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COMM Department Academic Advising


Drop-in advising appointments will be available during the first two weeks of each quarter.
Advising appointments for long-term planning will be available during week 3 - week 10.

 

Contact Us!

Students can contact a Communication Department advisor:

  • Via email at commugrad@ucsd.edu
  • Submit a question through Virtual Advising Center (VAC)
  • Via scheduled virtual drop-in advising (see section below)
  • Via a scheduled advising appointment (see section below)

We look forward to helping you!

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising is intended for quick questions and to help students finalize their schedules. 

We expect drop-in wait time to be approximately 5-20 minutes, with a longer wait time at the beginning of the session. An advisor will give you access from the waiting room when it is your turn.

Our next drop-in advising sessions will be held during the first two weeks of Fall Quarter 2022:

In Person Virtual
Zoom Link HERE
Week 0 Thurs 9/22 MCC 124C
11a - 12p
2 - 3p

11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Week 1 Mon 9/26
11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Tues 9/27
11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Wed 9/28 MCC 124C
11a - 12p
2 - 3p

11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Thurs 9/29 MCC 124C
11a - 12p
2 - 3p

11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Week 2 Mon 10/3
11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Tues 10/4
11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Wed 10/5 MCC 124C
11a - 12p
2 - 3p

11a - 12p
2 - 3p
Thurs 10/6 MCC 124C
11a - 12p
2 - 3p

11a - 12p
2 - 3p

 

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Appointments are 30 minutes and are available to address more detailed and complex questions, such as: 
  • Long-term quarter-by-quarter plan
  • Readmission Forms
  • SAP Appeal Forms
  • Academic Probation/Disqualification Concerns
  • Questions and referrals to other campus resources
Advising appointments for long-term planning will be available during week 3 - week 10 of each academic quarter. Please contact commugrad@ucsd.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Prospective (non-UCSD) Students 

 Office of Undergraduate Admissions advises all prospective UCSD undergraduate students. 

What kind of advisor should I see?

Navigating Academic Advising and Records at UC San Diego

College Academic Advisor

  • General Academic Support
  • College General Education Requirements (IGETC, TAG, writing courses)
  • Quarter by quarter planning for college general education & university requirements
  • Petition course for general education requirements
  • University Policies
  • Graduation and Unit Requirements
  • Assist with study abroad, financial aid, VA forms, International Center forms, student-athlete forms, and verifying
    completion of college and university requirements for graduation

Major / Minor Advisor

  • Advice on Major or Minor Requirements
  • Petitioning a course for credit towards a major/minor requirement
  • Double Major Petition
  • Application for Special Studies Course (Independent Research 198/199)

Career Center Advisor

  • Career exploration
  • Online and in-person career assessments
  • Employment search skills: resume and cover letter development, job applications, interviewing
  • Graduate school information, including how to apply and general requirements