Out of the classroom into the marketplace.

Our team of advisors helps guide you throughout your time at ILLINOIS. We share our knowledge and expertise to help launch you into the real world.

Advising Resources When to utilize them…
Gies Groups Need info on Academic & Registration Policies/ Procedures
Gies Groups: Forms Declare or Change Major; Credit/No Credit; Underload/Overload; etc
DARS View your progress toward degree requirements

Peer Advising for ALL students

Drop-in advising with trained students who have taken a semester-long course.

When: Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm in 1041 BIF

  • Help on advising policies and resources- how to drop a course, deadlines, forms, etc.
  • Ask questions about different majors and picking a major
  • Get advice on choosing courses, especially Gen Ed’s

Before choosing a major

Freshmen and sophomore business students who have not declared a major will be advised by Heather Fletcher ( and Nicole Turner (, as well as the exceptional team of Peer Advisors. Arrange an appointment with Heather or Nicole here. Please note that we only advise current College of Business students. If you have questions related to transferring into the Gies College of Business, please view our admissions website and/or arrange a meeting with your academic adviser in your current college/division.

Peer Advisors can help answer a wide variety of questions, including registration and scheduling questions. Peer Advisors are available for drop-in advising Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm in 1041 BIF.

After choosing a major

Students are assigned an advisor based on their major. If a student changes their major, their advisor will change accordingly.


To arrange an appointment, please click here.

Amber Glynn (A – H),
1045 Business Instructional Facility (BIF)

Melinda Ohlsson (I – Z),
2048 Business Instructional Facility (BIF)

Allyson Frizzell (R – Z),
1045 Business Instructional Facility (BIF)

Business Administration:

To arrange an appointment, please click here. Students may meet with either advisor.

Jeff Headtke, (

Leslie Lewis (

1055 Business Instructional Facility (BIF) / 217-333-2740


To arrange an appointment, please click here. Students may meet with either advisor.

Nicole Del Mastro Jeffery, (
Tim Flanagin, (

1055 Business Instructional Facility (BIF) / 217-333-2740

James Scholars and Business Honors Students:

Business Honors Students and James Scholars are advised by the Associate Director of Honors Programs & Student Engagement, Kerri Green and Jana Lithgow, Assistant Dean. Declared majors are encouraged to also meet with their major advisor.

Business Advising

1055 Business Instructional Facility
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Advising: (217) 333-2740
Fax: (217) 244-9992
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