Meeting with an advisor

Schedule an appointment, read through the information provided, and follow the prompts to complete your appointment request.  If you no-show for an appointment, you must wait one week before rescheduling.  If you are 5+ minutes late, you are considered a no-show.

For current OSU students, schedule an appointment with the advisor HERE

For new or returning students, schedule an appointment with the advisor HERE

Students should meet at least once a year with an advisor to go over their academic progress while attending the university. Your Speech Comm advisor will collaborate with you on all things related to your Speech Communication major or minor. Think of the Speech Comm advisor as the expert of the major or minor. You can speak with any academic advisor about any opportunities, issues or problems you face as a student. Advisors will not share what is discussed with your parents, family or friends (not even if they’re paying for you to be at OSU), in part because it’s against the law to do so (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act - FERPA). 

During the advising appointment, the advisor will review your progress and help you navigate your future classes, so plan ahead when scheduling your appointment with an advisor.

Come prepared to your advising appointment

  • Schedule an appointment early in each term.
  • Write down any questions you want to discuss with your advisor before your appointment.
  • Consider any goals you have (graduation time, internship opportunities, study abroad).
  • Know your time limitations and be realistic in planning; take into account work schedule, athletic practice, campus involvement, etc. 
  • Review the schedule of classes or catalog before your appointment, consider which classes you would like to take. 

Questions about the Bacc Core:

If you have specific questions about Bacc Core, please refer to CLA central advising located in Bexell 214, call 541-737-0561 or click the link to set up an appointment.

PIN Distribution

Each year you need to meet with the advisor during spring term to get a new PIN to register for your fall classes. Without a PIN, you will not be able to register. The PIN you receive for fall registration is good for a year.

Types of advising appointments

Scheduled appointments with advisor

Appointments are scheduled in advance and can last up to 30 minutes or 1 hour. The appointment is usually for academic reasons, such as long term planning, current planning, changing majors, etc.  Speech Communication does not accept same-day appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

To graduate, you need an average of 2.00 across your communication coursework, just as with your university coursework.


Visit the forensics page for more information about the forensics program.

Visit the Lambda Pi Eta page to find out about recent events and how to get involved.

Graduating with a major in communication will give you many, many options and opportunities for employment. Some of these include public relations, marketing, fundraising, journalism, broadcasting, and many more. Visit SOC Career Services for more information regarding career ideas for Communication majors.