Professional advisors are available to assist first year students with academic planning and registration processes. Advising at Triton College is an interactive partnership between advisors and students. Advisors facilitate a smooth transition for incoming students through course placement, registration, academic planning and assistance with obtaining relevant information and services. Advisors nurture students' academic habits such as goal-setting and attainment, self-awareness and responsible decision making. Located in the Student Center, advisors are available by virtual appointment or during limited drop-in hours. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit Appointments are not available in January and August.

Advisors offer the following services designed to assist students in reaching their educational goals.

Class registration: Assistance with selecting appropriate courses, adding or dropping classes from schedule.

Academic Planning: Provide examples and guidance on creating an Academic Plan to help guide you through your time at Triton College. Think of your Academic Plan as a map to help you navigate the courses that you need in order to be successful. Academic plans are best completed via appointments with your specific advisor.

• Academic Programs: Speak with your advisor regarding your program of study, to explore different program opportunities or update your academic program.

• Campus Referral: Assistance with academic-related issues.

• Waivers/Petitions: Help with a placement test waiver or general petition.

• Free Workshops and Events: Offers a variety of workshops and events free of cost for Triton students.


Pre-Enrollment Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students before registration in determining the appropriateness of educational plans.

Major Selection

Assistance is available in the selection of a program and curriculum that will meet the student’s life and career goals.

Transfer Planning

Individualized counseling is offered to students considering transferring to a four-year institution or other training/educational opportunities.

Triton College has partnerships with selected colleges and universities to offer students the opportunity to pursue their educational goals through guaranteed admission agreements. Through participation in these programs, students will be able to earn their associate's degree and bachelor's degree through a seamless process. They may be required to meet stated guidelines of the transfer institutions. Current partner institutions include the University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University, Governors State University and Elmhurst College. For more information, please visit

Academic Planning

Advisors are available to help students complete a semester by semester guide of courses necessary to complete your degree.

Meetings with College Representatives

Each semester Triton hosts individual visits of admission counselors representing more than 50 different colleges and universities. In addition, Triton sponsors several college fairs per year.

Transfer Guides

Triton offers transfer guides for more than 50 colleges and universities. A transfer guide is a planning tool used to select appropriate Triton course work in preparation for transfer. Students can pick up transfer guides in Room B-140 in the Student Center or by appointment. Students may also review transfer information at


Programs of standardized testing, both individual and group, are used to help students gain new information and insights regarding future career goals.

Credit Courses

COL 102◊, Embracing the College Experience is a three-credit-hour course designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of the college experience. CSG 150◊, Career/Life Planning is a one-credit-hour course designed to enhance personal growth and career decision-making skills. CSG 296◊, Special Topics in Counseling, is a credit course on selected topics in the areas of counseling and may vary from semester to semester. The course may be repeated a maximum of four times when topics are different. All of these courses can be used as electives towards graduation.