Schedule an Appointment

For the first 2 weeks of Autumn Semester, our advisors are only available for Drop-In Advising!

No appointment necessary, just come into our office to sign in and see an advisor. Drop-In Advising is limited to 15 minutes and designed for quick scheduling-related questions only.  Drop-In advising is not advisor specific so be prepared to be seen by the next available advisor. 

Week 1:
Monday, August 20
1:00-4:00 PM (last student must sign-in before 3:45 PM)
Tuesday, August 21 – Friday, August 24
9:00 AM-noon (last student must sign-in before 11:45 AM)
1:00-4:00 PM (last student must sign-in before 3:45 PM)

Week 2:
Monday, August 27 – Friday, August 31
9:00 AM-noon (last student must sign-in before 11:45 AM)
1:00-4:00 PM (last student must sign-in before 3:45 PM)


Appointments for School of Communication Students

You must have an appointment if you want to see an advisor in the School of Communication. To schedule a 30 minute appointment with an advisor in the School of Communication:

  • Visit OnCourse to schedule your own appointment (preferred)
  • Call the advising office at 614-292-8444 
  • Visit 3033 Derby Hall front desk

Appointments cannot be scheduled over email. Appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. We do not offer drop-in advising or same day appointments during summer term.


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 upcoming Major Information Session dates and times.


Prospective High School or Transfer Students

Please email advisor Lisa Jerele at jerele.2@osu.edu 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)

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