advising staffThe Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications recognizes the importance of advising and supports students as they plan and achieve their academic and career goals. To help with that, a dedicated, eight-person staff exists for scheduled appointments and drop-in hours.

The ultimate responsibility for understanding University and College policies and for completing all degree requirements rests with the student, but the advising office can assist you with information and advice on:

  • Building Skills for Academic Success
  • Career Goals
  • Choosing a Major
  • Course Selection and Scheduling
  • Education Abroad and Washington Program
  • Internships
  • Independent Learning
  • Requirements & Certification for Graduation



8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
Students are encouraged to arrive early. Hours may vary depending on volume and waiting times.


12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (fall and spring semester only) *Summer appointments available by calling 814-865-1503

Make an appointment with this link.


Regular Drop: Aug. 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Regular Add: Aug. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Late Drop Begins: Aug. 27

Late Registration Begins: Aug. 28

Final Exam Conflict, Filing Period: Sept. 25 - Oct. 15

Late Drop: Nov. 10

Withdrawl Deadline: Dec. 8

Classes End: Dec. 8

Final Exams: Dec. 11 - Dec. 15


For honors and special courses.

COMM 494 Application for Undergraduate Research Credit

 COMM 494 TA Guidelines

COMM 496H Independent Study

Schreyer Honors College Thesis Guidelines


204 Carnegie Building

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