Advising, Transitions, and Student Success

847.376.7262 or 847.376.7678 | advising@oakton.edu

Virtual Advising Appointments ONLY

The Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success is available to answer general questions about academic advising. Email and voicemail are checked throughout the day and messages will be responded to within one to two business days. Include your name and Oakton ID Number (B#) in any communications.

Academic advisors are meeting with students virtually during the fall 2020 semester. Thirty-minute appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some appointments may be made outside of these hours based on advisor availability.

Virtual advising appointment options include talking with an advisor via:

Email
Send specific questions (including your Oakton B#) to your academic advisor and allow 1-2 business days for a response.

Video (via Google Meet)
For a video appointment, join the Google Meet appointment via video. You will need a computer with video and audio capabilities. 

Phone (via Google Meet)
For a phone appointment, join the Google Meet appointment via audio only. If you need to contact your advisor by phone, you can find contact information in the Oakton directory

Schedule your virtual appointment
If you are a new student, check your Student Profile within myOakton to ensure you have completed all steps to request to meet with an Oakton advisor, and to register for your first semester.

If you are currently enrolled or attended previously, schedule your virtual appointment by following these steps:

  • Log into myOakton, and on the home page, select 'Students First'
  • Click 'Get Advising' and select 'Academic Advisor' as the service category
  • Select the reason for your virtual appointment as 'Virtual Advising' 
  • Select the appointment location: "Virtual" 
  • Find and select the Advisor for the appointment
    Not sure who your advisor is? In myOakton, select 'Student Profile', and scroll down your student profile until you see 'Advisor.' 
  • Select an appointment date/time
  • Optional: Add comments for your advisor, including your preferred contact number as an alternative contact 
  • Click 'Confirm Appointment'

In addition to your confirmation email, you will receive a follow-up email from your advisor. Before a virtual appointment, you will receive a Google Calendar invitation with both video and voice (only) options to connect to the appointment.

Note: If you are in the TRIO program, are a student-athlete, or you are in a health career or nursing program, email your program-specific advisor to schedule an appointment.

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