Student Advising Center

Starting on August 3, 2020 students can schedule an appointment to visit the Student Advising Center to work with a frontline staff member or to use a computer on campus to meet with an Advisor virtually.

Attend an "Ask an Advisor" Session

JJC Remote Services Encouraged

JJC's campus buildings are open, but remote services are available and encouraged.

If You Need to Visit Campus

  • For the safety of students and staff, in-person visits must be scheduled in advance. Walk-ins are prohibited.
  • Currently enrolled and returning students can schedule an appointment by calling (815) 242-2280 or by emailing
  • New students must first follow the steps listed on our Admitted Students page.
  • Questions about returning to campus? Visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Before Your Appointment

Please Review the FAQ Sheet for Virtual Advising.

Our highly trained professionals will assist you with academic planning, which includes: 

  • Orienting you to the college and helping you navigate the first semester registration process
  • Academic and career coaching to help you make educational choices
  • Plans that show you exactly the courses you need for your chosen academic pathway
  • Assistance with preparing for transferring to another college or university
  • Programs and activities to help you adjust to college and address possible barriers to your success
  • A support plan and consistent outreach to help you stay on track 
  •  Help navigating the self-service resources in MyJJC 

To select classes that support your academic pathway, be sure to schedule an appointment with an advisor dedicated to your success!

The Student Advising Center staff can assist in scheduling advising appointments with Career Pathway coaches, Project Achieve/TRIO, Disability Services and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Student Advising Center on MyJJC

Ask a JJC Student Live Sessions 

Advising Support Areas

  • New Students | New Students with Earned Credit

    The Student Advising Center provides academic advising for new students and students with college credit transferring to JJC from another college/university. Staff are also here to assist with general questions about transferring from JJC to another college/university.

    To learn more about new student steps, visit the Admitted Students page. 

  • Undecided or Exploring Students

    The Career Services Center can provide support in exploring majors and career pathways. Career Pathway Coaches are available to assist in choosing an academic pathway while exploring career options.

  • English Language Learners, Underrepresented and Undocumented Students

    The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides academic advising for English Language Learners, underrepresented and undocumented students. OMSA also provides transfer advising.

  • First Generation or Students with a Verified Disability

    Project Achieve and Disability Services provide academic advising. Visit their web pages to learn more about the department and the additional services they provide.

  • Major Specific Advising


    Faculty Advisors are experts in specific career and major areas and available for most JJC programs. Before scheduling an appointment with a Faculty Advisor, students should be able to clearly answer the following questions. 

    1. Have you committed to a major of study?

    2. Do you know which career path you are pursuing within your major of study?

    3. Are you planning to transfer to another college or university after JJC? 

    4. What school do you plan transferring on to (if applicable)?

    If students can confidently answer these questions then they are ready to transition to major specific advising. Please review the Faculty Advisors list and contact information to schedule an appointment for major specific educational planning and transfer advising. If students still need assistance answering these questions and creating a clear plan please contact the Student Advising Center for an appointment. 

  • Guest Students

    The Student Advising Center assists students enrolled at other colleges or universities wanting to take classes at JJC (usually but not limited to the Summer Semester). Advisors help students identify classes that will transfer back to their primary institutions.