Need Help? Information for Communication Majors

Visit the Communication Undergraduate Advising Office (ILC N323) for:

  • Applying to the Comm major
  • Course selection
  • Help with add/drop or registration
  • Checking your progress toward graduation
  • General questions about the major

Peer advisors are available on a drop-in basis Mondays 10am-4pm, Tuesdays 9:30am-2pm, Wednesdays 12-4pm, or by email at

Make an appointment with your academic advisor (Aaron Hoholik, Marianne Neal-Joyce, or Mary Pion) for:

  • Academic planning
  • Checking your progress toward graduation
  • Advice about careers and graduate study
  • Opportunities beyond the curriculum
  • Approval of Comm transfer credits
  • Prior approval to take Comm courses at another college or university
  • Prior approval to count courses in another UMass department toward the Comm major
  • Approval of study abroad courses
  • Approval of domestic exchange courses
  • Approval of 5-College courses

Schedule an appointment with an advisor:

  • Marianne Neal-Joyce, ILC N322, Director of Undergraduate Advising
  • Aaron Hoholik, ILC N324
  • Mary Pion, ILC N326

Visit the SBS Pathways Center for:

  • Requesting late adds, late drops, late withdrawals, or late changes to pass/fail
  • Requesting to enroll in more than 18 credits in one semester
  • Petitions to enroll beyond the 10th semester
  • Reinstatement from probation or suspension
  • Complicated questions about Gen Ed requirements

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