Academic Advising

Amanda Blocker

Amanda Blocker

Amanda Blocker is the academic program manager for Literature, Media, and Communication majors. She has over 10 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) for updates, reminders, and more.

        

Resources & Advising

Schedule An Appointment

How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor? 
Please use Advisor Link for scheduling appointments

For help with the 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
  • 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
  • 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
 
 

Forms

Please consult the Institute Forms for a list of common forms and links.

Many forms are available via Docusign for a more seamless, virtual signature experience. 

Common Links

Degreeworks - to view how classes apply toward your degree requirements

LMC Major Requirements - LMC class options by thread

University Catalog - class options for each major, minor, and certificate

Academic Calendar - important dates for registration, withdrawals, and payments due

How to Declare Threads

Math Options for LMC Majors

 

Graduating Seniors

OAG (Online Application for Graduation) Deadlines:

The OAG deadline is typically at the end of Phase II for your final semester. 

More information on the OAG is available on the Registrar

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. 

Internship & Career Advising

For comprehensive career advising, we have two career educators who work specifically with Ivan Allen College students: Camille Liverpool and Kyle Poe. They can help with resume-building, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, and more! Visit the Career Center to schedule a career advisement appointment with Camille or Kyle.

For creative career-focused sessions, meet with LMC's very own Jillann Hertel. She helps with portfolio review, personal branding, and more. Jillann Hertel also helps LMC majors with unpaid internships for class credit. For more internship information and to schedule an appointment, visit her profile.

 

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