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 Advising Office

Jacquelyn Werner
Associate Dean, Advising & Transition


The Advising office will be closed this Friday, October 23rd for a District Wide Professional Development.



We are still here to assist you!

You can schedule a virtual appointment with your College Advisor through GradesFirst, or you can drop-in with any Advisor by clicking HERE or by using the following address: We are open for drop-in services Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am -6:00 pm, and Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

If you're not sure who to contact, email

Also, check out this Harold Washington College Student Resource Guide​!


Harold Washington College Advising 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.         

Meet With Your Advisor    

Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor in two ways: 

To make an appointment, log into Navigate​, our web-based student support tool. You can get there through, or download the app.  Click the "Schedule An Appointment" button and follow the prompts to pick a time that works for you. If you would like step-by-step guidance to making an appointment, you can watch this short video.


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.                                                                

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 is aligned with your academic goals (go to>My Academic Plan> Academic Planning> My Planner to see your current academic plan) 
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Confused about your academic progress or degree requirements
  • Trying to use credits 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
  • If you have a question about 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 or your personal term-by-term plan that indicates which courses are needed to earn your degree or certificate
  • Registration for classes- so that now 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- virtual appointments and new student orientations that are available by request 
  • Wellness Center referrals
  • Degree audit- review of courses completed toward graduation


   ​​​​Get to know your Advisor by clicking on their name below.​​​​  ​ ​ ​​​​   




Faculty & Staff

Associate Dean of Student Services                 
Phone Number                 
Jacquelyn Werner                 
(312) 553-5854                 
College Advisors                 
Phone Number                 
Corona Agila          
(312) 553-6067                 
Kiera Bowens                
(312) 553-5820                 
Cristina Carrillo                 
(312) 553-6006                 
Paul Castillo                 
(312) 553-5834                 
Ainka Clepper          
(312) 553-5617                 
Alysandra Cruz-Bond          
(312) 553-3165                 
Fu (Simon) Fong                 
(312) 553-6023                 
Courtney Gardner                 
(312) 553-5827                 
Lisa Hernandez                 
(312) 553-6051                 
Ewodezine (Cindy) Kokuma          
(312) 553-3006                 
Anna Koomalsingh          
(312) 553-5979                 
Regina Lira                 
(312) 553-6064                 
Ian Liston             
(312) 553-5807              
Melissa McGlynn          
(312) 553-6019                 
Tamara Middleton                 
(312) 553-5973                 
Jason Ortiz             
(312) 553-3005             
Brandy Parker                 
(312) 553-5825                 
Rashaan Russell                
(312) 553-5704                 
Martha Silva                 
(312) 553-6029                 
Mark Sorto          
(312) 553-6075                 
Jennifer Vogel                  
(312) 553-3102                 
Clerical Assistants                 
Phone Number                 
Fredricka Jackson          
(312) 553-3137                 

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Contact Information

(312) 553-5879
(312) 553-6084
30 East Lake Street
Room 203
Chicago , IL 60601
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Mon - Wed, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, CLOSED


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