Self-Advising

Self-administered advising is an advising alternative for junior and senior students who feel they are comfortable in planning and monitoring their academic progress. Students graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 may not do self-advising and must see their advisor to have their hold removed. 

In choosing self–administered advising, the student is accepting responsibility for knowing specific academic markers of his/her own degree plan and sub-plan. It is NOT a complete replacement for individual advising that may need to periodically occur as dictated by the Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department and/or university policy or practice. Participating in self-administered advising does not preclude students from seeking individual advising in the future.

To initiate self-administered advising, download and print the Self-Advising Form (PDF). Please note that students graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 may not do self-advising and must see their advisor to have their hold removed.

Upon completing the form, sign and date it and deliver it to the Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department office in Media Center, 114. The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This form allows the department to lift the advising hold flag from your student account. The form will be reviewed for completion, and will not be accepted until all of the required information has been completed.

We will make every effort to have the hold flag lifted prior to your registration deadline. A member of our staff will make note of the advising hold flag removal and initial the form. A copy of this signed document will be placed in your student file housed within the MCCS Department. It is the student’s responsibility to verify the removal of the Advising Hold Flag prior to registration. You can view your hold flags by logging onto your Online Services account.