Schieffer College Advising

Knowing that academic advising is a key component to helping students graduate, our goal is to help you succeed academically so that you can fulfill your dreams and meet your potential. Because advising is a shared responsibility between an advisor and the student, professional advisors help students integrate information so they can make well-informed academic decisions.

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication Academic Advisor works with and is available to students throughout the entire TCU experience and assists students with developing academic plans, exploring major and career options, navigating transitions, and overcoming challenges. Through partnership with the Career Consultant to the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, students can receive career advising and attend workshops, conferences and career fairs to develop job-search and career decision-making skills they will use in college and beyond. Personalized resume critiques and participation in mock interviews are among the many services provided for Schieffer College students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Go to the Student Center on > student homepage > academic progress. Click or tap the “Advisors” tab on the left-hand menu to see your advisor’s name.

Log into and go to Academic Records, then to Transfer Credit. Enter the requested data, then look for approval/denial emails.

Go to Student Center on Click Academic Records then Request Change of Major.

Check the academic calendar for specific dates, but you should be able to add/drop on the first week of classes. After that, add/drops require multiple permissions. For students in the Schieffer College, you can use this form to request an add/drop after the first week; however, they may be denied due to missing too many class days, etc.

Once a student has completed 84 hours. It can be found at

Students must successfully complete at least 124 semester hours.

This document is electronically updated by TCU’s database system so it is always current. It is the official record of your academic career that is used by the Registrar’s Office to confirm academic requirements for graduation have been met. It lists the courses that are satisfying your degree requirements, and it shows the degree requirements that you still need to complete.

Access the report at Click Academic Progress, then My Academic Requirements and click the “View Report As PDF” button.

You can find a list of approved Core Curriculum Courses at

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at 2.0 in all work attempted at TCU, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses attempted in the department of the major, and earn a cumulative GPA in all courses applied to the minor. Some minor programs may require a GPA greater than a 2.0 for graduation.

Students must successfully complete at least 42 hours at the advanced level numbered 30000 or above.

Schedule an appointment with:

A headshot of Bethany White, an academic advisor for the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.

Bethany White
Academic Advisor (Student last names M-Z)*

Contact Information: 
Moudy South 207

Schedule an Appointment




* For student last names A-L: Dr. Wendy Macias, associate dean for undergraduate studies, will advise last names A-L temporarily until a second academic advisor is hired. Dr. Macias will reach out via email in the next couple weeks with specific instructions and timing for academic advising appointments. Please keep an eye on your email and respond accordingly. Feel free to call 817-257-4577 or email with questions or urgent items.

Terrence L. Hood, interim Career Consultant for Bob Schieffer College of Communication

Terrence Hood 
Career Consultant

Contact Information:
The Harrison, 1100
Office hours: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Schedule an Appointment
Login with your TCU single sign on. From the top menu, click on Career Center > Select Appointments.