Undeclared & Transitions Advising Program

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Summer Classes 101

Wednesday, April 17 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at 1115 North Hall

Interested in taking classes over the summer, but not sure where to start? Join the Undeclared & Transitions Advising team for a presentation going over how to register for summer classes at UCSB, California community colleges, or another UC; how to check if classes are transferable; how to fulfill pre-major and/or GE requirements outside of UCSB; and more!

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What is the Undeclared & Transitions Advising Program?

The Undeclared and Transitions Advising Program assists new and continuing students who have not yet declared a major or are transitioning between majors in thinking critically about who they are, where they want to go, and in charting a path for getting there that will make the most out of their UCSB experience!

To support you in career and major exploration we offer

  • Peer and faculty networking,
  • Guided advising,
  • Special programs for exploring academic and personal goals,
  • Career development,
  • and more.

The Undeclared and Transitions Advising Team utilizes advanced, specialized advising techniques when working with students who are currently Undeclared or who are exploring new possible major paths to encourage in-depth self-reflection that allows students to consider values, interests, and abilities. We also assist students in creating academic plans and finding engagement opportunities that explore possible major interests.  We work with continuing students as they evaluate their progress and re-evaluate their options with the goal that all Undeclared students will have identified one or two majors of interest by the end of their first year.

 

HOW TO SPEAK WITH AN UNDECLARED & TRANSITIONS ADVISOR

Starting Winter 2024, we will no longer be offering specialized Undeclared drop-in hours, and will only meet by appointment. For urgent/quick questions, please join our Advising Drop-ins (General & Honors) queue to speak with any general academic advisor. General advising drop-in hours are open Monday-Friday.

For questions that might take more than 10-15 minutes, please see below for more on scheduling an appointment.

Schedule an appointment

30-minute appointments can be made via Shoreline. Use one of the Shoreline links below to schedule an appointment with an Undeclared & Transitions Advisor.

Appointments are reserved for relatively complicated issues/questions that might take more than 10-15 minutes. Click here to see why you might want to schedule an appointment.

Appointment slots are only released two weeks in advance, and we do not schedule same-day or next-day appointments. If there are no appointments available, please check back at a later time or email us!

E-mail

You can reach us via email at undeclared_advising@LTSC.ucsb.edu. Please include your name and perm number with your question(s). Please allow 1-2 business days for a response.

If you cannot make it to the general advising drop-in hours or schedule an appointment, please email us and we'll work to find a time to meet!

 

ADVISORS

A. Caitlin Lester

Click here to schedule an appointment with Caitlin!

Vivien Truong (she/her)        

Click here to schedule an appointment with Vivien!