New students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of advising resources prior to registration. Initial advising will help students learn about the program, develop an academic plan best suited to their personal or work related goals, and assure orderly completion of degree requirements. A Degree Audit (an unofficial electronic audit of degree or certificate progress) should be reviewed every semester.  As students near the end of their coursework, it is important to seek advising to make sure all requirements are met.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and fulfill all degree completion requirements.

Undergraduate Advising

First semester students or transfer students with fewer than 30 hours, contact:

OASIS (Office of Advising Services, Information and Support)
Office:  BRK 461
Phone: (217) 206-7471

New transfer students with 30 hours or more of transfer coursework, contact:


Erin Sotelo
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (on-campus)
Office: UHB 4011
Phone: (217)206-6782




Joy Roberts Business Administration Online AdvisorJoy Roberts
Online BBA Advisor
Office:  UHB 4013
Phone:  (217)206-06858



Graduate Advising

Deb Hartz
Program/Student Advisor
MBA and Graduate Certificates
Office:  UHB 4060
Phone: (217) 206-6712

All student are also assigned a faculty adviser.  Faculty assist students with academic issues such as deciding on a major or minor, selecting electives that compliment interests, exploring career opportunities, etc.