The School of MCB advisors strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community of support to empower all our students to take ownership of their education, create an enriching academic experience, and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Advisors are here to help you map out your path to achieve your goals, combine your education and passions for enriching careers, and help you build the skills and confidence to become your best self.

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School of MCB advising office - regular hours of operation

The School of MCB Advising Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you are feeling ill but need to meet with an advisor, we ask that you schedule a virtual Zoom meeting. If you have a previously scheduled in-person appointment, please email or call or office to switch to virtual. We hope to keep our staff and other students healthy throughout the semester and appreciate your assistance. Should you need to miss class due to illness, please follow the guidelines found in the syllabus or website for each individual course. If you need an absence letter for an extended absence from class (3 or more days) please contact the Student Assistance Center through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Summer Hours: The MCB Advising Office will be open regular hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), but will be closed during the lunch hour (12–1 p.m.) until the week prior to fall classes. Watch future issues of Road MAP for updates or changes. Have a great summer break!

Contacting Advising

Prospective Student MCB, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience information meetings

Prospective students must attend an information meeting before they are allowed to sign up for an individual advising meeting with a SMCB advisor. All MCB, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience informational meetings will be offered in person.

Transferring to MCB, Biochemistry, 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, Biochemistry, 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, Biochemistry, 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, Biochemistry, 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.
Enriching your education

Student development opportunities


As a student in the School of MCB, you have a variety of programs to enhance your education.

Research  Pre-med/Pre-health  Study abroad  MCB Honors  Merit program  MCB Leaders  Professional mentorship program  Student Organizations (RSO)

Student support and resources


Need a quiet place to study? Looking for some tutoring help? We're here for you with advice and resources on how to succeed as a student in MCB.

Academic resources and tips for undergrads

MCB peer mentors  MCB Leaders

MCB scholarships, fellowships & awards

Contact advisors


Make an appointment via our online scheduler.
200 Burrill Hall, accessible via Room 101

Drop-in and Express Advising
Visit the school's drop-in advising queue
Drop-in meetings are offered daily throughout the semester and are designed to be quick, 10- minute sessions. Express appointments provide additional access to advisors and are held during high volume times. If a longer discussion is necessary you will be asked to schedule a full 30-minute appointment.