Letters and Science Advisors Available Monday-Friday for Phone-in and Appointments
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.
While appointments can be scheduled ahead in the QLESS General and Honors Advising Queue, 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 join the General and Honors Advising Call Back Queue: in most cases we will be able to contact you the same day.
Click here for Pre-health and Pre-law advising appoinments. Go to the Pre-health and Pre-law websites to find more information about drop-ins advising and appoinments.
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, schedule an appointment might be a good idea. See the chart below to if an appointment might be advisable:
|Need advice on:||Drop-in||Consider an Appointment|
|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|
|Discuss dropping a course||X|
|Discuss repeating a course||X|
|Discuss taking time off||X|
|Dropped from a course||X|
|EAP planning form||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|
|Required to change my major||X|
|Returning after an absence||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.