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Academic Advising

Morton College opened the campus back to the public and students!

Our office is open
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday CLOSED.

Advisors are helping students by appointment via Zoom or phone. Limited in-person appointments are also available now.
Please contact us directly to schedule a date and time. See flyer below for details.

FALL 2020

The fall semester begins the week of August 24th. Students have up to 7 calendar days after the start of each class to register late into courses with the professor’s approval. No late fee will be charged!

You can also register on your Panther Portal at Watch this helpful video to learn how to register for classes. More information about classes/schedules available at



Registration for the spring semester begins November 2, 2020 for current students with 30+ credits completed & veterans. Any new students or current students with less than 30 credits can register starting November 9th.  We encourage students to start preparing for the spring semester registration early. Please use this time to take any placement tests, schedule appointments with academic or financial aid advisors, and turn in official transcripts from other High School/colleges/SAT/AP.

Click here for our Getting Started Checklist.

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is available to help students create a coursework plan that allows them to succeed at Morton College.

Every new degree or certificate-seeking student should meet with an Academic Advisor frequently to ensure that they have current academic information and are making progress toward their educational goals.

Academic Advisors

Morton College offers a comprehensive program of advising services. Staff members are eager to assist students with:

  • Academic advising
  • Educational planning
  • College and university transfer requirements

Academic Advisors offer the following services:

Advisors provide information on College policy, the College Catalog, and refer students to appropriate campus resources.

Advisors assist students with meeting graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor one semester prior to the expected graduation date.

Access Panther Portal.

Click here to download "SOP for Graduation"

Transfer guides are planning tools used to select appropriate Morton College courses in preparation for transfer. Transfer guides are available for 42 colleges and universities within the state of Illinois.

  • 4 Transfer Degrees
  • Transfer Guides
  • Partnerships
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Transferology
  • Campus Visits
  • Application fee waiver

Click here to visit our Transfer Page:

Throughout the year, the College hosts individual visits from admission counselors, representing over 30 colleges and universities. The College sponsors various college fairs per year. The Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Fair features private transfer institutions.

View our events calendar.

Students and advisors work together to develop a personalized educational plan by outlining specific course work that applies to academic major requirements at the intended transfer college or university.

Please call Academic Advising to set up an appointment with an advisor at  708-656-8000 Ext.2250

Academic advisors can provide students with information regarding scholarships that are being offered by specific colleges, universities, and private agencies.

Because academic advising has much in common with teaching, advisors can adapt many of the same tools they use in the teaching environment to their work with advisees. One such tool is our MC Advising Syllabus.

Typically, a course syllabus lays out an instructor’s philosophy and goals for the course, along with the expectations for both the instructor and the students, and some important policies and dates.

In the same way, the MC Advising Syllabus can describe the nature and purpose of the advising relationship, establish expectations for the Academic Advisor and student, and outline important policies and dates. Our Advising Syllabus can help provide structure for your advising sessions and it establishes from the beginning the nature of the relationship.

For more information on the Student-Advisor partnership and how to get the most out of advising sessions,