Academic Advising

Amanda Blocker

Amanda Blocker

Amanda Blocker is the academic advisor for Literature, Media, and Communication majors. She has over eight years of academic advising experience and enjoys helping students navigate their way through college. As a former English literature major, Amanda understands and appreciates the value of a liberal arts degree and has experienced first-hand how a passion for creativity, communication, and critique translate in the workplace and the global community.

Check out the LMC academic advising blog (advisorblog.lmc.gatech.edu/) and instagram (@gtLMCadvisor) for updates, reminders, and more.

        

Resources & Advising

Schedule An Appointment

Appointments will be available via video or phone for Spring 2021. 

New! Advisor Link for scheduling appointments

For help with advisor link, consult these resources for the new advising platform.

Examples of Appointment Reasons: 

Academic Planning  discussing your plans for future semesters; class recommendations; threads to choose
Academic Standing  if you are on warning or probation; to discuss improving your GPA
Career Planning  LMC is unique in that we have a designated internship & Careers AdvisorJillann Hertel
Change of Major  to discuss interest/plans for changing your major and next steps
Graduation Application Review  for upcoming graduates who are applying/have applied to graduate
Midterm Advising — discussing progress reports in 1xxx-2xxx level classes; possible withdrawal from a class
Milestone Advising— not something commonly used
Minor/Certificate  to discuss interest in minors and certificates offered
Paperwork Signature  if you have questions before getting a form signed
Petition to Faculty — to discuss a petition to the faculty
Readmission  if you are a student with a readmission contract
Study Abroad Planning  if you are planning to study abroad and need to discuss next steps
 

Forms

Please consult the Institute Forms for a list of common forms and links to their PDF versions.

Graduating Seniors

OAG (Online Application for Graduation) Deadlines:

Fall 2020 – closed

Spring 2021 – January 15, 2021

Click here for more information on the OAG

OAG FAQs:

Why doesn’t my degreeworks match my major checklist? 
Degreeworks is based on your current catalog and any checklists/paperwork you have may not correspond with the correct catalog. Degreeworks is the platform used to review and confirm your degree status. If you have questions or concerns about your degreeworks, please reach out to your advisor.

Why isn’t my minor showing up on degreeworks?
If you are pursuing a minor but have not officially declared it, you will want to complete the change of minor form prior to submitting the OAG. To officially declare a minor, you must meet with your current academic advisor and the academic advisor for the minor.

Internship & Career Advising

LMC has our very own career advisor, Jillann Hertel! For more internship information and scheduling an appointment, visit her profile.

She also assists with LMC-related unpaid internships.

Academic Standing

In order to be in good standing with the university, you need to achieve certain term and overall grade point averages. If you do not meet certain term and overall GPA designations, you may end up on Warning, Probation, Review, or Drop/Dismissal.

For more information, please visit the Registrar's page on academic standing or contact the Registrar's office.

Academic advising is required for all LMC majors on Probation.

Grade Substitution Policy

Students may repeat a course for grade substitution up to two times. This new policy replaces the previous one and is effective Summer 2019.

For more information or to download the form, please review Georgia Tech's Grade Substitution Policy.

FASET

New Freshmen

At FASET (Georgia Tech’s new student orientation program), students can expect to meet with their academic advisor to review any AP/IB/dual enrollment credit and to create a schedule for fall semester. 

New Transfers

Students transferring from another university into the LMC major can expect to meet with their academic advisor to review all previously completed credit, to create a schedule for fall semester, and discuss an approximate date of degree completion. 

Read more about how to register for FASET or for FASET FAQs.

Other Campus Resources

  • Financial aid — for questions about tuition and scholarships (HOPE, ZELL, etc)
  • Admissions — for questions about requirements to attend Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Registrar — for submitting transcripts, turning in many institute forms, the academic calendar, and more
  • Counseling — for mental health support and assistance
  • Center for Academic Success — for tutoring, coaching, and other programs to help you succeed