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Academic advising at Illinois State University is an integral part of the educational process. Working in partnership with advisors, students learn about academic policies, procedures, and university resources to develop strategies to pursue their individual educational goals.


  • Provide an encouraging and supportive environment for students to share their goals, concerns, and interests.
  • Understand and effectively communicate Illinois State degree requirements.
  • Assist students in making informed course decisions and finding majors.
  • Refer students to appropriate resources.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records as outlined in the University Catalog.
  • Uphold the values, policies, and procedures of their schools, departments, and Illinois State University.


  • Schedule regular and timely appointments with their advisors.
  • Regularly review their academic progress and assume responsibility for meeting academic requirements.
  • Craft coherent educational plans based on assessment of abilities, aspirations, interest, and values.
  • Read both print and electronic university communication and respond when required.
  • Assume responsibility for all decisions and actions which may impact academic and career options.

The special requirements of the Honors Program make advising an even more important part of a student's academic experience. Honors advisors are available by appointment.

Who is my Honors advisor?

Becky Mentzer

  • Presidential Scholars
  • Psychology
  • Undeclared
  • Interdisciplinary Studies majors

To schedule an appointment with Becky, call the Honors Program Office: (309) 438-2559.

Christie Martin

  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Mennonite College of Nursing

Schedule an appointment with Christie

Sarah Roth

  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Arts and Sciences (not Psychology)
  • College of Business

Sarah is in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Schedule an appointment with Sarah

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