Welcome to the School of Communication.

Advising & Admissions

Welcome to the School of Communication Advisement Center's website. This web site contains tools to help communication majors, with over 24 hours of credit, through the college process by answering frequently asked questions, providing useful forms, example plans of study, major checklists, and more. Besides helping communication majors, the Advisement Center’s website provides information for those applying to the communication major or for new transfer students to Illinois State University.

Communication students can also visit us in person at the School of Communication Advisement Center in Fell Hall 450 regarding any of their academic questions. Communication students are encouraged to call ahead at (309) 438-7080 to schedule a one-on-one advisement session with one of our advisors.


The School of Communication Advisement Team

Learn More


Preview/Passages School of Communication Presentation (Quick Time Movie) Click here for a transcript of the video (RTF)

Communication Careers obtained by Alumni (PDF)

Attributes of Communication Students (PDF)



Contact Us

Contact the School of Communication Advisement Center:
E-mail Advisement
Phone: (309) 438-7080
Office: Fell Hall Room 450

Summer 2014 Front Desk Attendant Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

*Please note: The Advisement Center is closed from 12:00 pm- 1:00pm every day for lunch.





Important Academic & Registration Dates

Keep up to date on all academic deadlines by using the University Academic Calendar.

Feb. 7: Last day to apply for May 2014 graduation

Feb. 7: Last day to drop a first-half semester course

Feb. 11: Last day to drop a full-semester course and receive a 25% refund

Mar. 3: Summer/Fall 2014 course information available on My Illinois State

Mar. 3: Summer/Fall 2014 registration time assignments available on My Illinois State after 1pm

Mar. 3: Midterm (APA) Grades available on My Illinois State after 1pm

Mar. 7: Last day to drop a full-semester course

Mar. 17: Second-half courses begin

Mar. 17: Summer/Fall 2014 advanced registration open


Advising Philosophy

The Advising Syllabi for the School of Communication allow students to learn more about:

  • The SoC Advising Philosophy
  • The roles and responsibilities of students and advisors in the advising partnership

The Advising Syllabi also provide checklists to help you stay on track throughout your years at ISU.

SoC Advising Syllabus for Native ISU Students (started at ISU as freshman) (PDF)

SoC Advising Syllabus for Transfer Students (transferred to ISU from another institution) (PDF)

SoC Advising Syllabus Contract Page (DOCX)