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 Advising Office

Ainka Clepper
Associate Dean, Advising & Transition

Office Hours (June 6th, 2022 – July 29th, 2022)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm

Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 9am - 1pm


Office Closures:

June 20th – Juneteenth Observed

July 4th – Independence Day​


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Welcome Video Image.jpgHarold 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.      


We are still here to assist you! Meet With Your Advisor:               

The Advising Office is open Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students can meet with a College Advisor in two ways:                                      


·         Virtual appointment: 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 a​n 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:​                

·        ​Virtual drop-in: Our drop-in services via Zoom are a fast and easy way to connect with an Advisor. Just click on this link to visit us:                

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

If you're not sure who to contact, email

See your Advisor if you are:

  • Struggling with your current classes; help is available
  • Undecided about your education or career goals and options
  • Unsure if your academic plan is aligned with your academic goals (go to>Academic Progress> Academic Goals to see your current academic plan) 
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year institution, including exploring our transfer partnerships
  • 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
  • Interested in learning about career pathways (Career and Technical Education/CTE)
  • 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
  • Students can self-enroll in classes via! View our How To Register Video here. 
  • 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



Faculty & Staff

Associate Dean of Student Services               

Ainka Clepper                       


Transfer Center Director               

Ellen Goldberg                      

(312) 553-5778               

College Advisors               

Alysandra Cruz-Bond                       

(312) 553-3165               

Anna Koomalsingh                       

(312) 553-5972               

Corona Agila                       

(312) 553-6067               

Courtney Gardner                      

(312) 553-5827               

Cristina Carrillo                      

(312) 553-6006               

Ewoedzine (Cindy) Kokuma                      

(312) 553-3006               

Fu (Simon) Fong                      

(312) 553-6023               

Ian Liston                      

(312) 553-5807               

Jason Ortiz                      


Jing He                       


Kiera Bowens                       

(312) 553-5879               

Lisa Hernandez                      

(312) 553-6051               

Mark Sorto                      

(312) 553-6075               

Martha Silva                      

(312) 553-6029               

Natalia Zuniga                      

(312) 553-3092               

Paul Castillo                      

(312) 553-5834               

Regina Lira                      

(312) 553-6064               

Tamara Middleton                      

(312) 553-5973               


Angelique Moore                       

(312) 553-3179               


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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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June 6th, 2022 - June 29th, 2022
Mon - Wed: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed