The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising is dedicated to student retention and graduation. At Concordia University Chicago, a student will have access to a professional academic advisor as well as a faculty advisor. Both advisors cultivate a proactive learning partnership with students to help achieve their graduation goal. Advising is provided for all current undergraduate students to educate, assist and empower students in making well informed decisions related to academic goals, program of study, and supplemental learning experiences.
- Interpret and enforce university policies and procedures with integrity
- Help students explore, set and achieve academic, career, and personal goals with creativity
- Share responsibility for developing educational plans that will lead to graduation with competence
- Develop mentoring relationships to foster student growth, independence and accountability with compassion
Academic Advising Events
The events described below are held throughout the academic year to ensure current students will live, learn, grow and succeed at Concordia University Chicago.
Freshmen Forum: This forum is aimed at introducing our freshman students to the collegiate world. Topics will include academic preparedness and planning, the utilization of Concordia’s many academic resources, and tips on navigating through the administrative and business side of being a student. The goal of this program is to prepare our students for a successful and productive future here at Concordia.
Sophomore Session: During this session, students will learn about alternative ways to earn credit and off campus learning opportunities such as our Simultaneous Enrollment and Study Abroad Programs. Students will also receive information on the roles of faculty vs. academic advisors.
Junior Junction: This event will focus on preparation for graduation, and what students can do to stay on track. Academic Advising will introduce the intent to graduate process, review the program sheet, and explain the importance of having an unofficial graduation audit completed.
Senior Fever: At this session, students will learn how to make the transition from being undergraduate students to alumni of Concordia University. Other university offices will also be present to make sure students have everything in place for graduation.
If you are a current undergraduate student and would like to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor, please contact our office at (708) 209-3256. Appointments are required outside of designated "Walk-In" periods. For prospective students seeking academic information, please schedule an appointment with your Admissions Counselor at (877) 282-4422.
Hours & Location
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising is located in the lower level of Addison Hall in room 155. We are open on Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.