1. Academic Advising and Planning: Course selection for current and future semesters and other activities to assist students in achieving their goals.
  2. Apply to Graduate: Students must apply to graduate. It is recommended that students apply one semester prior to graduation. Graduation applications are available in the Admissions Office, or at
  3. Appointments: Appointments are required for transcript evaluation. Appointments are recommended for all services but walk-ins are available.
  4. Assessment: All new students who have not already completed college-level English and/or Math must complete assessment testing in English, reading, and math to determine appropriate placement in classes. Students will receive an interpretation of their assessment scores during academic advisement.
  5. Choosing a Major: Counselors offer many career planning activities to help students explore their future career options. John A. Logan College offers both transfer programs leading to baccalaureate degrees and certificate programs that prepare you for employment.
  6. College Credit for Prior Experience: Counselors and advisors can discuss the possibility of applying for college credit from alternative sources toward the completion of your John A. Logan College degree. Some of the courses may Include:
    • College credit earned at other institutions
    • College level examination program (CLEP)
    • Armed Service Experience (Contact Lauralyn Cima for additional information at 618-985-3741)
    • Proficiency Exams
    • Dual Credit
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
  7. Distance Learning: John A. Logan College now offers distance learning formats that save students travel time and allow for more flexible scheduling. Contact Tom Bell, Associate Dean of Learning Resource, at 618-985-3741 or by email at tombell@jalc.edu.
  8. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): John A. Logan College participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), which eases the transfer process among many Illinois colleges and universities. Discuss your transfer plans with your advisor and the school to which you plan to transfer.
  9. Returning Adults Transition Issues: Returning adult students may need support balancing home, work, and college. Counselors are available to discuss problems and explore solutions.
  10. Transfer Information: It is never too early to beginning discussing transfer requirements. Transfer information is available through the Transfer Center. Each program should be individually planned with a counselor or advisor. Catalogs from various colleges and universities are available in the Transfer Center.
  11. Transferring Credit from Other Schools: Students who wish to transfer credit from other schools must have an official copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. Once the transcript has been received, the student should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor for a transcript evaluation.
  12. Transcript Evaluations: Students who wish to transfer credit from other schools must have an official copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. Once the transcript has been received, the student should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor for a transcript evaluation. All students seeking financial aid must schedule a transcript evaluation if they have attended any other post-secondary institution.
  13. Transcript Request: John A. Logan Collegetranscript requests are processed through the Office of Admissions and Records.
  14. Withdrawing: Students do not need an advisor's signature to withdraw from a course. However you are encouraged to consult a counselor or advisor before you complete the paperwork, because it may have financial aid and others implications.