Academic Advising

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Academic Advising is Essential for Success

Students who put off getting advising, delay in declaring or changing a major, or delay in taking required courses in a timely manner can create serious problems for themselves, and possibly jeopardize their graduation. All students are required to meet with a major adviser at least once a year, or they risk not graduating in a timely manner. "Undeclared" majors should see an SJSU department academic adviser immediately, and prioritize developing a plan to meet admission as soon as possible. Each of our media fields are highly competitive, so students should always strive to do their best, and keep their grades as high as possible at all times.

Advising Resource Guide

JMC School policy – No late adds or drops.

All media professional fields place a high priority on meeting deadlines. Advertising, journalism and public relations students are taught to follow and respect this expectation in JMC School classes. Unlike other programs on campus, late requests in the JMC School to add or drop a class will not be approved by the school director unless there are unique circumstances with support documentation. Requests to drop classes late in a semester due to poor grades are not approved.