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Advising Office

Devon Powell

Associate Dean, Student Services
 

Why Meet With an Advisor?    

Our academic advisors are highly trained professionals who can guide you from your first day as a student 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 to clarify your education and career goals, create an education plan, and explore resources to help you reach your goals. They can also assist with problem-solving, explain academic and financial aid holds and other academic policies and requirements.      

Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor before registration starts by logging into GradesFirst, a web-based student support tool, here. (Unfamiliar with GradesFirst? Watch this short video​ on how to make an appointment.) See our helpful advising tips on how to get the most out of your advising appointment.   

          
        


 

Services provided by the Advising Office

  • 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
  • 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
  • Wellness Center referrals
  • Degree audit - review of courses completed toward graduation
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Related Services

Mission Statement

In keeping with the institution’s mission and recognizing that advising is an integral part of the educational process, Harold Washington College Advising Office empowers students to take charge of their educational and career goals through a system of shared responsibility between student and advisor.      

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-5879
Fax: 
(312) 553-6084
30 E. Lake St.
Room 101
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

PEAK HOURS FOR FALL REGISTRATION - August 11 to August 27
Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 & 23: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Publications

​Other Resources

Admissions          

Transfer Resources          

           

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)          

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Holds & Alerts          

Appeal My Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Hold          

How to Avoid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Holds & Alerts          

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Skills Students