Advising and Academic Policies/Procedures

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) academic advisors serve students in the School of Media and Journalism with developing and achieving educational goals and aligning them with their professional goals.


Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advisors - 330-672-2131

To ensure smooth, goal-oriented academic experiences, each CCI undergraduate student is required to complete a 30-minute advising appointment at least once per semester.  To schedule a phone or video appointment, please use the button below or select any advisor's name below to email them.

Schedule a CCI Advising Appointment

If you have a quick question (such as a problem registering for a CCI class) after completing your advising appointment, please select any advisor’s name below to email them.

Graduate Advising

Graduate students should contact Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor Cheryl Ann Lambert, Ph.D., for advising needs.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Independent Study Policy

An independent study is an opportunity for a student to explore an area of interest that is not covered in a class or is not covered fully in a class. Some exceptional circumstances to this rationale for an independent study may be made, but a student’s work schedule, for example, is not considered an exceptional circumstance.

A student needs to initiate the idea for an independent study with a faculty member. The student and faculty member will come up with a full scope of work, including deadlines for completion. The faculty member will fill out the independent study form after checking how many credits the independent study is worth and, if applicable, for what class the independent study will substitute. Both the student and faculty member must sign the form before submission to the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator.

The deadline for submitting a complete application is the Wednesday of the first week of the semester. Exceptions to this deadline will be granted rarely and only if accompanied by a compelling reason for the missed deadline.

Transfer Credit Policy

We will accept no more than 12 major transfer credits from students coming in from AEJMC-accredited or non-accredited schools. The Associate Director or Undergraduate Studies Coordinator must approve the transfer credits after reviewing syllabi and/or other appropriate materials submitted.


Once all sections of a course have maxed to capacity, the enrollment will show as a negative enrollment. If a course has negative enrollment you know that there is a waitlist for that course.

To register for the waitlisted course here is what you will need to complete the waitlist.

  1. Flashline login 
  2. Banner ID Number
  3. Class Standing
  4. Expected Graduation Semester
  5. Major/Minor
  6. Course you’d like to be waitlisted for

To begin the process please select the link below to get started!

School of Media and Journalism Student Waitlist Registration 

* Please note the browser requirement. You must have one of the two most recent versions of the following browsers: 

  • Chrome 
  • Firefox
  • Safari (not supported on Windows)
  • Internet Explorer

If you do not want to update your browser you must first login to FlashLine in a separate tab, and then select the link to the waitlist.