Academic Advising


About Advising About Advising

CJC Academic Advisors guide, inform, and direct students to resources provided by the College of Journalism and Communications, the University of Florida, and the community. We encourage students to take a responsible and proactive role in advising. Be sure to consult the advising syllabus every semester and reach out to your major advisor early.

Contact Us

Office: Weimer Hall, 1060
Phone: 352-392-1124

Click here to meet and contact our advisors.

What We Do

Advisors in the College of Journalism and Communications are primarily responsible for working directly with students from the time they are admitted to the university to degree completion. Our advisors work directly with current and prospective students about academic/degree requirements as well as college and institutional regulations. Advising includes:

  • Course planning and creation of a 4-year academic plan (or in the case of transfer students, a 2-year plan)
  • Interpretation of the degree audit and critical tracking requirements
  • Interpretation of standardized test scores and course equivalencies
  • Evaluation and approval of requests to change majors
  • Planning for minors, dual degrees, and combination degrees
  • Understanding requirements for graduation, including graduating with honors
  • Planning for study abroad, transient student coursework, Flexible Learning (distance) coursework
  • Special needs related to wellness and support, making referrals as need to the Dean of Students Office, Counseling and Wellness Center, and the Disability Resource Center
  • Schedule adjustments (drop/add), including retroactive withdrawals
  • Understanding college and university petitions processes
  • Identification of college and university student organizations

Advising Hours

Residential (on-campus) Students:

  • By appointment and virtual/in-person drop-ins (instructions below):
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please note that our advising hours are subject to advisors’ availability. Due to high student traffic during advance registration and drop/add, residential advisors will see residential students on a virtual drop-in/walk-in basis only during those time periods.

PaCE Students:

  • By Appointment:
    • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • By Virtual Drop-ins:
    • Fridays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Please note that advising hours are subject to advisors’ availability. For example, during the advance registration and drop/add periods, our PaCE advisor will see students on a virtual drop-in basis only due to high student traffic during those times.

During regular periods of the semester, our PaCE advisor is available to meet with students by phone, zoom, or in-person. Please click here for more information about PaCE advising support and resources.

UF Online Students:

  • By appointment:
    • Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 p.m.
    • Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Our UF Online advisors are available to meet students in our 100% online programs by phone and zoom appointments only. Please click here for the link to your UF Online advisor’s appointment information.