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COM Department Forms and Applications

Below are forms you may need to complete to make changes to your academic plan.

Please complete all forms in PDF format, adding any supplementary information via PDF as well.

  • Use PDF editing software such as Adobe, Preview, DocHub, etc. to complete all forms.
  • Submit documents as attachments, via this link:  Submit COM Forms.
  • Rename the form before sending: “LastName_FirstName_FormType” (Ex. Doe_John_ChangeofMajor”)

Need help with filling out digital PDF’s? Instructions on how to use DocHub can be found here.

For the most up to date forms, or if the links below do not work, check the Office of Records & Registration Form website.

Having trouble with PAWS? Visit the PAWS Help Page.

For virtual learning resources, visit the Center for Student Success.

To submit forms –

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      • Forms uploaded after 6/13/24 will be processed on a limited basis over summer. You may submit forms here, or email them directly to the chair, Dr. Ryan.

Thank you. 


COM Major Application

Students must submit this fully completed Application Packet and a Change of Major form, with proper signatures and fully completed, when required to change their Program/Plan (Change of Major).

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Students who have not yet completed one of the COM gateway courses (103, 117, 118, 172 or 242) will enter, if accepted into the major, as a Pre-Major.  See the COM Major Application for more information.
  • A Change of Major form will not be accepted without completion of the entire packet (Major Application, Program Planner, Unofficial Transcript, and Change of Major Form).
    1. The Department packet is available for download. COM Major Application with COM Planner- Fillable PDF 2023
    2. Download a current Change of Major form. Fill out the highlighted information fields.
    3. Please include a PDF of your unofficial transcript.  Rename to include your name as the PDF title.

Required Signatures: Student, Department Chair

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link.  We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


COM Minor Application
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must submit this form at least one semester before graduation.

  • Please include a PDF of your unofficial transcript.

Required Signatures: Student, Department Chair

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link.  We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


Declare Specialization Form (Uses Change of Major/Plan Form)

To Declare Specialization Sub Plan: Fill out only the highlighted fields on the form, sign, and upload via COM Forms Link.

COM Students Prior to Spring 2024:  Chair’s signature IS required. This will update your requirement term in PAWS and bring your Academic Requirement report up to date. We will obtain the chair’s signature for you.

COM Students Spring 2024 to Current Year: The Chair’s signature is not needed when declaring your specialization sub plan.

Student’s signature required in order to process this request.


Course Overload Request Form and Planner
Students must complete this form with the proper signatures in order to take more than 4.5 units in a semester.

  • Please include a PDF of your unofficial transcript.

Required Signatures: Student, Department Chair, Assistant Dean

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link.  We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


COM 391 Independent Study Application
Students must submit this form at the time of registration. A copy of the Independent Study or Mentored Research proposal must accompany this form.
Required Signatures: Student, Faculty Supervisor, Department Chair, Assistant Dean

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link   once the Faculty Supervisor has signed the PDF.  We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


Interdisciplinary Concentration Application Form
Students must submit this form with the proper signatures in order to declare and interdisciplinary college core concentration.
Required Signatures: Student, Concentration Advisor, Major Advisor

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link    once Advisors’ signatures are completed. We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


COM 399 Internship Application
Students must submit this form at the time of registration. A copy of the Internship proposal must accompany this form.
Required Signatures: Student, Faculty Supervisor, Department Chair, Assistant Dean

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link  once Faculty Supervisor has signed the PDF. We will obtain remaining signatures for you.


COM Program Planner   **Updated 2023-2024 Academic Year
Students can complete this form to ensure that they are fulfilling the Communication Studies Major Requirements as well as the college core, social justice, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and potential minor requirements. For the most accurate representation of your academic requirements, view your “Academic Requirements” pages in PAWS.


Student Travel Request
Students must complete these forms and receive appropriate travel authorizations prior to attending conferences and school-sanctioned off campus events.  Please also see the Policy on Student Travel in the TCNJ Policy Manual for particulars required as you travel as a student representative of The College.

Required Signatures:  Supervising Faculty, Student, (if student is a minor, signature of guardian), Department Chair and Dean.

Upload PDF of full packet to COM Forms Link  once Faculty Supervisor has signed the PDF.  We will obtain the remaining signatures for you.


Request to Post – For TCNJ use, please no outside groups:  Share your media, event, etc. for COM posting.

COM Request to Post


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