Schedule an Appointment

Until further notice, the advising office physical location is temporarily closed. We are providing advising appointments by phone or CarmenZoom. Advisors will be available by email during business hours. See below for more information


Advising Appointments

The School of Communication advising office is open! We are commited to helping students get the advising assistance they need while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students and advisors. Advising appointments will be provided by phone or CarmenZoom until further notice. To schedule an appointment:

  • Visit OnCourse to schedule your own appointment (preferred). Please list your phone number when reserving your appointment time. The advisor will call you for your phone or CarmenZoom appointment. 
  • Call the advising office at 614-292-8444 to arrange an appointment.
  • If you are registered with Student Life Disability Services and need an accommodation to a phone/CarmenZoom advising appointment, please contact your assigned advisor by email to arrange an alternative format.

Same Day appointments will not be available this term. For more urgent concerns, please email your advisor. Advisors are working hard to return emails ASAP but please allow 24 hours for a response. 

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. 

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, 7:30am - 4:30pm (Closed on holidays)