Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Contact the Academic Advising Office

The Academic Advising Office (Room 1H2) is located on the first floor across from the gym. In addition to Academic Advisors, the offices of Career Services, Student Support Services, and the Student Needs Coordinator are available in 1H2.

Office Hours:

Regular Hours

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advisors are available for 45-minute appointments to discuss academic, career and personal issues. New students, students changing their major or students needing transfer advisement should call for an appointment. Please plan ahead as appointment times fill quickly during peak Academic Advising times.

Advisors are available to assist you in finding courses, certificates or degree programs that will help you to enter the workforce with a marketable skill.

Appointments are available in person or via SKYPE™.  Walk-in opportunities are generally available daily for minor questions or schedule adjustments.

Call (815) 835-6354 to schedule an appointment!

For general Academic Advising questions, e-mail us at

SVCC Academic Advisors

Mandy Aldridge
(815) 835-6390
Valerie Kern-Lyons
(815) 835-6204
SkypeTM ID: valerie.kernlyons
Sarah McFarlane
(815) 835-6368
Susan Vance
(815) 835-6408
Josh West
(815) 835-6334

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