Advising

Academic Advising involves engaging with a student to help the student process and achieve his/her goals. During advising for our BS in Technical Communication or Interactive Design degree programs, we actively meet with our students to try to assist with their academic success and progression towards graduation.

Who is the TCID Adviser?

Donna McPherson is the TCID Academic Adviser. She can assist you with class choice, explanation of program requirements, and progression towards graduation. She has over 20 years of experience in the department and has assisted hundreds of students progress through our programs.

Should You Be Advised?

The short answer is YES! All of our students in TCID should be advised every semester. There are active changes in class choice, prerequisites, and class names that make it extremely important that you make sure that advisement is a priority for you prior to registration.

If you are a new freshman or transfer student, then advisement by our department is crucial for your success. Please make sure that you sign up for an Orientation session after you are officially accepted to Kennesaw State. During Orientation, you will meet with our academic adviser and be able to register for your classes.

I Have An Advising Hold

If you have an Advising Hold on your account, it means that you MUST be advised prior to registration for the upcoming semester. It could mean that you've switched majors and haven't met with Donna yet. It could mean that we haven't met with you in over a semester, and we need to ensure that you are on the right track to graduation. It could also mean that you are a brand new freshmen, and you are required by Kennesaw State to speak to your major adviser. Regardless of the reason, if you see this hold placed on your account, you will need to make an appointment with Donna to be advised as soon as possible.

How Do I Make an Advising Appointment?

Please make all advising appointments with Donna through our Kennesaw State advising portal.

• Go to appointments.kennesaw.edu/
• Select HSS Advising
• Enter your KSU Net ID and password
• Select Enter
• Select Get Advised
• Select College of Humanities and Social Sciences
• Select Either:
o HSS-IAD
o HSS-TCOM
• Select Next
• Select Location: CHSS Marietta – Atrium 333
• Select Advisor: McPherson, Donna
• Select Next
• Select Appointment Day and Time
• Select Next
• Review the Information; add comment if needed
• Select Confirm Appointment

If you are a possible transfer student but you have not been officially accepted to Kennesaw State, feel free to email Donna McPherson to set up an unofficial advising appointment to see what it may look like to transfer to our major.

Careers, Graduate School, and More

If you would like to discuss your career plans, what courses would be best for applying to graduate school in a specific area, or the possibility of doing research projects, contact the following faculty for help:

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