Advising

You can contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu

Drop-in Advising Schedule   Scheduling an Appointment

The Department of Communication Undergraduate advising is located in Room 2101D in the Skinner Building. The COMM Undergraduate Advising Office phone number is 301-405-0862.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Advising Office will be modifying the way we deliver services. See below for details.

Mandatory Advising (Freshmen and External Transfers) | Mandatory Advising (all others) | General Advising | PR Course Permission | Change of Major (Freshmen) | Change of Major (all others)

Mandatory Advising (for first-semester freshmen and external transfer students in their first semester at UMD)

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • Before your appointment, run your unofficial degree audit here: https://uachieve.umd.edu/ to familiarize yourself with your degree requirements

  • An advisor will send a copy of your academic plan to ARHU Advising after your phone call.

  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your advising block being lifted.

Mandatory Advising (for all other students with mandatory advising blocks)
  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at  the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • Before your appointment, run your unofficial degree audit here: https://uachieve.umd.edu/ to check your degree requirements and to determine what you still need to complete

  • You will also need to complete your mandatory advising with ARHU in order to have your advising block removed.

General Advising
  • For information on your specific degree requirements, you can run your unofficial degree audit here: https://uachieve.umd.edu/

  • For general quick questions please email:  commadvising@umd.edu.  

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advisor at the number provided in the confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • You may also reach us by phone: 301-405-0862 or 301-405-6519 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday-Friday (Please note that with phone appointments taking place, we will not always be able to answer your call.  If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible or you can email us at the address above.)

PR Course Permission
  • COMM331, COMM332, COMM353 and COMM483 require Departmental permission to register. If you are a current COMM major and are planning to take any of these courses in the fall semester and do not have a mandatory advising block, you may complete the form here: https://go.umd.edu/PRpermission for permission to register (please allow up to 2 business days for a response).  Please note that we do not grant permission for non-majors to register for restricted classes.

  • If you need permission to register for COMM386, please see our Internship page for the application form and instructions.

Change of Major (First semester freshmen)
  • Via phone appointment: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • An advisor will send a copy of your academic plan to ARHU Advising after your phone call.

  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your major being changed/added.

Change of Major (For all other current UMD students)
  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your major being changed/added.

Drop-in Advising Schedule

There will be no drop-in advising in the Fall 2020 semester.  Advising is currently being offered by appointment only.  See below to schedule a phone appointment with an advisor.
 

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

Currently, all COMM advising appointments will take place over the phone. 

To schedule an advising appointment with a Communication Academic Advisor, please use our online scheduling system found here to schedule an appointment with an advisor. You will complete a one-time registration process that takes about two minutes (if you have already set up an account for the Oral Communication Center (OCC), you should use that account). After registering, you will login and select COMM Advising from the drop down menu. If you prefer, you can call the Undergraduate Advising Office at 301-405-0862 to schedule an appointment. Please note that we cannot send confirmation emails for appointments scheduled over the phone.

You can also contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu