Assistance with Advising, Tutoring, Admissions and much more...

Educational Advising

Advising is essential to the success of the highly diverse population of students at UIC. AAAN’s advising unit provides a comprehensive plan of services and programs to assist with the retention, persistence, and graduation of our scholars. AAAN’s advising services are developmental and focuses on the unique interests, concerns, and needs of African American students. The AAAN Advising team also recognizes the importance of building strong partnerships with students and other stakeholders. Through college and program collaborations, advising will be enhanced by developing working relationships with the College Advisors and other on campus partners.

  • AAAN Advisors encourage student participants to create community along with a sense of ownership in their academic, personal, and social development.
  • AAAN Advisors assist scholars with identifying barriers to their overall success and develop a plan of action.
  • AAAN Advisors foster relationships with scholars, which enables them to increase their awareness of their own interpersonal and intrapersonal development, while becoming involved on campus.
  • AAAN Advisors aid scholars in identifying and clarifying their personal values, especially those related to scholastic achievement


Below you will find a list of offerings by the Advising Team:

  • Campus orientation programs
  • Assigned, individual advising
  • Academic Success Planning
  • Career and major exploration
  • Mentoring
  • Assistance with goal setting and effective decision making
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Recruitment And Admission Assistance Team

The AAAN recruitment team offers a full range of admissions services to individuals, organizations, and groups serving the African American community of greater Chicago. Our recruiters perform traditional admissions services such as guiding students through the application process and promoting interest in higher education and college readiness. These services include:

  • College awareness and preparation workshops for elementary through high school audience
  • Scholarship information
  • Presentations at college fairs sponsored by high schools, churches and community organizations
  • Opportunities for applicants to experience UIC for a day through the AAAN Immersion Day and other visitation programs
  • Facilitate admissions through an individualized process
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The Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a place where students come and receive academic assistance, collegiate nurturing and peer networking in an environment that is supportive and student focused. Peer tutors who have successfully completed their course work at UIC are hired and developed in strategies of teaching and learning to properly guide students in their course work.

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