Academic Advising


First Week Walk-ins  - Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

First Week Walk-ins are limited to 10 minutes and intended for items such as class drop/add, quick questions about major requirements, or submitting a course enrollment form.  Walk-ins are first-come, first-served.

Appointments will be scheduled for issues that cannot be addressed in the limited time of a walk-in.

Air Transportation     Jocelyn Nevel (Derby 1085)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 21          9:00 -11:00 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, Aug. 23         9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, Aug. 24              9:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and GIS     Nancy Coscia (Derby 1105)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 21          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22    12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, Aug. 23         9:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, Aug. 24              9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Schedule an Appointment (Current Ohio State Students)

Most advising concerns should be addressed in a pre-scheduled appointment.  This includes items such as change of major, schedule planning, time to completion, petitions, SAP appeals, and graduation applications.

If you have an issue or question that will take longer than 5-10 minutes to resolve, please schedule an appointment as follows:

  • Online (for current majors) at OnCourse
  • Phone:  614-292-6961
  • In Person: College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office, 100 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

For Air Transportation -

Jocelyn Nevel, nevel.6@osu.edu; 1085 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

Current major students may schedule appointments with Jocelyn Nevel online at OnCourse

Current OSU students who want to change their major to Air Transportation, please call 614-292-6961 to schedule an appointment with Jocelyn Nevel.

Air Transportation students with a Professional Pilot Certification specialization, please contact Melanie Dickman in the Center for Aviation Studies for flight lab enrollment or with questions regarding flight education planning.  Course enrollment permission forms for flight labs are to be submitted directly to Melanie in Bolz Hall 228. For flight lab questions or to schedule an appointment with Melanie, please contact her via email at dickman.49@osu.edu


For Atmospheric Sciences, Geographic Information Science (GIS), and Geography -

Nancy Coscia, coscia.4@osu.edu; 1105 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

Current major students schedule appointments online at OnCourse

Current OSU students who want to change their major to Atmospheric Sciences or Geography, please call 614-292-6961.

Currently enrolled OSU students interested in the GIS or Spatial Analysis majors are required to attend a Major Information Session before scheduling an individual advising appointment with a Department of Geography advisor.  Students may declare the GIS or Spatial Analysis major during the Major Information Session.  See below to register to attend a major information session.


Walk-in Advising Hours

(Autumn 2018 Walk-ins will be available starting Aug. 27, and are subject to change.)

Walk-ins are limited to 10 minutes and intended for items such as class drop/add, quick questions about major requirements, submitting a course enrollment form, or reviewing a completed class schedule for the next term.  Walk-ins are first-come, first-served.

Appointments will be scheduled for issues that cannot be addressed in the limited time of a walk-in.

Jocelyn Nevel (Derby 1085)

  • Mondays & Thursdays    1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesdays & Fridays         10:30 - 11:30 AM

Nancy Coscia (Derby 1105)

  • Mondays & Tuesdays    2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesdays                 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Current Ohio State Students interested in declaring a major in Geographic Information Science or Geography: Spatial Analysis

Currently enrolled OSU students interested in the GIS or Spatial Analysis majors are required to attend a Major Information Session before scheduling an individual advising appointment with a Department of Geography advisor.  Students may declare the GIS or Spatial Analysis major during the Major Information Session.

To change major effective Autumn 2018 with potential to revise your class schedule with GIS/Spatial Analysis major classes, students will need to attend one of the following sessions (the earlier the better):

  • Fri., August 17      2:00 - 2:45 PM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Mon., August 20    2:00 - 2:45 PM    Derby Hall 1116
  • Wed., August 22    3:00 - 3:45 PM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Thurs., August 23   12:00 - 12:45 PM   Derby Hall 1186

Please register to attend a major information session with the link below:

Register for a Major Information Session

Summer 2018 Major Information Sessions  

  • Tuesday, May 22    3:00 - 3:45 PM    Derby Hall 1186
  • Wed., May 23     9:00 - 9:45 AM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Wed., May 30     3:00 - 3:45 PM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Wed., June 6      9:00 - 9:45 AM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Fri., June 15       9:00 - 9:45 AM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Tues., June 26    3:00 - 3:45 PM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Mon. July 23       3:00 - 3:45 PM     Derby Hall 1186
  • Tues., July 24     9:00 - 9:45 AM     Derby Hall 1186

Please register to attend a major information session with the link below:

Register for a Summer 2018 Major Information Session


Future Ohio State Students

OSU Admissions offers a variety of opportunities to visit and learn more about OSU.  We encourage prospective students to arrange an Admissions Overview and Tour to learn about Ohio State's application and admissions requirements.

If you are interested in a Geography major (including Air Transportation, Atmospheric Sciences, Environment and Society, Geographic Information Science, Physical Geography, or Urban, Regional and Global Studies), we encourage you to attend a Visit Day that offers a Social and Behavioral Sciences Overview.  These Visit Days are denoted with a "yellow star" on the date selection calendar when you select one of the Geography Department majors.

During a Visit Day that includes a Social and Behavioral Sciences Overview session, you wil be provided summary information about this group of majors and meet one of the Geography Advisors.

Unable to make it to campus for a visit? No problem! We are happy to send you additional information via email, postal mail or phone. Please contact Nancy Coscia, Academic Advisor, at coscia.4@osu.edu to request additional information.

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