Academic Advising

  • Mission Statement

    Academic advising employs a student-centered approach to serve our diverse population by supporting and empowering lifelong learning.


    Academic Advising Center

    The Academic Advising Center is available to help students create a coursework plan that allows them to succeed at Morton College.

    Every new degree or certificate-seeking student should meet with an Academic Advisor frequently to ensure that they have current academic information and are making progress toward their educational goals.

    Academic Advisors

    Morton College offers a comprehensive program of advising services. Staff members are eager to assist students with:

    • Academic advising
    • Educational planning
    • College and university transfer requirements

    Academic Advisors offer the following services:

  • Academic Information

    Advisors provide information on College policy, the College Catalog, and refer students to appropriate campus resources.

    Graduation Planning

    Advisors assist students with meeting graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor one semester prior to the expected graduation date.

    Transfer Guides

    Transfer guides are planning tools used to select appropriate Morton College courses in preparation for transfer. Transfer guides are available for 42 colleges and universities within the state of Illinois.

    College Representatives

    Throughout the year, the College hosts individual visits from admission counselors, representing over 30 colleges and universities. The College sponsors various college fairs per year. The Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Fair features private transfer institutions.

    Educational Planning

    Students and advisors work together to develop a personalized educational plan by outlining specific course work that applies to academic major requirements at the intended transfer college or university.


    Academic advisors can provide students with information regarding scholarships that are being offered by specific colleges, universities, and private agencies.
  • Because academic advising has much in common with teaching, advisors can adapt many of the same tools they use in the teaching environment to their work with advisees. One such tool is our MC Advising Syllabus. 

    Typically, a course syllabus lays out an instructor’s philosophy and goals for the course, along with the expectations for both the instructor and the students, and some important policies and dates.

    In the same way, the MC Advising Syllabus can describe the nature and purpose of the advising relationship, establish expectations for the Academic Advisor and student, and outline important policies and dates. Our Advising Syllabus can help provide structure for your advising sessions and it establishes from the beginning the nature of the relationship.

    For more information on the Student-Advisor partnership and how to get the most out of advising sessions, download the MC Advising Syllabus (PDF).