Express Advising

Express Advising has ended for the 2021-2022 academic school year.  It will reside in the fall of 2022.

What is a Express Advising vs an Advising Appointment?

NOTE: the virtual option for Express Advising from May 5th to May 13th will be managed via the Queue.  Please follow the directions on the Queue page to see an advisor virtually.

When you join an "Express" session, you are going to talk to an Academic Advisor with a brief or time-sensitive question or situation. An Express session is not meant to last more than 10-15 min. If you think you'll need more than 10-15 minutes to get your questions answered, please schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor. We only offer Express hours Monday-Friday from 10:00 A.M. to Noon and 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Students must check-in at the Undergraduate Success Lab (1041 BIF) with their iCard.

  • Q: What types of things would be appropriate for a "Express" session?

    A: If you have questions about a form, policy, process, or need clarification about something. If you would like to talk about your schedule, course selection, course planning, or have a dedicated conversation, we encourage you to make an advising appointment.

  • Q: What does an Express Advising session look like? Is there a virtual option?

    A: We provide a virtual and in-person option for Express Advising.  For an in-person experience, you can come to check-in in the Undergraduate Success Lab in room 1041 in the Business Instructional Facility.  A Success Lab worker will ask you to swipe in and explain the reason for your visit.  They may direct you to a Peer Advisor sitting in the success lab, or direct you to a full time advisor in their office.  You will meet with the advisor for about 10-15 min depending on the nature of your question or concern.  If the situation calls for a longer conversation, the advisor may ask for you to set up an advising appointment so they can provide a more in-depth experience.

    If you would like to have a virtual appointment, you can click the Zoom link below. This will take you to our virtual Express Advising room and a Peer Advisor will take your question and either put you in the advisor's zoom room or a peer advisor's zoom room.

    Please note that depending on the demand, there could be a line to meet with a peer or full time advisor.

    *NOTE: Due to Spring Semester Planning, Express Advising will be via the Queue.  To find directions on how to use the Queue you can click the link below.

  • Q: If I'm not sure an Express or Advising Appointment is right for me, what should I do?

    A: You can always email us at and we'll help you out. Also, if you're not sure, we encourage you to start with Express Advising and we'll let you know if you need to have a larger conversation and will assist you with scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor.

  • Q: What is the Express schedule for Advising?

    A: All students can come to Express Advising Mondays-Friday 10:00 A.M. to Noon & 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on days that courses are in session. We will not have Express appointments during university holidays and all times listed are CST (Central Standard Time)

    Please note that all Express Advising on Wednesday afternoon are virtual ONLY.

  • Q: When it's noted online express advising is in the Queue, what does that mean?

    A: Some points in the semester we offer Express Advising, but don't have Peer Advisor support.  in these moments we offer our online Express Advising the Queue.  It is a way for you to virtually check-in and wait in line for a professional advisor to help you out.  They may respond to your questions with an email, or they may send you a Zoom link to meet. Be sure to keep your Illinois email open and ready for a response.

    To use the Queue:

    Please follow the steps below. You will receive an email from an academic advisor to answer your question.

    Click "New question" and include the following:

    First and Last Name, Preferred Name, & NetID

    Topic: Please list your full question in this box.

    Location: N/A (all meetings will be done online via email, phone or zoom)

    Click "Add to queue"

    Watch for an email from an academic advisor in your University of Illinois email account. You will be provided a link to a virtual meeting, or we will do our best to answer your question over email.

    If you get a Zoom appointment, the advisor will send you a link so you can join the appointment. If you haven't already, you will want to configure Zoom in advance to your appointment:

    Please note: Unless you have changed your mind and are no longer in need of advising, please do not remove yourself from the queue until you have met with an advisor. (we will remove you from the queue after you have had your appointment.)

Express Advising has ended for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year

Master of Accounting Science (MAS)
Express Advising

Do you have a quick question about your course plan, CPA eligibility or need some advice on course selection? Great news! Accountancy is providing another opportunity for you to connect with someone to get your quick 10-15 minute questions answered!

If you think you need to schedule a dedicated 1 on 1 time with your advisor, you can access their schedule here. Advisors generally add available appointments a few weeks in advance.

Beginning January 31st for the Spring 2022 semester - MAS graduate students, BSA/MAS 1st stage students, and undergraduate ACCY students interested in the MAS program will now have specific MAS Express Advising hours every:

• Monday (1-3pm): Cohort Leaders available via Zoom

• Thursday (2-4pm): Cohort Leaders available via Zoom

Click Here to Enter MAS Express Advising

If the above MAS Express Advising times do not work with your schedule, or if your question is more complex, please email or schedule an appointment with your assigned ACCY advisor at

Advising Appointments

If you think you need to schedule a dedicated 1 on 1 time with your advisor, you can access their schedule here. Advisors generally add available appointments a few weeks in advance.