About Comm Studies Advising

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U-M students, transfer students and prospective Communication Studies majors are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a department advisor to discuss all Communication Studies prerequisite courses and the major in Communication Studies. General advising appointments are also available with faculty members to discuss the Communication Studies major, academic planning, career planning, and interest in graduate school. Students and prospective students are encouraged to meet with a department advisor early in their academic career. It is advisable to meet with a department advisor no later than the first semester of your sophomore year.

Appointments for current U-M students are made by clicking on the 'Make an Advising Appointment' button above.

Non- and prospective U-M students (high school students and prospective transfer students) may contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator by email to discuss the Communication Studies prerequisite courses and major requirements in Communication Studies. Students planning a visit to U-M who wish to meet with a Communication Studies advisor are encouraged to attend one of the following briefings for prospective U-M students:

  • September 18, 10-11AM, 5342 North Quad
  • September 25, 2-3PM, 5356 North Quad
  • October 9, 10-11AM, 5342 North Quad
  • October 23, 2-3PM, 5356 North Quad
  • November 20, 2-3PM, 5356 North Quad

If you plan to attend one of these briefings please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator by email at least two weeks prior to the visit with your name, e-mail address and contact telephone number. Individual appointments for prospective U-M students are not available in the department.

The online appointment system offers the following options:

Pre-Major Advising

For undeclared or prospective students with questions regarding the Communication Studies prerequisite courses, declaration process or Communication Studies major requirements

General Advising

For general questions regarding the Communication Studies major, course scheduling, and academic/career planning

Registration Advising

Registration difficulties should be emailed to Undergrad Student Services with Subject = REGISTRATION PROBLEM. Include your name, UMID, and a description of the problem. Registration emails will be responded to within 48 business hours. For course selection or planning make a general advising appointment.

Accepted Declaration

For students who have completed all four Communication Studies prerequisite courses with at least a 2.7 prerequisite grade point average. No other declaration appointments will be accepted

Major Release Forms

(Senior Audits) For completion of your Major Release Form and graduation paperwork

Domestic Transfer Credit Eval

For students who wish to take or have already taken courses at another domestic institution and would like credit evaluated to count toward the Communication Studies major requirements. No transfer credit is allowed for prerequisite courses.

Foreign Credit Eval

For students planning to study abroad or international students with foreign credit complete the steps for pre-approval before you leave and final approval when you return:



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