Undergraduate Advising Office
1100 Knight Hall
Appointments: 301-405-2399

A journalism major’s success depends on academic advising provided by the Merrill College of Journalism. Advisors are available year-round for appointments.

Although well-informed advisors are prepared to explain academic policies and to guide you through the process of choosing courses, your progress here is ultimately up to you. It is imperative that you understand the material in the student handbook and that you fulfill the expectations advisors have for you.

The advisors in the college strive to protect your right to quality advising, but it is up to you to bring anything unusual to their attention immediately.
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a journalism student are described on page 26 of the student handbook.
    During your first advising appointment, you will be asked to sign a statement indicating that you understand and agree to meet the college’s requirements.
  • The Recognition of Student Responsibility form is reprinted on page 19 of the handbook.
    We have listed suggestions to make your advising a comfortable and successful experience. The more prepared you are, the more successful you will be.
  • Steps to Take Before Your Advising Appointment can be found on page 27 of the handbook.

We look forward to seeing you!