Academic Advising

Academic Advising works closely with the Registrar's Office and students from the beginning of their education at Kendall through graduation. The overall goal of academic advising is to facilitate student success at Kendall College. The Academic Advisors work with students in the following ways:

  • Counsel students on program requirements
    Advisors work with students before they even start classes to clearly explain degree components and transfer credits.
  • Assist students with the registration process on a quarterly basis
    Academic Advising supports all students during open registration. All advisors are available by appointment to assist with answering questions or concerns about classes, program, or self-registration.
  • Work with students to develop and maintain paths to graduation
    Advisors work with students to discuss and design the best route to degree completion for each individual.
  • Connect students to College programs and services
    Academic Advisors facilitate communication between faculty, students, and administration on various topics, including student life activities, student housing, student finance, career services, academic support, and student counseling.
  • Identify students who are at-risk academically
    Faculty are asked to report class absences regularly and keep Advisors apprised of students at risk of failure in their classes. The Academic Advisors then work with the student, the faculty member, and the Academic Success Center to create and execute a plan for success. This same process applies to all students on academic probation.

Advisors are assigned to all new students at the beginning of the first quarter of coursework and may be found on the second floor. Ideally, a student works with the same Advisor for the duration of his or her studies at Kendall. If, for any reason, a student wishes to have a new Advisor, he or she may ask the Director of Advising, in writing or in person, for a change of Advisor. The decision to change Advisors remains with the Director.

General Questions
Call 312.752.2036 or email

The Academic Advising is located on the second floor, next to the Career Services Center.