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 Advising Center

Brian Hall
Associate Dean of Student Services

At this time, all City Colleges locations are closed and Advising Center related services are being conducted remotely. However, you can access Virtual Student Services by visiting​​      

Mission Statement

The mission of the Advising Office at Malcolm X College is to assist students in developing an educational plan that is consistent with their personal, academic and career goals. Advising is a collaborative process among students, faculty, and staff that promotes student success and fosters academic progress.                       

Meet With an Advisor Today                                                

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 services he or she can provide.  Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor in two ways:
1) Log into GradesFirst​, a web-based student support tool.

2) Contact the Advising Office to set up an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor. Contact information is in the right column of this page.                                             

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

See your Advisor if you are:

  • Struggling with your current classes; help is available
  • Unsure about your education or career goals and options
  • Unsure if your academic plan (go to>Academics>View My Enrollment History to see your current academic 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 credits earned at a non-CCC college or university toward your graduation requirements
  • Looking for an academic plan to help guide you term-by-term and to help you easily register
  • Wanting to get involved in clubs and activities on campus
  • If you have a question about academics, services available to you, or anything else

We can help. Come see us!

Advisors will help you to clarify your education and career goals, create an academic plan, and explore options for a major or career. They will assist with problem-solving, explain academic and financial aid holds, and help with readmission (Satisfactory Academic Progress or SAP), withdrawals, and other academic questions or transactions.                                             

Services provided by the Advising Office

  • Student Orien​tation - 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
  • Wellness Center referrals
  • Degree audit - review of courses completed toward graduation



Faculty & Staff

Associate Dean of Student Services
Brian Hall (312) 850-7899  
Academic Advisors
​Adriana Gonzales (312) 850-7094​ ​  
Akiza Boddie-Willis​​ (312) 850-7084​  
​Francisco Hernandez (312) 850-7143  
Caress Brown ​ (312) 850-7054  
David Cruz​ (312) 850-7087​​  
​Jose Torrez ​(312) 850-7120 ​  
Briana Hargraves (3​12) 850-7162  
​Parikshit Wadhwa
(312) 850-7144  
Stephanie Ramirez​ (312) 850-7188​  
Gabriel Bradley (312) 850-4603  
Lucia Mascorro​ (312) 850-7082  
Gabriel Razo
(312) 850-7009

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7185
1900 West Jackson
Advising Center, Room 1412
Chicago , IL 60612
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Mon.-Wed.: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: CLOSED