International Students

Welcome to the College of Letters & Science!

There are four academic advisors in the College of Letters & Science who specifically help support our F-1 Visa & EAP Reciprocity student populations: Paula Bautista, Tanya Higuera, Sarah Ocampo & Vince Rodriguez.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SPRING 2020: In order to keep students and staff safe and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus, College of Letters and Science academic advisors will be only be available via phone or Zoom for the Spring 2020 quarter. The Letters and Science Advising Office in 1117 Cheadle Hall & the Transfer Student Center in the Library will be closed indefinitely beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Please visit for instructions on how to contact our office during the Spring 2020 quarter. For any F-1 Visa related questions please direct them to the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Note: the content of these pages is designed for students who have been formally admitted to UCSB or are participating in the EAP Reciprocal exchange program.

International students registered in courses through UCSB Extension only (and who have never been admitted to UCSB) should contact the Extension office regarding any questions.