Academic Advising

MJ-school academic advising

MJ-school Academic Advising is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Student Services area on the first floor of Carroll Hall via walk-in hours or by appointment. Hours not designated for appointments are open to walk-in advising.

Sharon Jones

Director of Student Services and Assessment
158 Carroll Hall
(919) 962-2479
shjones@email.unc.edu

Marla Barnes

Assistant Student Services Manager
159 Carroll Hall
(919) 962-0531
mjbarnes@email.unc.edu

Appointment only:
MW | 2-4:30 p.m.
TuTh | 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Tricia Robinson

Student Records Assistant
160 Carroll Hall
(919) 962-3744
tmrobins@email.unc.edu

Appointment only:
MW | 8:30-11:30 a.m.
TuTh | 2-4:30 p.m.

 

Make an appointment

 


NOTE: UNC students not yet admitted to the MJ-school should meet with General College academic advising in Steele Building, NOT MJ-school academic advising. Exception: Students with 60+ hours submitting an intra-transfer request.

 

Other academic advising

Additional walk-in academic advising hours for the MJ-school include Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Charlie Tuggle on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in 123 Carroll Hall; Director of Journalism Laura Ruel on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon in 78 Carroll Hall; and Director of Advertising and Public Relations John Sweeney on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in 235 Carroll Hall.

John Sweeney

Charlie Tuggle

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
123 Carroll Hall
(919) 962-5694
catuggle@email.unc.edu

Th | Walk-ins only, 4-5 p.m.

 

Laura Ruel

Director of Journalism
78 Carroll Hall
(919) 962-0218
lruel@unc.edu

W | Walk-ins only, 10 a.m. to noon

John Sweeney

Director of Advertising and Public Relations
235 Carroll Hall
(919) 360-4305
jsweeney@email.unc.edu

Tu | Walk-ins only, 11 a.m. to noon

 

Frequently Asked Questions

UNC Academic Advising is located in Steele Building and available to all admitted UNC students.

MJ-school Academic Advising is located in the Student Services area on the first floor of Carroll Hall and is intended for admitted MJ-school students only.

Unless you are making an appointment to submit an intra-transfer request, students not yet admitted to the MJ-school should report to Steele Building for all academic advising needs.

The MJ-school degree audit request form and the UNC graduation application are two separate forms and are completed for different purposes by different deadlines.
 

MJ-school degree audit request

Submit your MJ-school degree audit request form by the appropriate deadline to allow advisers to complete an audit of curriculum progress. In the past, this process has also been referred to as "applying for graduation through the MJ-school."

Deadlines for MJ-school audit degree request forms:

  • May & August graduates — October 15
  • December graduates — March 15
     

Apply here

Note: You do not need to make a degree audit appointment with MJ-school Academic Advising unless the audit has already been completed and you would like to check in.

 

UNC graduation application

All students must apply for graduation through their ConnectCarolina account. If you do not see the “Apply for Graduation” link, you are not currently eligible to apply. If you believe this is in error, please contact MJ-school Academic Advising. Don’t see your graduation date?  No worries! The system is not open to you yet. 

Click here to view more information from the Office of the University Registrar on applying for graduation through ConnectCarolina.

Deadlines for UNC graduation applications:

More information coming soon

Students in the MJ-school who wish to register for more than 18 hours in a fall or spring semester or more than 8 hours in a summer session must seek permission from the school.

Overload requests are typically reserved for seniors who need the additional hours to graduate or students in truly extenuating circumstances.

Starting Fall 2017, the underload and overload request forms have been combined into a single online form.

Apply here

If you have completed a School of Media and Journalism degree application / degree audit request form and received word from a MEJO adviser that you need fewer than 12 hours to meet all requirements for that semester’s graduation, you may be eligible to carry a senior underload.

You must be enrolled in all remaining degree requirements and intend to graduate at the end of the current semester. Please read the following carefully before deciding on carrying a senior underload.

As a full-time undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, you are required to carry at least twelve (12) academic credit hours every semester. However, in the School of Media and Journalism during your final semester you are permitted to carry a course load of fewer than twelve (12) credit hours if those credits will satisfy ALL remaining graduation requirements. For reporting purposes, you will be considered a part-time student.

  • Carrying an academic underload gives you the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as undergraduates carrying twelve (12) or more credit hours. You pay regular student fees (with tuition based on the number of enrolled credit hours) and are permitted to reside in on-campus housing, utilize campus support services, and have access to athletic events.
  • It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider and/or with the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid to verify whether enrolling in fewer than twelve (12) hours will affect your coverage, scholarship or loan.

If you have questions or need additional information about academic underloading, please contact MJ-school Academic Advising or the Office of the University Registrar.

Starting Fall 2017, the underload and overload request forms have been combined into a single online form. Apply here

 

Academic forms and resources

Academic worksheets
Course details
Independent study
  • Coming soon
Degree applications
Enrollment forms
Other advising appointments