PATH: Professional Advising and Teaching Hub
Academic Advising for Undergraduates
Welcome message from Dr. Weigold
Welcome to PATH
Meet the advising team
Dr. Mike Weigold
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Distance Education
Coordinator of Academic Programs
Advisers are assigned based on your degree program. We take walk-ins for advising Monday through Friday, 8 am until 4:30 pm. Please contact your adviser if you wish to schedule an appointment.
Bridget Dunbar (Robinson)
Coordinator of TV and Radio station immersion experiences
Graduate student in MAMC
Graduate student in MAMC
Degree Audit – ppt and/or video
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Outside Concentration Requirement (see video)
- 3rd English Elective – All CJC students must complete a total of 9 credits of English. Typically, students complete ENC1101 and ENC1102. For the 3rd English Elective, choose anything taught by the English Dept., with a course prefix of ENC, ENG, AML, LIT, or CRW.
- 52 credits CJC courses, 72 credits non-CJC courses – All CJC students beginning with catalog year 2013 must complete 52 credits of CJC courses, and 72 credits of non-CJC courses, totaling 124 credits required for graduation.Consult with an adviser during advance registration advising. Don’t take random courses for the sake of being a full-time student – always choose an elective inside our college. We have many special topics courses offered each semester. Take advantage of them.
- 124 credits required for graduation
- General education requirements (incl. writing and math requirement)
- Summer enrollment
- Residency (last 25% of credits)
Dropping and Adding courses
- During the Drop / add period – Log onto your ISIS and search for courses. Add and drop courses as needed. If you are unable to add a course that is offered by our college, submit the course request to the corresponding dept.:
- After drop / add ends – see www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/dropadd.html for more information
Preparing for graduation
- Apply on ISIS prior to the deadline. If you miss the deadline, no problem. Just fill out our form “Apply for the Degree After the Deadline” under our forms tab.
- UF Commencement Information
- Graduating with High or Highest Honors
Dates and deadlines
Withdrawing from UF
Prospective transfer students
Interested in Transferring to our college? If you have completed your associate of arts degree at a state or community college in Florida, please refer to this information when preparing to apply to our degree programs: link to our requirements http://www.jou.ufl.edu/academics/bachelors/admissions/
Transient Student Process
Combined Degree and Certificate Programs
- Undergraduate Certificate in International Communication
- Certificate in Web Design and Online Communication
- Certificate in Social Media
- Certificate in Global Strategic Communication
Freshman Information: The university’s Office of Admissions coordinates freshman admission.
Transfer Information: The College of Journalism and Communications evaluates applicants on a space-available basis. A 2.5 grade point average (on all work attempted) and 60 credits of acceptable credit are generally required for admission at the junior year.
To be eligible for admission, a transfer student from a Florida public college must have an Associate of Arts degree, including all prerequisite tracking courses. Transfer students from other universities and non-Florida public colleges should complete the first two years’ requirements for the major before transferring.
Students denied admissions may petition. Petitions are available from PATH: Professional Advising and Teaching Hub, 1060 Weimer Hall.
The following four courses are required for transfer students to be admitted:
- AMH2010 – American History to 1877
- AMH2020 – American History since 1877
- POS2041 – American Federal Government
- POS2112 – State/Local Government OR CPO2001 – Comparative Politics OR INR2001 – International Relations
- Students applying to the Advertising major must also complete ECO2013 or ECO2023 – Macroeconomics or Microeconomics to be admitted.
- *Important Note for transfer students applying for admission to Advertising or Public Relations: we will accept PSY2012 – General Psychology, instead of POS2112, CPO2001, or INR2001.
Notes regarding MMC 2100 “Writing for Mass Communication”
Advertising majors: Advertising students are required to take MMC 2100. MMC2100 taken at the state/community college will be accepted.
Telecommunication majors: Telecommunication students must take the equivalent of MMC2100, RTV 2100, “Writing for Electronic Media”. MMC2100 taken at the state/community college will be accepted in lieu of RTV2100. Entry into the broadcast news sequence is limited to students in the Department of Telecommunication who have passed a test to evaluate writing ability. Contact the department office to determine when the writing tests are given. Both courses require students to have a typing proficiency of at least 20 words per minute or personal computer skills.
Journalism and Public Relations majors: All students admitted into the Journalism and Public Relations programs will be required to take JOU3109c at UF. MMC2100 taken at the state/community college will not be accepted in lieu of JOU3109c.
