Advisement and Counseling Hours

Advisement and Counseling Hours

Academic Advisement and Counseling Office
Walk-In Hours


NOTE: Although our goal is to stick as closely as we can to this schedule, it is subject to change without notice. Students are welcome to call ahead to determine if there have been any changes. Our office telephone number is
217-443-8750. We look forward to assisting you.

Our office will operate on a walk-in basis through March 31st and after May 12th

Walk in hours usually begin at 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, and our last walk-ins are usually signed in around 4:15 p.m. Please call ahead to determine if there has been any change to the walk-in schedule.

If you want to see a specific advisor, we recommend that you call ahead to determine his or her walk-in availability. We can be reached at 217-443-8750.

We will not have walk in hours on the following dates and times:



Walk-ins NOT Available


April 14

Closed - Spring Holiday


April 17

Closed - Spring Holiday


May 29

Closed - Memorial Day


July 4

Closed - 4th of July

Every Wednesday is "Walk-in Wednesday."  An appointment is not needed to meet with an advisor.  Advisors are available all day 7:45am - 4:15pm (excluding the lunch hour 11:30am - 1:00pm).

Please call ahead  to ensure that your advisor is available.


Appointments begin March 27th.

March 31st:  Students approved to register themselves online may begin doing so at 12:01 a.m.  (Students must meet with an advisor to be approved prior to March 31st.)

April 3rd:  First day for traditional registration by appointment or call 217-443-8750 for walk-in hours.

APPOINTMENTS: Must be scheduled in advance starting March 27th by calling 217-443-8750 or stopping by the Counseling Office, LH-104. Please have your student ID number available when you call or come in to make an appointment. Appointments fill up very quickly!

For the best advisement possible, we schedule appointments or assign walk-ins to the advisor for your particular major. If your advisor is not available when you are able to come in, any counselor/advisor can be of assistance, but we strongly recommend that you plan to see the person who specializes in your major.
If we start having lengthy wait times, we move to a first come/first served basis to keep things moving, but students always have the option of working with their major-specific advisor. Just make the request when you sign in at the front desk. Please be aware that this may extend your wait time.


Please know that we cannot schedule appointments for or register any student who owes a balance to the College. If you owe a balance or are unsure about whether or not you owe a balance, please contact the Cashier at 217-443-8767.
When you come to see us during the busy registration season, please be prepared for waiting time. We plan 30-45 minutes per appointment and calculate wait times accordingly. We appreciate your patience as we give each and every DACC student the individual attention and thorough academic advisement that he/she deserves.

If you fall into one of these categories, you may need to complete a few steps before coming to Academic Advisement and Counseling for registration, OR you may need to register through another advisor:

  • NEW STUDENTS (whether freshmen or transferring in from another school): Must complete an Orientation prior to making an appointment to register for classes. Please contact Becky Doss at 217-443-8896 to schedule an Orientation.
  • RETURNING STUDENTS: If you have been away from DACC longer than two years, you will need to complete an Orientation prior to making an appointment to register for classes. Please contact Becky Doss at 217-443-8896 for more information.
  •  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Contact Dawn Nasser, International Student Advisor, at 217-443-8755.
  •  ATHLETES: Athletes register with Dawn Nasser or Miranda Payne.  They have office hours in the Counseling Office.
  •  TRiO STUDENTS: If you have been accepted into the TRiO program, you must register with your TRiO advisor.
  • CAREER SERVICES:  If you do not know your major, please call to schedule an appointment to get assistance with determining one at 217-443-8597.


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