School of Communication

Advising Center

Declaring your Major

Students wishing to declare their major should call (216)687-5040 to make an appotintement to see Jennifer Novy, in Main Classroom 221 (The Class Advising Center).

Hours and Scheduling   

Advising for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is a multi-part process. Freshmen are advised in the First Year Advising Center. Students then transition to their home general education advising office during their sophomore year. Students with a CLASS major will also have a faculty advisor located in the department which houses the declared major. Students should meet regularly with their advisors to ensure timely progression toward graduation. Students in the Honors/Scholars, Athletics, and TRiO programs will be advised in those program offices.

The CLASS Advising Center is providing advising remotely and limiting in-person advising for the health of our CSU community. To schedule an advising appointment, please log in to your Starfish account where you have access to scheduling. If you do not have access to Starfish, then please use one of the ways listed below to contact CLASS Advising.

Students should access the Center’s online Zoom Virtual Front Desk between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, to be assisted. To access the online option, go to this location: (video is optional).
If you have trouble accessing the Zoom Virtual Front Desk, please call into our Zoom phone line at 1-346-248-7799 and enter Meeting ID 2166 875 040
Students may email the CLASS Advising Center at

To contact the CLASS Advising Office:
216-687-5040 |
The CLASS Advising Center is located in the Berkman Hall, Room 221

New Transfer Student Information

Transfer students who have not yet applied or been admitted into CSU but plan on attending in the near future should call the CSU Transfer Center at 216-687-5568 or email to schedule an appointment for an unofficial transfer evaluation.