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Cronkite School Undergraduate Advising

Cronkite School undergraduate journalism students and undergraduate online Mass Communication and Media Studies students are assigned an adviser alphabetically by the student’s last name.

Undergraduate Journalism Students

A-D David Jackson david.e.jackson@asu.edu
E-K Kathren Sammis kathren.sammis@asu.edu
L-Q Brad Longwell brad.longwell@asu.edu
R-Z Julie Sainz julie.sainz@asu.edu 

Online Mass Communication and Media Studies Students

 A-Z Ross Billings ross.billings@asu.edu

Advisers’ offices are located in the Cronkite School’s Student Services office, Cronkite Room 222. The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.

You can make an appointment to see an adviser by calling 602.496.5055 or by visiting the center.

If you have a quick question for your adviser, you can send him or her an email.

Common subjects discussed through email include:

  • Course requirements
  • “How do I” questions
  • Prospective student questions
  • Withdrawal, drop/add, incomplete clarification
  • Dates and general requirements
  • Guidance to other university resources

Common subjects discussed in advising appointments include:

  • Course planning and mandatory advising
  • Transfer coursework evaluation
  • Long-term course planning
  • Academic difficulties, including probation and disqualification
  • Personal concerns

Students who need to cancel or reschedule an appointment should call the advising center at 602.496.5055 prior to the scheduled appointment time.

A student who is more than 15 minutes late is considered a NO SHOW and will be offered the next available appointment following a 48-hour waiting period.

A student who is a NO SHOW twice will need to get the approval of the senior associate dean to schedule a third appointment.

Freshmen should seek advising:

  • Freshmen are required to meet with an academic adviser before first and second semesters

Freshmen should seek additional advising:

  • When placed on probation
  • When considering career paths and specialization options within the Cronkite School
  • When facing major personal, familial or medical issues

Sophomores, juniors and seniors should seek advising:

  • When considering career paths and specialization options within the Cronkite School
  • When placed on probation or disqualified
  • When facing major personal, familial or medical issues

Students on probation, continuing probation or facing disqualification should seek advising immediately. Contact Cronkite School Student Services at 602.496.5055 after receiving notification from ASU that you are on probation, continuing probation or disqualified from the university. Advisers will review probation and disqualification guidelines, present opportunities to return to good standing and review academic options outside ASU and the Cronkite School.

Registration/Enrollment
Students can register for classes at the time they are assigned an enrollment appointment. Students may view their assigned enrollment appointment time online through ASU Interactive: https://my.asu.edu/

Students may also register for classes in person at the Downtown Phoenix Campus (DPC) Registrar’s Office in University Center room 166.

Degree Audit Report System (DARS)
Students who want to find out what requirements they’ve completed toward graduation can print a DARS report from My ASU:https://my.asu.edu/. In the My Programs box, click on My Progress Reports (DARS) and then Degree Audit (DARS).

Financial Aid
Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the Downtown Phoenix Campus Student Financial Assistance Office at 480.965.3355 or University Center room 166. Students should also visit https://students.asu.edu/financialaid.

Housing
On-Campus Housing: https://housing.asu.edu
Off-Campus Housing: https://eoss.asu.edu/ocss/offcampus

Cronkite Village
The Cronkite School involves students in a socially vibrant community to experience professor/student interactions, real world opportunities and discourse about the purpose of journalism and mass media to help shape personal ideas and beliefs.

Immunization Requirements
All newly admitted students born after Dec. 31, 1956, must provide proof of measles/rubella immunity to the ASU Health Center located on the first floor of the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation Building, 500 N. 3rd St., Suite 155, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Students who haven’t submitted this proof already must do so immediately, as immunization records must be submitted and processed before class registration. For more information visit https://eoss.asu.edu/health/services/immunization.

Residency Classification
Residency (tuition) status initially is determined by the Admissions Office at the time a student is admitted to ASU. Non-resident students who feel they may qualify for resident tuition status must file a petition for reclassification. For general information about the requirements, consult the ASU General Catalog or the Web at https://students.asu.edu/residency.

Residency classification is a complex process and students should petition early in the reclassification period.

Changes of Major and Transfer Students

Minor of Media Analysis

Curriculum Checksheets
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sports Journalism

Forms
For a list of forms, please visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/undergrad/forms.php.

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