Coming in for a pre-transfer advising appointment is the best way to ensure that you are properly prepared to transfer to the Communication program.

Pre-transfer advising appointments typically take about 30 minutes and are with Brian Taylor Schoem in Building III office 5123. Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) with you to the meeting to be reviewed.  

To set up a pre-transfer advising appointment, Please submit an email to us adhering to the proper guidelines listed below:

  1. Address your email to "".
  2. Within the subject line please write "Pre-Transfer Advising".
  3. Please send a courteous salutation to our Academic Program Specialist, "Mr. Brian Taylor Schoem".
  4. To begin your email, please include your full name, the school you are currently attending (i.e.. Montgomery College), and your expected transfer year (i.e.. Spring 2022).
  5. Within your email, please include your availability for an appointment that week or the upcoming week.
  6. When ready, please submit your email to our department and Mr. Brian Taylor Schoem will respond to you in a timely manner regarding scheduling an advising appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Taylor Schoem using the information below:

Office Phone: 301-738-6168


Please feel free to contact us between 1pm-4pm every M-Th and 10am-1pm on Friday for LIVE chatting with a program specialist. Just because we are not in office does not mean we can't answer your questions about UMCP COMM at Shady Grove! Search "" on google hangouts to connect with a representative!

Please note: You may also reach us via Facebook Messenger (@Shadygrove Comm)