For all Computer Science students, your CS Advisor is assigned based on your last name. For most students, you can follow the notations below each advisor’s name on the advisor assignment page. Make sure to check your iAdvise and UIC email for the most accurate information on your assigned advisor.
For all Data Science students, you have been assigned for 2 advisors based on your concentration. Santhi Nannapaneni (email@example.com) advises Data Science students with the following concentrations: Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Processing, Science, and Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Concentration. Joshua Fletcher-LAS (firstname.lastname@example.org) advises both Undeclared Data Science Students and Data Science students with the following concentrations: Health Data Science, Statistics, Social Technology Studies.
Computer Science + Design
For all Computer Science + Design students, you are assigned an advisor based on your current progress in your degree program. First-year CS + Design students who are enrolled in DES 160/170 for Spring 2024 are advised by the School of Design and can contact Kevin Strickland (email@example.com) for support. Second-year CS + Design students and first-year CS + Design students NOT currently pursuing DES coursework are advised by Akangkha Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All advising appointments are now scheduled through iAdvise.
Each advisor may hold their own drop-in hours, walk-in hours, open advising, etc. They will communicate any advising opportunities beyond iAdvise appointments to their students through email.
Note: Don’t miss emails from your advisor! Add a filter to approve emails sent from your advisor’s name so you don’t miss important messages. All students are expected to check their email regularly for important advising information. All emails are sent to your UIC email address.
Here are instructions for how to schedule your advising appointment in iAdvise:
Log into my.uic.edu
At the top of the page, select the Advising tab
Select iAdvise (if the iAdvise icon is not on your page, simply type iAdvise into the search bar)
Select ENGR Advising
Click the Engineering College Advising link on the side
Select your advisor’s name
Find a time that works!
Is Advising Required?
Ahead of registration each semester, every student in the College of Engineering has an advising hold placed on their student account which will keep them from being able to register. This hold can only be removed by your respective CS advisor. To remove the advising hold and register, all COE/CS students must be advised each semester (Fall and Spring). CS Advisors refer to this as mandatory advising.
Mandatory advising involves two steps:
All students must first submit the CS Advising Form (https://go.uic.edu/csAdvisingForm) each semester.
Your hold removal is NOT an automated process, and our team will need a sufficient amount of time to review your form. Our office will only be reviewing forms during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5). Our office will contact you directly via email with a confirmation once your hold has been removed.
Depending on your position as a student, you may be required to meet with your advisor after filling out the advising form. 1:1 appointments are required for:
First semester Spring 2024 CS students (Freshman, Transfer, or New Change of Major)
Students on academic probation
Please note: Your Advising Hold is not connected to any of the following– Town Halls or CS Workshops. It is your responsibility to pay attention to your CS Advisors “Mandatory Advising” requirements and information to remove your advising hold and register for courses on time. Look for an email from your advisor referring to “Mandatory Advising” to see when you are scheduled to make an appointment.