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Advising Services - Admissions & Advising Center

Quincy Paden, Ed.D

Associate Dean of Student Services

Meet With an Advisor Today         

Our academic advisors are highly trained professionals who can guide you from your first day as a student to graduation. We encourage you to get to know your advisor and to take advantage of the wide range of services he or she can provide. ​Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor in two ways:​     ​         

1) Log into GradesFirst, a web-based student support tool, here. (Unfamiliar with GradesFirst? Watch this short video​​ on how to use it to make an appointment.)       

2) Contact the Advising Office to set up an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor. Contact information is in the right column of this page.          

See our helpful advising tips on how to get the most out of your advising appointment.          

Chart Your Academic Plan​          

You should meet with your Advisor at least once each semester, more often if needed.             

See your Advisor if you are:

  • Struggling with your current classes; help is available
  • Unsure about your education or career goals and options
  • Unsure if your academic plan (go to>Academics>View My Enrollment History to see your current academic plan) is aligned with your goals
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Confused about your academic progress or degree requirements
  • Trying to use credits earned at a non-CCC college or university toward your graduation requirements
  • Looking for an academic plan to help guide you term-by-term and to help you easily register
  • Wanting to get involved in clubs and activities on campus
  • If you have a question about academics, services available to you, or anything else

We can help. Come see us!

Advisors will help you to clarify your education and career goals, create an academic plan, and explore options for a major or career. They will assist with problem-solving, explain academic and financial aid holds, and help with readmission (Satisfactory Academic Progress or SAP), withdrawals, and other academic questions or transactions.             

Services provided by the Advising Office




Faculty & Staff

Phone Number​ Email​

Associate Dean of Student Services               

Quincy Paden          

(773) 907-4783

Academic Advisors ​               

Keilah Arzet (773) 907-4427
James Borges  ​ (773) 907-5089
​Matt Ciavarella ​(773) 907-4727
Stephanie Coley (773) 907-4005
Monica De Asa (773) 907-4712
​Nicole Gould ​(773) 907-4392
​Rhonda Hampton ​(773) 907-4007
​Beverly Harris ​(773) 907-4760
Tina Igbinosa ​(773) 907-4490
​Tanya Kozak (773) 907-​4713
Carlos Martin-Llamazares (773) 907-4780
Daniel Ortiz (773) 907-4669
Allun Ren (773) 907-4726​
Grisel Sanabria​ (773) 989-3892​
​Nan Sullivan (773) 907-4721​​
Katie Skwarski​ ​(773) 907-5095
Faith Walls (773) 907-6826
Bernie Weekes​ (773) 907-4493​

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Contact Information

(773) 907-4000
(773) 506-3855
Larry McKeon Student Services Building
1145 W. Wilson Ave., Room 118
Chicago, IL 60640
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Mon.-Wed.: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday: CLOSED


​Other Resources


Transfer Resources             


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Appeal My Satisfactory Academic Progress Hold​         

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Skills Students