Undergraduate Advising

Sprau TowerUndergraduate students in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University should meet with the department advisor regularly. The department advisor can assist students in understanding degree requirements, campus resources and academic options, while helping students determine and achieve academic goals.

To meet with the academic advisor, students must either attend walk-in hours or schedule an appointment. For updated advising information and notifications, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Drop-in advising

  • Drop-in advising is typically available Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. (check the link below to view upcoming availability). Meetings are limited to 15 minutes.
  • Drop-in hours.

Advising appointments

  • "Spring Registration Advising" appointments are 15-minute meetings from October 9 through October 27 to help students plan for spring courses (students register for courses on their own and not with an advisor). These appointments can be scheduled using the link below. Regular 30-minute advising appointments will resume in November.
  • "New Transfer Student Advising" appointments are 60-minute meetings for students who are already admitted to WMU but have not started classes here yet and have not met with any advisors. For transfer advising appointments between October 9 and October 27, please email the advisor to schedule an appointment. Appointments after October 27 can be scheduled using the link below.
  • Appointments are in person. If a schedule accommodation or a phone appointment is required, please contact the advisor for help.

Schedule an appointment

Contact the undergraduate advisor

Email Elizabeth Cramer, 319 Sprau Tower

Declare a major or minor

The School of Communication offers seven majors and two minors. To explore the options and their requirements, review different majors and minors in the Undergraduate Academic section of the website.

If you are ready to declare your major or minor, you may request the change online:

Internships

Find information about internships and applying for credit on our internship page.

Degree requirements

Check your remaining courses in Degree Works (accessible through a student's GoWMU account) or refer to your degree requirements. Degree requirements can also be found at the office on the third floor of Sprau Tower.

Undergraduate information, links and services