Reese Phifer


Academic advising is housed in Tisch Student Services on the first floor of Reese Phifer Hall. Our academic advisors value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that define our students and contribute to their academic success through coaching and mentoring.


Meet the Student Services Team

Emily Montgomery

Academic Advisor, Advertising and Freshman Public Relations

Before Your Advising Session

  1. Review DegreeWorks

    Log into DegreeWorks

    Confirm that your major and minor are correct and look through your remaining course requirements.

  2. Review your registration information

    From the Student tab on myBama, select “Registration” from the left column.

    Click on Registration Status to see when you can begin registering for classes.

    Check that you have no holds or advising pins. If there are any (as shown by a red X), make an appointment with your advisor.

  3. Write out questions for your advisor

    Before you meet with your advisor, identify the specific topics you want to discuss.


    > Course planning
    > Major/minor options
    > Academic warnings
    > Getting involved

Career Services

Meet with the Career Center at C&IS to discuss your interests, values and skills and to begin career planning. Participate in mock interviews and resume critiques and gain access to UA’s job search database, Handshake. 


The University of Alabama awards degrees in May, August and December. To see dates and times for upcoming Commencement ceremonies, see the Academic Calendar.


C&IS offers three accelerated master’s programs in Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies and Journalism and Media Studies. To qualify, you must have 90 credit hours and a minimum 3.7 GPA. For more information on C&IS AMP programs, call Tisch Student Services at (205) 348-8599 or email us at