Drop-ins and Appointments

Letters and Science Advisors are Available Monday-Friday for Drop-In Advising In-Person, Phone or Zoom.

Join the QLess "Advising  Drop-ins (General & Honors)" queue to discuss your concerns with the advisor who will, as necessary, schedule a follow-up appointment.

First-year (a.k.a., "Feshmen") and Sophomores may also use the Qless "Peer Advising Appointments" queue to schedule an appointment with a peer advisor.  NOTE: Appointments cannot be scheduled for the same or next day and may be scheduled no more than 2 weeks in advance. If you get the message "No days available", this means there currently are no available appointments. 

Transfer Students: Click here to make an appointment with a Transfer Advisor at the Transfer Student Center.

Pre-Health StudentsClick here for Pre-Health Drop-In and Appoinment information.

Pre-Law Students: Click here to get in touch with a Pre-Law Advisor. 

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Departmental versus College Advising

UCSB students are expected to work closely with their departmental advisors on matters involving major requirements; academic advising on all other subjects (e.g., general education, graduation, residency) falls primarily to College of Letters and Science advisors.. To get the most out of UCSB’s advising resources, students are encouraged to develop relationships with both College and departmental advisors.

Do I Need an Appointment?

The answer is no:  we will be glad to talk with you the same day, not matter your question!  But if you have an issue that you think might take more than 10-15 minutes to consider, speak with an advising in our regular Drop-In Queue and if necessary they will schedule a follow-up appointment. See the chart below to if an appointment might be advisable:

Need advice on: Drop-in Consider an Appointment
Academic probation X  
Add and/or drop a course X  
Changing grading option (Passed/Not Passed vs. Letter) X  
Choosing a major   X
Considering a double major   X
Degree/Progress check   X
Discuss dropping a course X  
Discuss repeating a course X  
Discuss taking time off X  
Dropped from a course X  
EAP planning form X  
Enrollment agreement X  
Intercampus visitor X  
Long-range planning to graduate by a particular target term   X
MCP (Minimum Cumulative Progress) X  
Schedule planning * (This is not course selection. See description below.) X  
Non UC Study Abroad Leave form X  
Picking up or submitting a petition X  
Registration block X  
Required to change my major X  
Returning after an absence X  
2nd repeat X  
Senior check X  
Taking GEs elsewhere (including in summer)? X  
Transfer from Engineering or Creative Studies & not in good standing X  
Transfer to another institution  X  
Withdrawing from the current quarter X  

*Advisors will review your requirements with you for an efficient plan to complete them. Note: they will not choose your classes for you.