Departmental advisors are here to help you, so take advantage of all they have to
Before you attend your advising session, watch this video to make sure you are prepared
for the meeting with your advisor!
Prepare for Advising (video)
General Advising Information
- Departmental advising must take place each semester that you have an advising hold or a degree completion plan hold on your PeopleSoft
- First-year experience students (non-transfer) are required to meet with their FYE
Advisors at least twice in the fall semester and once in the spring semester
- First term transfer students will attend a TU orientation session where you will work
with a COMM advisor to register for classes; you will then be assigned a permanent
- First-term seniors must seek advising to make sure you are ready to apply for graduation
— you should have an in-person meeting with your advisor to go through your academic
- Graduating seniors are not required to have your hold removed, if you do not need
to register for classes for the following semester
The Academic Requirements Report is the official document used by the department and
graduation office to evaluate if you have completed the requirements for your degree,
so you should monitor this report each semester
- Department advisors can only remove academic advising holds; all other holds (bursar’s
office, health center, etc.) must be dealt with separately
First-Semester Transfer Students
Once admitted to Towson University, you will attend a TU Orientation session where
you will meet a COMM advisor who will help you register for classes and answer any
questions. Transfer students may find these other links helpful:
New Majors Advising
If you are new to the major, but not to the university, we want to acclimate you to
the department. Once your change of major is processed, you will receive an email
from the department asking you to complete a New Majors Onboarding module, where you
will learn about the requirements of the major and department opportunities. Once
you complete your onboarding session, you’ll be assigned a regular advisor, who will
assist you as you move through the major.
In order to get an advising hold removed, you must meet with your assigned advisor.
Departmental advising takes place primarily during October & November and March &
April. Your advisor will email you prior to the start of departmental advising to
ask you to make an appointment.
Degree Completion Planning
If you have a hold on your account that requires you to submit your degree completion
plan, you will need to meet with an advisor. When you meet with your advisor, please
come prepared to discuss your plan toward graduation.
A suggested degree completion plan for the communication studies major can be found
in the catalogue.
View more information: https://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/communication-studies/resources/advising.html