Department of English at Illinois State University

Finding Your Advisor

Mark Vegter, Academic Advisor

Mark VegterAdvising
English Studies Majors
Publishing Studies Majors

Read Mark Vegter's Bio

414J Stevenson Hall
(309) 438-5783
Contact Mark Vegter

Tara Hjalmquist, Academic Advisor

Tara HjalmquistAdvising
English Education

414G Stevenson Hall
(309) 438-3425
Contact Tara Hjalmquist

Who Is My Advisor?


English majors and minors with less than 24 credit-hours are advised in the University College Academic Advisement Center. Honors students in English with less than 24 credit-hours are advised in the Honors Office.

English Studies and Publishing Studies Sequences

Majors in the English Studies and Publishing studies sequences with 24 or more credit-hours are advised in the English Department by Mark Vegter.

English Education Sequence

Majors in the English Education sequence are advised in the English Department by Tara Hjalmquist.


Minors in the English Department are advised by Mark Vegter.


Do you have questions about English course but are not an English major? Contact the English Department Undergraduate Studies Secretary to request an appointment.

Before Scheduling an Appointment

  • Go to Advising Forms and find the Plan of Study sheet that corresponds with your major or minor.
  • Using Progress Towards My Degree on, note what course requirements you have already fulfilled.


To Request an Appointment

Appointments are scheduled through the University Appointment Manager. All English students should have received an email about how to use Appointment Manager.

If you can't find your email, please contact your Advisor.


When requesting an appointment:

  • Please include your UID number and a brief reason for the appointment.
  • Please arrive five minutes early and wait in Stevenson 414F, The English Advising Reception Area.
  • Please bring any materials or questions that you may have