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Advising Office

Jacquelyn Werner
Associate Dean, Advising & Transition
 

Mission Statement

As an integral part of the educational experience, the Advising Department at Harold Washington College empowers students to take charge of their academic, career, and personal goals through shared responsibility between the student and advisor. 
 

Why Meet With an Advisor?    

Advisors are professionals who guide students from new student orientation to graduation. We encourage you to get to know your advisor and to take advantage of the wide range of information and services he or she can provide. Advisors will help you  clarify your  goals, create a plan, and explore resources to help you reach your goals. They can also assist with problem-solving, explain policies and procedures, and refer to campus resources.   Student can make an appointment with an    Student can make an appointment with an College Advisor in two ways:     

1) Log into GradesFirst, a web-based student support tool, here.  (Unfamiliar with GradesFirst? Watch this short video on how to use it to make an appointment.)

2) Contact the Advising Department to set-up an appointment to meet with your College Advisor. Contact informatio is available on the right column of this page.     

To get the most out of your advising appointment See helpful advising tips. You should meet with your College Advisor at least once each semester, more often if needed.                                   

                                            
      

Meet Our HWC College Advisors (Click Here)                                              

See your Advisor if you are:

  • Struggling with yourcurrent classes; help is available
  • Unsure about youreducation or career goals and options
  • Usure if your academicplan (go to my.ccc.edu>Academics>View my Enrollment History to see your currentacademic plan) is aligned with your goals
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Confused about your academic progress or degree requirements
  • Trying to use creaditsat a non-CCC college or univeristy toward your graduation requirements
  • Looking for anacademic plan to help guide you term-by-term and to help you easily register
  • If you have a questionabout academics, services available to you , or anything else. 

 

We can help.  Come see us!

Services provided by the HW Advising Department

  •  Student Orientation- important information all students need to know (especially for new students)
  • Academic, career, and transfer advising- guidance each student needs to succeed
  • Creating an academic plan- your personal term-by-term plan to earn your degree or certificate
  • Registration for classes- so you know which classes you need and what sequence to meet your graduation requirements
  • Processing transfer credits- credits earned at a non-CCC institution that can be used toward program completion
  • Explanation and processing of academic and financial aid holds- Satisfactory Academic Progress or SAP
  • Grading policies- information about issues affecting grades
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Workshops- proactive assistance with transfer and pre- registration
  • Online advising- appointments and new student orientations that are available on request 

 

 

Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

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Mission Statement

As an integral part of the educational experience, the Advising Department at Harold Washington College empowers students to take charge of their academic, career, and personal goals through shared responsibility between the student and advisor.   
                                                

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-5879
Fax: 
(312) 553-6084
30 East Lake Street
Room 203
Chicago, IL 60601
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Hours

Mon - Wed, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, CLOSED

Publications


Appeal My Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Hold