Schedule an Appointment

Same Day Appointments

During peak periods of class registration, we offer Same Day Appointments each Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:00am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm.  For Spring 2019, Same Day Appointments will begin Tuesday, March 19 through the end of the semester.

Starting at 8:00am on a Tuesday or Wednesday, please call 614-292-8444 or stop by 3033 Derby Hall to reserve a time for later that same day. Same Day Express Appointments are limited to 15 minutes, filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cannot be reserved via email.

Appointments for School of Communication Students

Appointments will begin Week 2 of the term. 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. 

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 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)