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Undergraduate Advising

Regular academic advising will ensure a smooth experience in your academic program and will better prepare you for graduation. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication Academic Advising Office helps undergraduate students explore JMC majors, evaluate transfer credit, understand curriculum requirements and course scheduling, and prepare graduation requirements.

From day one, you will be assigned an advisor, who will stay with you throughout your undergraduate experience. Your advisor is assigned based on the first letter of your last name, as follows:

A-E: Advisor— Amy Wilkens

F-M: Advisor— Aimee Swartzlander

N-Z: Advisor— Samantha Woolverton

All JMC undergrads are required to meet with their advisors.

JMC advising appointments are available online. Scheduled appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-in options are available but limited. 

The JMC Academic Advising Office is in room 334 of Franklin Hall. The phone number is (330) 672-8293 and the email address is

As a reminder, if you just have a quick question -- such getting enrolled in a class, class requirement overrides, scheduling conflicts or if you live far away from the Kent campus, you may call or e-mail our office and ask for an advisor.

Graduate Advising

Graduate students should contact Joe Murray, Graduate Coordinator, by phone at 330-672-1914 or by e-mail at

You may also contact Samantha Lingenfelter at with questions about the graduate program.

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