Jamie Vaughn

Undergraduate Academic Counselor
Dale Hall Tower, Room 207 (405) 325-6429

jvaughn@ou.edu


Jamie Vaughn is the Undergraduate Academic Counselor for the Department of Political Science. She assists undergraduate students in the Political Science and Public Affairs and Administration majors with the selection of classes each semester. All PSC and PAA students must be advised prior to Fall, Spring and Summer terms to be able to enroll.

To schedule an advising appointment, go to iAdvise.ou.edu

 

In addition to semester-to-semester advising, students are free to schedule appointments with Jamie to discuss questions about academic planning, scholarships, internships, graduate school, adding or dropping a class, or whatever pressing issue is on your mind! We also recommend that students discuss their academic and career goals with members of the faculty who can be an excellent resource.

Advising FAQs

Who is the advisor, and how do I get in touch with her?

Where is the advisor located?

How do I make an advising appointment?

iAdvise will not let me schedule an appointment with the P SC advisor. What do I do?

When will advising start?

I need to cancel my appointment. What do I do?

How do I determine when I can enroll in classes on Ozone?

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

Does the advisor have walk-in hours?

The class I want to get into is full. What do I do?

I want to get into a non-P SC class but I'm getting a stop. What should I do?

Can a class count for my major and my minor?

Can a class count for two different majors?

Is the P SC advisor also the Pre-Law Advisor?

I found an internship. Can I receive academic credit?

I am a senior and I want to know what I have left to graduate and what the graduation application process is. Who do I contact?


 

Who is the advisor, and how do I get in touch with her?

The advisor is Jamie Vaughn and you can contact her by email or telephone (405-325-6429).

Where is the advisor located?

Jamie is located in Dale Hall Tower, Room 207. DAHT is located on the corner of Lindsey and Elm Ave. Go to the second floor of DAHT to the main office (Room 205). Once you enter the main office, take a left and Room 207 is at the end of a short hallway.

How do I make an advising appointment?

You can go to iAdvise.ou.edu to schedule an appointment. You will log in using your 4x4 and password. First, select “Department-Level Advising” from the options. Then, select “Make Appointment” and select an available appointment time. Once you have selected the time and date, you will be able to fill out specific details about the appointment.

iAdvise will not let me schedule an appointment with the P SC advisor. What do I do?

If you have a double major or dual degree, iAdvise might not let you schedule an appointment with the P SC Advisor. In addition, students who are interested in changing to P SC, but are not currently majors will not be able to schedule an appointment on iAdvise. Please email Jamie or call (405-325-6429) Jamie and she will be able to schedule an appointment for you.

When will advising start?

Advising for fall semesters begins in late February. Advising for the spring and summer semesters begins in early October.

The date listed below is the first day you can get advised and have your advising hold lifted for Fall 2016 enrollment. The date you are eligible to be advised is based on the number of hours you have completed so Seniors are advised first, then Juniors, etc.**This is NOT the same date you are eligible to enroll on Ozone.**Advising begins approximately a month before enrollment windows open. The hope is that you will get advised before your enrollment window opens.

Advising Schedule for Fall 2016 Enrollment:

Seniors (90 hours or more) and National Merit Scholars: February 29th Juniors (60 hours or more): March 7th Sophomores (30 hours or more): March 14th Freshman (24 hours or more): March 21st **freshman with less than 24 hours completed need to be advised in University College. The advisor will send an email to your OU email account letting you know you can sign up for advising. You will know approximately two weeks in advance.

I need to cancel my appointment. What do I do?

You can cancel appointments by logging into iAdvise. During Fall and Spring advising, you must cancel your appointment 48 hours in advance. If you no-show an appointment during this time, you will not be eligible to be advised until all other students have been advised. No exceptions.

How do I determine when I can enroll in classes on Ozone?

On Ozone, go to the “Academics” tab. Under this tab, you will find an area called “Enrollment Tools” and under this section, there is a link to “Enrollment and Registration Status”. When you click on this link, choose the correct semester and you will find your “Registration Time Ticket”. This is the date and time you can register for classes on Ozone.

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

Please come to your semester advising appointment with a trial schedule as well as a list of any questions you have regarding your remaining requirements. Your advisor will guide you in the selection process, but please come with an idea of what you would like to take the following semester.

Does the advisor have walk-in hours?

The advisor does not have walk-in hours. You can make an appointment on iAdvise.ou.edu. If you have an urgent issue, please feel free to call or email to discuss same-day appointments. The advisor will have a very limited ability to see students even on an urgent basis during high advising time (Oct-Nov and March-April).

The class I want to get into is full. What do I do?

You will need to contact the instructor and ask for permission to get into the course. You can email the professor and/or go to the first day of class and explain why you were unable to enroll in the course through the normal enrollment process. Some professors will over-enroll courses and others will not.

I want to get into a non-P SC class but I'm getting a stop. What should I do?

Contact the instructor or that department to receive special permission to enroll in the course. The P SC advisor can only give permission for P SC courses.

Can a class count for my major and my minor?

No, a single class cannot double count for both your major and minor. If you would like to count a P SC class toward your minor, the course will be excluded from your major and only count toward your minor. (Example: P SC 3703 would be excluded from your P SC major work to count for a Constitutional Studies minor.)

Can a class count for two different majors?

No, a single class cannot double count for two different majors. As above, you will need to decide what major you would like the course to count toward and it will be excluded from your other major.

Is the P SC advisor also the Pre-Law Advisor?

No, the Pre-Law Advisor is Lori Dekalb. You can contact Lori at loridekalb@ou.edu or (405-325-1596). Lori's office is located in the Academic Advising Resource Center, Cate 1, Room 418.

I found an internship. Can I receive academic credit?

Yes, if you find an internship and would like to coordinate academic credit, please fill out an internship application and submit to the Internship Coordinator, Professor Ann-Marie Szymanski at ams@ou.edu. Please read the application carefully as it outlines what you must do in order to receive credit for your internship experience. Professor Szymanski will follow-up with you after she receives your application.

I am a senior and I want to know what I have left to graduate and what the graduation application process is. Who do I contact?

After you have earned 90 semester hours you will schedule a degree check appointment with the College of Arts & Sciences. Simply log in to iAdvise.ou.edu using your 4x4 and password and select “College-Level Advising” to schedule an appointment. You can also call the college office at 405-325-4411 to schedule an appointment.

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