Departmental Academic Advising

Do you have questions about your B. CoMS degree path? See Alex Putinski, departmental advisor, to discuss specific concerns about your B. CoMS degree—including major/minor, academic difficulties, exchange opportunities, and graduation requirements. Connect via email or make an appointment.

By email. Please use your Carleton account. Normal response time is 2-3 business days, and longer during peak times such as registration.

By appointment. Departmental advising appointments are individualized, half hour consultations. During registration periods, due to high volumes of inquires ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE BOOKED APPOINTMENTS can be seen in person.

Inquiries concerning graduate programs in Communication & Media Studies should be directed to Melanie Leblanc.

General Academic Advising

Students with questions that are not specific to the B. CoMS program should see a general advisor in the Academic Advising office.

If you are experiencing academic difficulties, a general advisor can assist you to put together a plan to get back on track. They can also help if you have questions about reading your audit, choosing degree elements, and understanding academic regulations or the Academic Performance Evaluation.

Connect via email, phone or in person in order to discuss your academic plan. Contact information for general academic advising can be found here.

Further questions? Not sure who to ask?

See a list of frequently asked questions, or consult the table below.

I’m looking to: Who can help?
Understand my audit Academic Advising Centre
Plan out course selection in my major/minor Departmental Advisor
Add Communication & Media Studies as my major/minor Departmental Advisor
Gain course access All registration activity is managed online through Carleton Central. If you are missing a prerequsite, submit an Override Request through the Main Menu of Carleton Central.
Take courses at another institution in Canada If applying to a Letter of Permission, the Registrar’s Office will oversee your application. Your Departmental Advisor can assist once the credits appear on your audit.
Change, add, drop a major/minor Centre for Student Academic Support
Go on exchange Information on applying for the Exchange Process can be found at the International Student Services Office.To learn how exchange would impact your courses contact your Departmental Advisor.
Improve my grades or my study skills Centre for Student Academic Support
Understand my major requirements Departmental Advisor
Prepare for registration or register for courses For assistance navigating the registration system, review the Registration website. Your Departmental Advisor can assist with course selection
Apply for awards Search for scholarships at the Awards and Financial Aid website.