Appointments are for current SCS majors only.

Please make an appointment with the appropriate advisor based upon your LAST NAME. Non-majors may visit in-person or virtual Express Advising (schedule below) or email with questions.

Express Advising

Express Advising is for current SCS majors and non-majors who have quick questions about topics such as time-sensitive schedule changes, digital signatures or approvals, declaring a Chemistry or Biomolecular Engineering minor, or transferring into Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, or CS+Chemistry. 
Current majors who need to discuss more in-depth topics, like course planning, degree completion, research experiences, academic concerns, etc., should schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with their assigned advisor.

To insure their disability-related concerns are properly addressed, students with disabilities who seek assistance to participate in services or events through our office are asked to contact or 217-333-1051 as soon as possible.

Express Advising Schedule

Summer 2024 - NO EXPRESS

Fall 2024

Monday - 1:30 to 2:30 PM In-Person Advising -110 Noyes Lab

Tuesday - 1:30 to 2:30 PM Virtual Advising

Wednesday 1:30 to 2:30 PM In-Person Advising -110 Noyes Lab

Thursday - 1:30 to 2:30 PM In-Person Advising -110 Noyes Lab

Friday - 1:30 to 2:30 PM In-Person Advising -110 Noyes Lab

How to access Virtual Express Advising

Sign into your official Illinois Zoom account with your NetID and password and click the link below for the advisor assigned to your last name. Advisors will meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students with last names A-GMeet with Wolali Dedo  (password 44120)

Students with last names H-N: Vacant. H-N students may meet with Wolali or Todd.

Students with last names O-ZMeet with Todd Spinner (password 62442)

What's the difference between Express Advising and a scheduled appointment?

virtual or in-person
10 minutes
SCS majors only
30 minutes
Minor & Minor modification forms Major plan of study
Transfer to CHEM or CHBE Course selection/schedule
Registration issues Post-graduation discussions (career/graduate school)
Changes to current courses Study abroad
CR/NC forms, departmental appeal forms, etc. Removal of departmental advising holds

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Advising News

  • 2024-03-05 - The form to apply for a Department of Chemistry Scholarship is now open! All undergraduate chemistry majors (ie. Science & Letters, Specialized Chemistry, CS + Chem) are eligible to apply. More than 20 scholarships are available, with most in the $3000 range and a few in the $5000 range. Students only need to submit ONE application to be considered for ALL scholarships. Some awards...
  • 2024-03-05 - The School of MCB will once again be hosting combined information sessions for students interested in the MCB, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience majors. These meetings are strongly encouraged before meeting one-on-one with an advisor in one of our majors and required before declaring one of the majors.  Registration is required. All meetings cover...
  • 2024-03-05 - SCS Advising Leader, Katie Southon, provides tips and details to present your best self to potential employers via your LinkedIn page. Read the full blog post at: Developing a Strong Online Presence: LinkedIn
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Career Services and Academic Advising Contact Information


105 Noyes Lab
505 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801


Phone: 217-333-1050
Career Services: