English Advising Office

Academic advisors Anna Ivy and Kristine McCoskey, as well as career-planning specialist Kirstin Wilcox, are available to meet with undergraduate students Monday through Friday. To find out about English department opportunities and events, please consult our News & Notes page.

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English Building, Room 200
608 S. Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801

Phone: 217-333-4346
Fax: 217-333-4321


Advising Appointments

We offer two types of advising appointments, "Scheduled" and "Walk in." Each type is tailored to fulfill a certain type of advising need; see "Topics" in the table below. For your information:

  • A "Scheduled" appointment is scheduled (in advance) by you— in person or by phone (217-333-4346)
  • All appointments are held in EB 200


Scheduled Appointments

  • Topics

     — Registering for classes; long-term planning; study abroad
  • Length

    — 30 minutes
  • Advisor

    — We will make every effort to honor your preference
  • Offered

    — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Walk In Appointments

  • Topics

    — Quick matters; emergencies
  • Length

    — 15 minutes
  • Advisor

    — First advisor available
  • Offered

    — 11:00 AM to Noon, MWF
    — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, TR
    Not offered in Summer semesters, on any day school is not in session, or during the busy pre-registration period.



Personal academic advising — The English Department staffs two full-time academic advisors — Anna Ivy and Kristine McCoskey — to serve students majoring in English, Teaching of English, or Creative Writing, as well as students minoring in English or Creative Writing.

Prospective student advising — Anna and Kristine welcome the opportunity to talk to prospective students about the strengths of our department and about the varied and interesting careers a degree in English or Creative Writing may lead to. Please feel free to contact us by email if you have questions, or call our office to schedule a personal appointment with one of our academic advisors.

Study-abroad advising — for English majors and for all students taking English courses abroad for credit. Students see Anna and/or Kristine to approve courses before and/or after studying abroad.

Career planning and internship advising — Our Director of Internships, Kirstin Wilcox, is available to meet with students in EB 200. Find out more about professional-development opportunities and career planning for English-department students at Making the Most of Your Major.

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