Academics: Advising for Communication Majors
Advising for the Fall 2011 semester will run March 30-April 13. Registration begins April 11. Students should set up appointments to meet with their advisors during this time period. Kevin Williams, Jason McKahan and Monica Larson request that you sign up for a time slot on the sheets by their offices. Dr. Webb requests that you email her to set up a time.
Before your appointment...
While your advisor will do everything he or she possibly can to answer your questions and guide you through the registration process, in order for a successful experience we ask that you do some preliminary work on your schedule before you come to your advising meeting.
Be aware of what courses you need to take by consulting the University catalog. Course schedules have been printed that show offerings, or you can view the online schedule. (The online schedule has the advantage of showing how many seats are filled in a particular class at any given time.) The Comm curriculum is available both in the catalog and on this site. You may want to do a degree evaluation in RAIL as well. (Download the pdf instructions if you don't know how to do this.)
Fill out your paperwork prior to your meeting. In the back of the printed schedules are two forms for you to fill out: a proposed schedule for yourself and another for your advisor. (You may want to use pencil in case of changes during advisement.)
Be on time for your advising session!
Identifying your advisor
If you are unsure who your advisor is, you can find out on RAIL.
- Login to RAIL.
- Click on Student.
- Click on Student Records.
- Click on View Student Information.
- Select the current or most recent term.
- Information about your current degree program will come up, including your current advisor.