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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com
For Atmospheric Sciences, Geographic Information Science (GIS), and Geography -
Nancy Coscia, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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) [Walk-ins will be rescheduled for the week of Oct. 15. They will be held Monday 2-3PM and Thursday 12-1PM.]
- 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 Spring 2019, students will need to attend one of the following sessions:
- Wed., Aug. 29 3:00 - 3:45 PM Derby Hall 1186
- Tues., Sept. 25 12:30 - 1:15 PM Derby Hall 1116
- Thurs., Oct. 18 3:00 - 3:45 PM Derby Hall 1186 (CLOSED - session has filled)
- Wed., Oct. 31 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Derby Hall 1186
- Wed., Nov. 28 3:00 - 3:45 PM Derby Hall 1186
- Thurs., Dec, 6 10:00 - 10:45 AM Derby Hall 1186
Please register to attend a major information session with the link below:
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 email@example.com to request additional information.