Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic Advising Office

Location: 702 S Wright Street, room 3051 Phone: (217) 333-1647 Hours: 9:00am-noon, 1:00pm-4:30, M-F

The Academic Advising Office welcomes students interested in learning about educational and career opportunities in the field of Communication. Our advisors assist students with academic planning, career and graduate school goals, as well as helping them navigate campus resources.

 

Spring 2014 Academic Deadlines

For explanation of these policies go to http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/courses.html
UG = Undergraduate; GRAD = Graduate

March 2014

  • March 22 - 30
    • Spring Break

April 2014

  • April 4
    • Deadline to withdraw from the university and receive the minimum 40% pro-rata refund
  • April 7
    • Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2014 begins for continuing students only
  • April 11
    • Deadline to add GRAD POT B course via Department Office
  • April 18
    • Deadline to drop a UG POT B course via Student Self-Service without a grade of W
    • Deadline to drop a GRAD POT B course via Student Self-Service
    • Deadline to elect credit/no-credit or to change credit/no-credit to regular grade basis in a UG POT B course
    • Deadline to file intent to use the Campus Grade Replacement option in a UG POT B course
    • Deadline to drop a GRAD POT 1 course without grade of W.
    • Deadline for GRAD students to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT 1 course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
    • Deadline for GRAD students to withdraw from the term without grade of W
  • April 28
    • Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2014 for new and continuing students not currently registered

May 2014

  • May 2
    • Deadline to drop a GRAD POT B course without a grade of W
    • Deadline for GRAD students to elect credit/no-credit option for a POT B course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
  • May 7
    • Last day of instruction
  • May 8
    • Reading day (no classes, no final examinations)
    • Last day for GRAD to add/drop a POT B course without petitioning the Graduate College
    • Last day for GRAD to add/drop a POT 1 course without petitioning the Graduate College
  • May 9 - 16
    • Final examination period
  • May 17 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Campuswide Commencement (Memorial Stadium)
  • May 17 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Department of Communication Convocation (Foellinger Auditorium)

 

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Internships

The Department of Communication offers credit for two different types of internships. CMN 204 is a teaching internship in which a student can assist a Communication instructor with a course they have taken previously. Students must have junior or senior stanading, have at least a 3.5 GPA in the major and a 3.0 cumulative GPA and the endorsement of the instructor of the course. To apply, download the application form

We also encourage our students to intern for various for-profit and non-for-profit businesses and governmental offices. For more information, visit the Internship Office webpage or contact the Internship Office at: comm-internships@illinois.edu.

Communication Leaders

Communication Leaders are outstanding undergraduate Communication majors who act as ambassadors for the department. Communication Leaders work closely with faculty on new initiatives designed to help the department offer a high-quality education to our students. Undergraduate students who have a 3.25 G.P.A. in the major are encouraged to apply. First-year students with an ACT score of 28 or higher are also encouraged to apply.

Speak at Graduation

We invite Communication seniors to audition to speak at the Department of Communication Convocation in May. Information about this opportunity is available for graduating seniors at the beginning of spring semester.

Helpful Links

For Current or Future Communication Majors

For Current or Future Communication Minors

For All Students