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Department Advisors

U-M students, transfer students and prospective Communication and Media majors are encouraged to schedule an appointment with department advisor Sofia Carlsson, Fatima Al-zeheri or faculty advisor Faith Sparr through the online appointment system. 

Students and prospective students are encouraged to meet with a department advisor early in their academic career to plan and discuss their academic goals. It is helpful to meet with a department advisor no later than the first semester of your sophomore year.

Appointments for current U-M students are made by clicking on the "Schedule an Advising Appointment" button below.

How to declare the major.

Virtual Advising Appointments

You no longer need to be on campus to take care of your major advising needs! You can scedule virtual appointment and talk face-to-face with an advisor using Zoom. Zoom allows for screen and document sharing as well. To schedule a virtual advising appointment, simply use the online calendar and choose "virtual" as the format for the meeting. Follow the link in the confirmation email to meet with your advisor. The advisor will admit you from a virtual waiting room at the time of your appointment. 

You can also schedule a phone appointment if that works better for you. Your advisor will call you at the number you submit when making the appointment. 

Sometimes advising appointments can be complicated and go over the allotted time. Please allow for a five minute delay 

Non- and prospective U-M students (high school students and prospective transfer students) may email to discuss the Communication and Media prerequisite courses and major requirements. If you plan to attend a campus tour and would like to meet with a department advisor, please email with your name, e-mail address and contact telephone number. 

The online appointment system offers the following options:

Pre-Major Advising

For undeclared or prospective students with questions regarding the Communication and Media major, prerequisites, declaration process, or major requirements.

General Major Advising

For declared Communication and Media majors with general questions regarding the major requirements, course scheduling, academic/career planning or transfer/study abroad course evaluation process.

Major Release (Senior Audit)

(Senior Audits) For completion of your Major Release Form and graduation paperwork