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Heartland Community College

Advisement

Advisement

How can an academic advisor assist me?

  • explore degree, transfer, and career options
  • assist and empower you to gather information and make decisions in order to develop and complete an academic plan consistent with your values and goals
  • answer questions about registration and college policies and procedures
  • troubleshoot challenges and serve as a referral to campus resources

How can I see an academic advisor?

  • Welcome to Heartland! All new students seeking a degree or certificate are required to complete a New Student Appointment with an academic advisor.

    What is a New Student Appointment?

    Each New Student Appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes and will include:

    • Meeting with an academic advisor
    • Discussing your academic and career goals
    • Going over program curriculum and certificate/degree requirements
    • Choosing courses for your first semester
    • Answering any questions you might have

    Registration for courses will occur after the appointment.

    The following steps must be completed prior to scheduling your New Student Appointment:

    If you have not completed all the required steps listed above, your appointment will be cancelled.

    To schedule your New Student Appointment:

    Once the above steps are complete, please call 309.268.8027 to schedule.

  • We're happy to welcome you to Heartland as a transfer student to continue working on your academic goal. Transfer students who are seeking a degree or certificate at Heartland are required to complete a New Student Appointment. Prior to scheduling this, transfer students must:

    To schedule your New Student Appointment:

    Once the above steps are complete, please call 309.268.8027 to schedule.

    What happens at the New Student Appointment?

    • Meet with an academic advisor
    • Discuss your academic and career goals
    • Go over transfer credit, program curriculum, and certificate/degree requirements
    • Choose courses for your first semester
    • Answer any questions you might have

    Registration for courses will occur after the appointment.

  • We welcome visiting students to Heartland to take a few classes to transfer back to their home institution.

    Here are the steps to enroll as a visiting student:

    • Submit your Heartland application
    • Confirm your residency in District 540
    • Consult with your academic advisor at your home institution to determine which course(s) you'd like to take at Heartland
    • Confirm that Heartland offers the course(s) you'd like to take and that you meet the course prerequisites by viewing with the class schedule
    • Complete placement testing if you don't meet the prerequisites for the course(s) you'd like to take
    • Be in touch with a Heartland academic advisor in the ways listed below

    Drop-In

    Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript from your home institution that shows eligibility for the course(s) you'd like to take.

    Drop-In Hours
    Monday - Friday
    Noon - 4:00 pm
    In-person on the first floor of the Community Commons Building or on Zoom via this link

    Email

    If you'd prefer to work through email, send an email to raab.advisors@heartland.edu. Please include your name, birthday, the course(s) you'd like to register for, and an unofficial transcript from your home institution. You will hear back from an advisor within 1-2 business days.

  • We are happy to welcome you back to Heartland after stepping away for a bit. Be sure to meet with an academic advisor to ensure you're getting back on track toward reaching your goals. Returning students can work with an academic advisor in the ways listed below.

    Drop-In

    Monday - Friday
    Noon - 4:00 pm
    In-person on the first floor of the Community Commons Building or on Zoom via this link

    NOTE: If you are in high school, you are classified as a College NOW student and will follow HCC’s Early College enrollment process located here: heartland.edu/collegeNOW/oncampus. We are unable to assist you in Advisement drop-ins.

    Email

    If you'd prefer to work through email, send an email to raab.advisors@heartland.edu. Please include your full name and birthday in your email. You will hear back from an academic advisor within 1-2 business days.

    Appointment

    You can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment by calling 309.268.8027.

  • Be sure to stay on track toward reaching your goals by meeting with an academic advisor every semester! Current students can work with an academic advisor in the ways listed below.

    Drop-In 

    Monday - Friday
    Noon - 4:00 pm
    In-person on the first floor of the Community Commons Building or on Zoom via this link

    NOTE: If you are in high school, you are classified as a College NOW student and will follow HCC’s Early College enrollment process located here: heartland.edu/collegeNOW/oncampus. We are unable to assist you in Advisement drop-ins.

    Email

    If you'd prefer to work through email, send an email to raab.advisors@heartland.edu. We ask that current students please email us from your myHeartland email address. You will hear back from an advisor within 1-2 business days.

    Appointment

    You can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment by calling 309.268.8027.

    Students in Special Populations

Advisement Mission Statement


Academic advisors at Heartland Community College enhance opportunities for success by empowering students to develop and pursue meaningful educational plans compatible with their values, abilities, career aspirations, and life goals through an ongoing advisor/student partnership.

Advisement Core Values

  • We value an intentional teaching and learning environment
  • We value the importance of access to continual support, information, and resources
  • We value student development, self-discovery, and personal growth
  • We value an appreciation for lifelong learning
  • We value the individual qualities, experiences, and abilities of our student population
  • We value the spirit of inclusion and the diversity of our campus community

Contact Us

Normal Campus

Community Commons Building (CCB) Suite 1000
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Appointment Hotline: 309-268-8027
Phone: 309-268-8033
Email: Raab.Advisors@heartland.edu

Heartland Pontiac Center

211 E. Madison Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-6777
Email: Pontiac.Center@heartland.edu

Heartland Lincoln Center

2201 Woodlawn Rd.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-1731
Email: Lincoln.Center@heartland.edu