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Links for My Students and Advisees:

First Things First: Registration Stuff | Placement Test Info | Rules You Should Know | Getting Help
Your Degree: COM 4-Year Plans | COM Bingos  | COM Courses | Minors | IPFW Requirements | COAS Requirements | Transfer & AP Credit | Graduation
Opportunities: Scholarships | Study Around the Country & Around the World | Careers & Internships | Grad & Law School
 

Registration Stuff:

Dates for Priority Registration
myIPFW
How to Register Using myIPFW | Troubleshooting when you have problems registering on myIPFW |
What do those Registration Error Messages Mean?
Instructions for Course Waitlists [PDF]
Building Abbreviations on your schedule: On-Campus and Distance Learning | Off-Campus
University Schedule of Classes: All Classes | Weekend, Online, and Off-Campus Classes only
Current IPFW Bulletin
Archived IPFW Bulletins
The Registrar Answers Your Common Questions

Placement Test Info:

Writing, Math, Reading | Foreign Language

Rules You Should Know:


IPFW Academic Regulations  |  IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Getting Help:

Some tutoring, academic help and advice from CASA (Center for Academic Support and Advancement)
The Writing Center | Information Technology Services and their Help Desk and their Studio M  | Career Services
Services for Students with Disabilities | TRiO Student Support Services | Office of International Education | The Learning Community (Child Care)
IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program

Academic help is also available from the useful links on my Research Resources page

COM 4-Year Plans


2017-2018 Bulletin: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Culture | Multimedia Newsgathering & Reporting | Rhetoric & Public Advocacy
2016-2017 Bulletin: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Culture | Multimedia Newsgathering & Reporting | Rhetoric & Public Advocacy

2015-2016 Bulletin: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Culture | Multimedia Newsgathering & Reporting | Rhetoric & Public Advocacy
2014-2015 Bulletin: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Culture | Multimedia Newsgathering & Reporting | Rhetoric & Public Advocacy
2013-2014 Bulletin: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Public

COM Bingos:

The College of Arts and Sciences no longer produces bingo sheets for each new bulletin.   Use the 4-Year Plan above for planning. 
Students on the 2012-2013 or later bulletin will see their progress toward degree completion on myBlueprint.

Which BINGO sheet you follow depends on which bulletin you're enrolled under.  
2014-2015 Bingo Sheets: Interpersonal & Organizational | Media & Culture | Rhetoric & Public Advocacy | Multimedia Newsgathering & Reporting
Interpersonal & Organizational 2013-2014 Bingo Sheet | Media & Public 2013-2014 Bingo Sheet
Interpersonal & Organizational 2012-2013 Bingo Sheet | Media & Public 2012-2013 Bingo Sheet
Interpersonal & Organizational 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Bingo Sheet
| Media & Public 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Bingo Sheet
Interpersonal & Organizational 2009-2010 Bingo Sheet | Media & Public 2009-2010 Bingo Sheet
Interpersonal & Organizational 2008-2009 Bingo Sheet | Media & Public 2008-2009 Bingo Sheet

COM Courses:


COM Course Descriptions

Upcoming 500 Level COM Classes

Minors

If you're not one of our majors you might be interested in the Communication Studies minor:
2012-2013 Bulletin
| 2013-2014 Bulletin  | 2014-2015 Bulletin | 2015-2016 Bulletin  | 2016-2017 Bulletin | 2017-2018 Bulletin
Some Popular Minors for our Majors (2017-2018 Bulletin):
Media Production | OLS | Journalism | Public Relations
| Professional Writing | Creative Writing | Film and Media Studies
Peace & Conflict Studies Certificate International Studies Certificate | Psychology | Sociology | Anthropology
Women's Studies Business Studies | Human Services  | Event Management | Spanish

IPFW Requirements:

New General Education (2017-2018 Bulletin):
Categories A1, A2, A3: Foundational Intellectual Skills | Categories B4, B5, B6, B7: Ways of Knowing | Category C8: Capstone

General Education Courses (2012-2013 and older bulletins):
Area I: Ling and Num Foundations | Area II:
Phys and Natural World | Area III: The Ind, Cult, & Soc | Area IV: Humanistic Thought
Area V: Creative and Artistic Expression | Area VI: Inquiry and Analysis
(if it says "withdrawn by department " below a course name, it's no longer an Area VI)

COAS Requirements:


Bachelor of Arts Requirements from the 2017-2018 Bulletin
Which Level of Foreign Language Class Should I Take?  - click on "Special Credit" tab
Follow this procedure if you're a native speaker of a foreign language (PDF)
Additional Info for Arts and Sciences Bachelor's Degrees
List of Courses for Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements, Western & Non Western Tradition Classes (Spring 2015)  (PDF)

Transfer & AP Credit:

Common Transfer Courses for Indiana Public Colleges from Indiana Core Transfer Library
Statewide Transfer General Education Core FAQ (PDF)
AP Credit Info | CLEP Credit InfoTransferology

Graduation:

Graduation Application
    Important: use your local address on the graduation application
Commencement Information

Scholarships:
IPFW Common Scholarship  |
Withers Scholarship | Rachdi Scholarship | Other Scholarships
National Search on Fastweb.com

Study Around the Country & Around the World:

National Student Exchange | Study Abroad

Careers & Internships:

What can you do with a communication degree?
Read an older edition of the National Communication Association's "Pathways to Careers in Communication"

How about Internships?
Start with the IPFW Communication Department's Internship Page

Then look at the Indiana Chamber of Commerece's Indiana INTERNnet

What jobs are out there?
Take advantage of IPFW Career Services



 Grad & Law School:


Thinking about grad school? 

First, make sure you really want to go.  This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, written by an English professor at Hope College, is pretty blunt. 
This one [PDF] is a little more cautiously optimistic.  Read them both
.

The National Communication Association's Graduate Program Database, an Excel file to download,
is a great place to start, but also check the web pages of individual programs that look interesting
and talk to me or another faculty member.

Of course, one grad program to consider is our very own in the IPFW Communication Department

And wherever you want to go to grad school, follow this good advice:
-- the GradHacker blog and the Chronicle of Higher Education here tell you what to do
-- and
a communication professor at the University of Illinois and the Chronicle of Higher Education here tell you what not to do
on completing your application

Thinking about law school?


Read the American Bar Association's "Preparation for Legal Education" for their advice

And read this good advice from Slate Magazine 

Then check out the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

And the Department of Political Science's Pre-Law Handbook [PDF]

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