Visit an Academic Counselor | LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Visit an Academic Counselor

The Manship School has two of the best academic counselors on campus, Courtni Guidry and Rachael Mearman. Students consistently give them high ratings. More importantly, they help you plan effectively to graduate on-time.

Need an appointment?

Schedule an appointment by downloading the Navigate Student App, which is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

With Navigate you can:

  • Make an appointment with a Manship School academic counselor
  • View course schedule
  • Join available class study groups via Study Buddies
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Stay up to date with important deadlines
  • Access recommended "To-Do"

If you have any trouble accessing the Navigate app, refer the LSU Navigate website for assistance.

Virtual Advising

In light of the COVID-19, advising in the Manship School will be conducted remotely. Beginning on March 23, our advising appointments can be completed over the phone or via Zoom (video conference). To request an appointment, current students will be required to make appointments at least 24 hours in advance through Navigate. When making an appointment, please provide a current phone number and indicate in the comment section which mode of communication is preferred (phone or Zoom). If no preference is selected, a phone appointment will result. If a Zoom appointment is requested, students will receive directions about Zoom after they schedule an appointment through Navigate.

Please note: If a phone appointment is selected, Rachael Mearman or Courtni Guidry will call you at the time of your scheduled appointment (the incoming call may appear as either as “No Caller ID” or “No Name, No Number”). Appointments are scheduled according to Central Standard Time (CST).

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Graduating next semester?

Checkout with a counselor this semester. All Manship School students must meet with a counselor in the semester prior to their graduation semester. During this meeting you will complete your application for your degree, ensure that you are on-track to meet all graduation requirements, and get information about participating in the graduation ceremony. This is a required meeting. Schedule your meeting today by scheduling on Navigate.

Having problems?

A Manship School counselor will be glad to help. Undergraduate students can see either counselor. Rachael Mearman specializes in working with graduate students. The counselors are a great resource for solving issues in classes and around the school. If they can’t solve it, they are great resources to get you connected and on the right path.