English Advising Office

Academic advisor Anna Ivy and Keshia Atkins and 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. Please note that during breaks when school is not in session and during the priority registration periods in March and October we do scheduled advising appointments only (no walk-ins). 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 Room 200 of the English Building.

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 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 — We 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. LAS 299 Advisor Anna Ivy can 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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