Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Undergraduate Advising

~Summer 2016 Hours~

During the summer we meet with students by appointment only. Please call 217-333-4346 to make an appointment with Anna or Kristine. Thanks!

Academic advisors Anna Ivy and Kristine McCoskey and career planning specialist Kirstin Wilcox are available to meet with students daily (please see below for details). To find out about English department opportunities and events, please consult our News & Notes page.

Quick tips:

English Advising Office

English Building, Room 200
608 S. Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801 
Phone: 217-333-4346 
Fax: 217-333-4321

Appointments (Fall and Spring Semesters)

~For Summer 2016 Hours, Please See Above~
  • Scheduled appointments (30 mins): Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Walk-in sessions (15 minutes): Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - noon and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call the advising office at 333-4346 or stop by room 200. We do not schedule appointments via email.


The English Department staffs two full-time academic advisors to serve students who major in English, Teaching of English, and Creative Writing, and students who minor in English.

If you are a prospective student, we welcome the opportunity to talk to you about the strengths of our department and about the varied and interesting careers that 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 set up an appointment with an advisor.

We are also Study Abroad advisors for majors and all students taking English courses abroad for credit. Students see us to approve courses before and/or after studying abroad.

The English advising office also provides career planning and internship resources. Our Director of Internships, Kirstin Wilcox, is available to meet with students in EB 200. You can find out more about professional development opportunities and career planning for English department students here.