Amanda Blocker

Amanda Blocker is the academic advisor for Literature, Media, and Communication majors. She has over eight years of academic advising experience and enjoys helping students navigate their way through college. As a former English literature major, Amanda understands and appreciates the value of a liberal arts degree and has experienced first-hand how a passion for creativity, communication, and critique translate in the workplace and the global community.

Advising Updates

Check out the LMC academic advising instagram for updates, reminders, and more!

@gtLMCadvisor

Appointments will be available via video or phone for fall 2020. 

New! 

Advisor Link (will replace gradesfirst)

 

Examples of Appointment Reasons: 

Academic Planning: discussing your plans for future semesters; class recommendations; which threads to choose

Academic Standing: if you are on warning or probation; to discuss improving your GPA

Midterm Advising: discussing progress reports in 1xxx-2xxx level classes; possible withdrawal from a class

Study Abroad Planning: if you are planning to study abroad and need to discuss next steps

Minor/Certificate: to discuss interest in minors and certificates offered

Change of Major: to discuss interest in / plans for changing your major and next steps

Graduation Application Review: for upcoming graduates who are applying / have applied to graduate

Milestone Advising: not something commonly used

Paperwork Signature: if you have questions before getting a form signed

Career Planning: LMC is unique in that we have a designated internship & careers advisor, Jillann Hertel!

Readmission: if you are a student with a readmission contract

Petition to Faculty: to discuss a petition to the faculty

Please visit https://lmcdegree.lmc.gatech.edu/useful-forms/ for a list of common forms and links to their .pdf versions.

OAG (Online Application for Graduation) Deadlines:

Fall 2020 – closed

Spring 2021 – January 15, 2021

Click here for more information on the OAG

OAG FAQs:

Why doesn’t my degreeworks match my major checklist?
Degreeworks is based on your current catalog and any checklists/paperwork you have may not correspond with the correct catalog. Degreeworks is THE platform used to review and confirm your degree status. If you have questions or concerns about your degreeworks, please reach out to your advisor asap.

Why isn’t my minor showing up on degreeworks?
If you are pursuing a minor but have not officially declared it, you will want to complete the change of minor form prior to submitting the OAG. To officially declare a minor, you must meet with your current academic advisor and the academic advisor for the minor. More info at the link above.

LMC has our very own career advisor, Jillann Hertel! For more information and scheduling an appointment, visit: https://lmcdegree.lmc.gatech.edu/portfolio/jillann-hertel/

She also assists with LMC-related unpaid internships. More information here: https://colab.lmc.gatech.edu/internships/

Academic Standing

In order to be in good standing with the university, you need to achieve certain term and overall grade point averages. If you do not meet certain term and overall GPA designations, you may end up on Warning, Probation, Review, or Drop/Dismissal. For more information, please visit: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/academic-standing

Academic advising is required for all LMC majors on Probation.


Grade Substitution Policy

Students may repeat a course for grade substitution up to two times. This new policy replaces the previous one and is effective Summer 2019. For more information, please visit: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/policies/grading-gpa/grade-substitution/

  • FASET for new freshmen:

At FASET (Georgia Tech’s new student orientation program), students can expect to meet with their academic advisor to review any AP/IB/dual enrollment credit and to create a schedule for fall semester. 

  • FASET for new transfers:

Students transferring from another university into the LMC major can expect to meet with their academic advisor to review all previously completed credit, to create a schedule for fall semester, and discuss an approximate date of degree completion. 

To register for FASET or for FASET FAQs, please visit: https://transitionprograms.gatech.edu/content/faset-orientation

  • Financial aid — for questions about tuition and scholarships (HOPE, ZELL, etc)
  • Admissions — for questions about requirements to attend Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Registrar — for submitting transcripts, turning in many institute forms, the academic calendar, and more
  • Counseling — for mental health support and assistance
  • Center for Academic Success — for tutoring, coaching, and other programs to help you succeed