The Advisement Office can:

  1. Assist with the enrollment process and verify courses are required for program student is seeking.
  2. Change majors or help in selecting one.
  3. Answer or get answers for general questions students might have.
  4. Assist students in staying on course with plans to graduate or transfer to a four-year school.
  5. Direct students to the appropriate office to obtain assistance with a course they are having difficulty with.

Advisement Definitions

Academic Advising and Planning:
Course selection for current and future semesters and other activities to assist students in achieving their goals.
Apply to Graduate:
Students must apply to graduate. It is recommended that students apply one semester prior to graduation. Graduation applications are available at
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.
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.
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 (for additional information contact the Associate Dean for Admissions and Records at 618-985-3741 ext. 8298)
  • Proficiency Exams
  • Dual Credit
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
Distance Learning:
John A. Logan College now offers distance learning formats that save students travel time and allow for more flexible scheduling. Contact the Associate Dean for Education Technology, at 618-985-3741 ext. 8278 or by email at
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. Students can visit for more information.
Returning Adults Transition Issues:
Returning adult students may need support balancing home, work, and college. Counselors are available to discuss problems and explore solutions.
Transfer Information:
It is never too early to beginning discussing transfer requirements. Transfer information is available through the Academic Advisement Office C204. Each program should be individually planned with a counselor or advisor. Catalogs from various colleges and universities are available in C204.
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 complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form which can be found at Evaluation results will be sent to the student’s email address provided on the form.
Transcript Request:
John A. Logan College transcript requests are processed through the Office of Admissions and Records. The request form can be found at
Students are not required to obtain an advisor’s approval to withdraw from a course. However, you are encouraged to consult an advisor before changing your schedule. Schedule changes may impact financial aid, veterans benefits, and/or degree progress.