  • Choose a major
  • Explain academic policies and requirements
  • Develop good study skills
  • Learn time-management skills
  • Explore various university academic opportunities
  • Make a smooth transition to college

Academic Advisement

An academic advisor will be your student's guide to selecting courses, making sure he or she is on track in a selected major, and more.

Students who have earned 24 or fewer semester hours and all General, Pre-Nursing, and unclassified students are advised in the University College Academic Advisement Center. Once the student has declared a major and has earned 24 or more semester hours, he or she is advised in that major department or school.

New transfer students meet with an advisor while participating in Transfer Day Program.

Julia N. Visor Academic Center

The Julia N. Visor Academic Center is a division of University College that provides assistance to students in their pursuit of academic excellence at Illinois State University. These services include:

  • group tutoring in general education courses
  • one-on-one writing assistance
  • workshops designed to enhance student study techniques and academic skills
  • a computer lab that provides a quiet and supportive environment for study
  • Adult Leaner Services, which provides referral and support programming for non-traditional students

Disability Concerns

Illinois State University recognizes the impact some disabilities may have on academic performance and aims to provide appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate fully in the classroom and campus community.

Contacting the Office of Disability Concerns is the first step to getting assistance with or accommodations for a disability. It's best to request accommodations before the semester begins.

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