Lincoln College–Normal Academic Advisors adhere to the standards of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and are members of the Illinois state chapter, ILACADA. NACADA is an organization of professional and faculty advisors, administrators, students, and others with a primary interest in the practice of academic advising. With diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, NACADA members advise in a variety of settings and work to promote quality academic advising within their institutions.
The ABE Academic Advisors build individualized Plans of Study (POS) for each student out to graduation. New students meet with their advisor after completing ABE 101, the New Student Orientation. Math Placement Tests, if needed should also be completed prior to this first appointment. Students wishing to take less than the maximum nine (9) classes per year should indicate such to their advisor when making the first appointment.
Advisors will notify advisees each term once the registration window opens. Students can reply to this email explicitly authorizing their advisor to register them according to the courses shown on the plan of study or meet with their advisor to sign the form in person. This will ensure advisors have the necessary documentation to complete the registration. Students should meet with their advisor at least once per academic year to review the plan of study and touch base on their academic goals.