Drop-in and Express Advising: The MCB Advising Center will be open for drop-in and express advising in room 200 Burrill Hall beginning Friday, August 19. No appointment is necessary to see an advisor during the posted times below (see calendar). Express advising is meant for quick emergent issues that can be discussed in 10 - 15 min. Students who need additional assistance will be asked to make a full 30-minute appointment. Our virtual drop-in queue will be also be open for students wishing to have a Zoom appointment.


Private study space available in the MCB Advising suite
Nowadays when some things are in-person and some things are still online, we know that finding space to attend Zoom classes, study, or have virtual appointments without disturbing anyone or being disturbed can be challenging. We have office space available in the MCB Advising Suite that we are making available for reservation. To reserve this space, please visit the following links:

You may reserve more than one hour-long timeslot, but please be considerate of others needing to use the space as well. Questions? Please contact Tim Bowers via email at tebowers@illinois.edu or by calling the MCB Advising office at 217-333-6774.

Contacting Advising

Prospective Student MCB and Neuroscience information meetings

Prospective students must attend an information meeting before they are allowed to sign up for an individual advising meeting with an MCB advisor. 

All MCB and Neuroscience informational meetings will be offered virtually via Zoom this fall.

See below for more information on declaring the MCB or Neuroscience major.

Transferring to MCB or Neuroscience from Another LAS Major on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB must complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an MCB and Neuroscience informational meeting.
  2. Complete the Curriculum Change Form during the posted application period. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted once the form has been processed.

Intercollegiate Transfers (ICT) (Transferring to MCB or Neuroscience from a non-LAS Major on the Urbana Campus)

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an LAS information session.
  2. Attend an MCB and Neuroscience informational meeting.
  3. Apply online using the link emailed to you by the College of LAS. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted once your application has been processed.

MCB and Neuroscience Advisors can be contacted by email at advising@mcb.illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-6774.