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Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Admission Requirements

  • OU Students: 2.75 GPA (COMB RET)
  • Transfer Students: 2.75 GPA
  • Must complete 24 hrs, including JMC 1013, as well as successfully complete LST/AIT exams


Additional Requirements

  • Current OU students who meet the admission requirements may declare a major in this college through a Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication academic counselor at any time during the semester.
    • Note: Beginning the 11th week of the semester, a change in major will be reflected on a student's transcript for the following semester. Colleges may wait until the end of the semester to review a student's final grades before approving/processing a major change.


Advising office: 2533 Gaylord Hall
Phone: (405) 325-5684     Advising website


Q. Who is my advisor?
A. Kathy Sawyer - Public Relations

    Josh Kahoe  - Creative Media Production and Journalism

    Chandler Lindsey - Professional Writing

    Jodie Daffer - Advertising and Public Relations

Q. When should I be advised?
A. Students are required to be advised prior to each enrollment period.


All undergraduates must be advised prior to each enrollment. Pre-Journalism students who are in University College should meet with their counselor in that office.


With the exception of Intersession, advising is mandatory prior to each academic term for all students in the Gaylord College. Advising for the fall semester begins in February; advising for the spring and summer semester begins in September. Students are advised by professional academic counselors in the Student Services Center. Students may also meet with faculty members to discuss careers, internships, and professional issues. Notices about advising will be posted in The Gaylord Extra.


Students should be familiar with the degree requirements checksheet for their major. Degree Navigator is another helpful tool that students and advisors use to view academic requirements and progress.


Students are required to maintain current local addresses and e-mail addresses with the university, as important advising and graduation information is distributed each academic term in The Gaylord Extra.


Language Skills Test (LST) and Academic Integrity Test (AIT) Information

  • The LST is the entrance examination to the Gaylord College. The LST and AIT must both be completed prior to enrollment in JMC 2033 (Writing for Mass Media), a course that is required of all journalism and mass communication majors.
  • The LST includes 80 questions on grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • The AIT has 25 questions that are taken directly from information on the Academic Integrity website.
  • The LST/AIT is administered in the Student Services Center (2533 Gaylord Hall) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Test results are available the next business day.

LST Study Guide