Undergraduate Advising


Due to the COVID-19 situation, all advisors have limited office hours for in-person advising. In-person advising sessions is by appointment, and Zoom drop-in sessions are on Mondays and Fridays.

Advisors are unable to assist students over email or phone. All advising questions, concerns, or in-person appointment requests must go through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). To request an appointment virtually via Zoom or in-person, please submit a VAC message with your reason for meeting and at least three days/times that you are available. 

The Virtual Advising Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on holidays. Post your question there and an academic advisor will respond to your question within 1-3 business days. 


Until further notice:

Undergraduate Drop-In Zoom Advising is available on a first come, first served basis 

Students may attend advising one at a time and will be held in a waiting room until admitted.

-In order to help as many students as possible during these open sessions, a maximum of 10 minutes will be allowed per person. A 1:1 appointment can be set-up if more time is needed afterward. 

Open Advising Sessions are held when possible and can be canceled without notice. Please have your questions prepared.

Mondays: 2:30-3:30 pm      https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93623542591

Fridays: 10:00-11:00 am     https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98703784956

Advising Appointments, via Zoom or in-person

Advisors are meeting with students that have a scheduled appointment virtually via Zoom or in-person. We are not meeting with students on a walk-in basis at this time, but are offering Drop-In Zoom Advising Sessions (see above schedule).

How to schedule an appointment: 
Send us a message through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with three dates and times that you are available to meet virtually via Zoom or in-person, and an advisor will confirm your request. We do not schedule same-day appointments.

Below are topics that require a scheduled appointment:
- Long-term academic planning review. Create and print out your academic plan (2, 3, or, 4-year) prior to your appointment
- Appointment for long-term academic planning can be requested after Week 2 of each quarter
- Students must have completed CENG 4, or NANO 4 to request an appointment for long-term planning. If not, advisors will only review 1-2 future quarters.

Although appointments are not necessary for the inquiries below, you may send a message in the VAC to schedule an appointment with advisor to discuss the following: 
- Degree audit checks and corrections (can be requested after Week 2 of each quarter)
- Academic planning review for the upcoming quarter only
- Academic forms review (double-major petitions, EAP, OAP, International Student Forms, etc.).
- Academic questions NOT involving a long-term plan
- Academic Difficulty


For more in-depth information about the programs, curriculum, advising and student resources, please check out our 2022-2023 Student Handbook.

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Please review our Academic Planning Tips which was discussed in Summer and Transfer prep orientation.

Academic Planning Tips