Drop-ins and Appointments

Letters and Science Advisors Available Monday-Friday for Phone-in and Appointments

Through Winter 21, Letters and Science advisorsors will not be available to meet in person, but you can speak to an advisor via the phone or Zoom.  "Get in line" via Qless during advising hours, and our staff will call you back and anwer your questions or arrange for you to speak with an advisor.  If you cannot receive a phone call, please email academic_advising@Ltsc.ucsb.edu, and we'll arrange to contact you via Zoom.

Appointments can also be scheduled online, but please note that an appointment can be scheduled only two weeks out and that appointment slots fill quickly. If there are no available appointments, we suggest that you contact us via QLess.

Also, specialized advising for Honorsnternational studentspre-health, and pre-law. For general, Honors, international student, and pre-law avdvising, please visit the appointment link here: https://appts.apps.duels.ucsb.edu/index.aspx.  For pre-health appointments, please visit the Health Sciences Advising website, https://healthsciences.duels.ucsb.edu/home


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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 the advisors in the College advising office (Cheadle Hall 1117) or in the Transfer Student Center. 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?

Many times we can answer a students' questions immediately either in the Cheadle Hall advising office or in the Transfer Student Center so there is no reason to wait for an appointment. Please consult the chart below. If your concern isn't included here, and we will answer your question and/or arrange for you to speak with an advisor. If you try to schedule an appointment but none are available, please come (or call) 1117 Cheadle or the TSC for help with any pressing issues. 

Need advice on: Drop-in Make 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 ** (see below for hours and info) 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.

** Senior check hours are Monday & Friday, 9-11:30 am at 1117 Cheadle.  Transfer students can go to the Transfer Student Center in the Library. Please note that your Major Progress Check on GOLD is the exact same tool that advisors and the Registrar uses and you can use this to run your own senior check.  If you have questions about it, then you should see an advisor.

Contacting Specific Academic Program Staff

Visit the respective page on our website to find the direct contact information for our various programs. The Academic Programs, Honors, and Research Opportunities pages of our site include specific contact information for our programs, such as: