Improve Your GPA

Not happy with your grades? We can help you do better.

If you’ve received a few low grades, don’t despair. There are lots of things you can do to improve your study habits, understand the course material, and bring your GPA up to where you want it to be. Here are just a few.

Talk to Your Instructor

Take a few minutes after class to touch base, or stop by during your instructor’s posted office hours. Our instructors want to see you succeed.

Visit the Tutoring Center

We offer free tutoring in more than 50 subjects and in general topics like study skills and overcoming testing anxiety. Join a study-skills class or sign up for private tutoring—either way, our professional tutors will help you learn and thrive.

Additional Resources

Talk to Your Academic Advisor

Your advisor can help you navigate the resources available to you. Make an appointment by calling 847-214-7390 or emailing

Meet with a Wellness Professional

If personal issues are getting in the way of your academic progress, make an appointment with a wellness professional.

Respond to Spartan Alerts

If you receive a “Spartan Alert” email, this means that an instructor has reason to believe that your course grade or standing in the course needs closer attention. Upon receipt of this email, make an appointment with the Director of Student Success & Judicial Affairs as soon as possible. You’ll work closely with an ECC team to develop a plan for improvement.