Undergraduate Admission Deadlines
Application deadlines below are for undergraduate transfer applicants and undergraduates seeking readmission:
- Spring 2016 – November 4, 2015
- Summer A/C 2016 – February 1, 2016
- Summer B 2016 – March 1, 2016
- Fall 2016 – March 1, 2016
Readmission applies to students who have previously attended the University of Florida as a degree seeking student. Former undergraduate students who do not enroll at the University for two consecutive terms (this includes summer semesters) or are dismissed must apply for readmission. Please keep in mind that if you attended UF for a semester but then withdrew from that term, you are considered to have attended that semester so applying for readmission may not be necessary. When reviewing your readmission application, the College of Journalism and Communications will take into consideration your academic history as well as your potential success in your selected major; however, readmission is based on availability and is not guaranteed.
There are three different categories of readmissions:
The Fresh Start Program is designed to assist former University of Florida undergraduate students who have been dismissed from UF and want to pursue readmission after an absence of no fewer than five calendar years (during which time they have engaged predominantly in nonacademic activities). The College of Journalism and Communications generally supports Fresh Start for who had a difficult beginning at UF rather than students who were dismissed after their junior or senior year since this is typically the time that students have the greatest transition issues (i.e., high school to college).
Students interested in the Fresh Start Program in the College of Journalism and Communications should first contact an academic advisor in 1060 Weimer Hall to determine initial eligibility.
If re-admitted under the Fresh Start Program, credit for previous UF courses in which a grade of C or better was earned will be calculated in UF hours earned and may be applied toward a degree. No grades previously earned in UF courses will be included in the UF grade point average. All previous course attempts and grades received will remain on the student’s academic record and transcript. Fresh Start students are readmitted in good standing. However, if they accumulate a grade point deficit of 15 or more points in the future, no further petition for readmission will be allowed. Additionally, Fresh Start students are not allowed to change majors.
If you seek readmission to the College of Journalism and Communications after being dismissed from the University of Florida, you must apply by the deadline according to the university calendar. The College of Journalism and Communications usually does not readmit students with more than 20 deficit points; students who have been dismissed and have subsequently earned an AA degree at another institution; or, students who have been dismissed after having already been readmitted once; therefore, you may need to consider other academic options. If you do have between 15-20 deficit points, your application will be reviewed by the CJC readmission committee. Upon review of your application, you may be invited to meet with a readmission advisor to discuss your academic plan. During this interview, your advisor will develop a readmission contract with you that will specify GPA and course requirements. The contract will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for approval. If approved, you will be monitored each semester you are under contract. Students must meet all contract conditions to be eligible to continue in the College.
Below 2.0 UF GPA
We encourage you to consult with a PATH academic advisor to discuss the likelihood of readmission to the major you desire. If there were any documentable extenuating circumstances that affected your academic performance while at UF, you are encouraged to look into the University Petitions process in an effort to potentially improve your chances for readmission by reducing your deficit record. Once you are ready to apply go to the UF Admissions Office for more information on the readmission application process and make sure that you apply by the required deadline.
If you left UF with 20 or fewer deficit points, were in universal tracking terms 1-5, and have not taken additional coursework since you left UF, CJC will attempt to work with you on a case-by-case basis. However, be aware that taking classes elsewhere after leaving UF with a deficit record could jeopardize consideration for readmission since these grades do not improve your UF GPA.
- If you earn an AA degree from the Florida community college system after leaving UF with a deficit record, you will not be eligible for readmission under the articulation agreement.
- If you left UF with 20 or fewer deficit points but were in universal tracking terms 6 and higher, your chances of readmission are reduced.
- If you left UF with more than 20 deficit points, please refer to the other readmission category: Readmission – Dismissed.
Above 2.0 UF GPA
If you left CJC on-track for the major you were pursuing and are reapplying to the same major without having earned any additional credits elsewhere, follow the standard readmission procedures outlined on the UF Admissions Office website. If a student is “on-track” and in good standing before an absence of two or more semesters, and reapplies to the same major they were in before the absence then readmission is generally granted.
If a student leaves and reapplies after ten years, and subsequently readmitted, then the catalog in effect at the time of readmission must be followed.
Deficit Records at Other Institutions
Students with a deficit record at a different (not-UF) institution may not be admitted or readmitted to UF. If a student earns a deficit record while doing transient work at a different institution, they are permitted to return and graduate. However, if that student skips two consecutive terms at any point after the deficit record is earned, their readmission application will be denied until they can correct the deficit record.
PATH: Professional Advising and Teaching Hub
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
1060 Weimer Hall
PO Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400