Schedule an Appointment

Current School of Communication Students

This process is for declared pre-major, major, and minor students only.

Regularly scheduled appointments and Same-Day Express Appointments resume during Week 3 of spring semester on Monday, January 23rd. Appointments are required in order to see an advisor.


30 Minute Appointments

You must have an appointment if you want to see an advisor in the School of Communication. To schedule an appointment with your advisor in the School of Communication, visit AdvisingConnect(preferred), call 614-292-8444, or stop in 3033 Derby Hall. Appointments cannot be scheduled over email. Appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.


Same-Day Express Appointments

Offered weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only

Same-Day Express Appointments are available every Tuesday and Wednesday. These 15 minute appointments are booked the day of the appointment time for quick questions or scheduling concerns. Degree plans and more in depth questions should be directed to 30 minute appointments. Here are instructions on how to reserve a Same-Day Express Appointment:

  • Beginning at 8:00 AM on Tuesday or Wednesday, please call 614-292-8444 or stop by 3033 Derby Hall to schedule a Same-Day Express Appointment for later that same day.
  • If calling and you reach our voicemail, please leave a message with your name and phone number so that we can return your call to schedule a Same-Day Express Appointment if still available for later that same day.   

Same Day Express Appointments are limited to 15 minutes, filled on a first-come/first-served basis, and cannot be scheduled via email. 

Non-School of Communication Ohio State Students

Are you a current Ohio State student thinking of switching your major to communication or journalism?

Students are required to attend a Major Information Session before scheduling an individual advising appointment with a School of Communication advisor. Students can declare pre-communication or pre-journalism at the session.

See Declaring the Pre-Major for Spring Semester Major Information Session dates and times.

Prospective Ohio State Students

Please email Lisa Jerele, Academic Advisor, at to request additional information and to schedule an advising appointment. We recommend arranging your visit at least 2-3 weeks in advance as appointments fill quickly. Appointments are required. In addition, we encourage prospective students to arrange an Admissions Overview and Tour to learn about Ohio State's application and admissions requirements.

Advising Office Location

3033 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 - Ohio State map

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Closed on holidays)