Counseling and Advising
Our highly trained staff will assist you with academic planning which includes:
“Academic Advising is a collaborative educational process whereby you and the counselor are partners in ensuring your academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of your personal, academic, and career goals” (Nutt, 2005). Beginning with admission to the college and continuing each semester, we encourage you to consult with a counselor each semester to schedule your courses. We will assist with:
Counselors are available to facilitate the exploration of your educational goals by:
Introducing degree guide sheets & electronic resources
Learning strategies for success
Exploring major fields of study
Understanding general education requirements
Mapping the path, time-line, expense and personal resources needed to meet your goal.
IVCC Counselors can help you to explore and clarify your understanding of personal qualities that influence your career choice. Counselors are available to aid in the career decision-making process and to select educational programs related to a chosen career direction. Counselors assist with:
Exploring options and opportunities in the career fields
Identifying your personal interests, skills and abilities
Matching an educational plan with your career interests
Encouraging personal growth and development through education
Career information is located in the Career Services Office.
Degrees and Certificates
Choosing a College Major
College Majors at Illinois Universities
Steps to take in Choosing a Major
What Can I do With a Major In...?
Institutions Accredited by Federally Approved Organizations
Calculating My Grade Point Average (GPA)