Campus Resource: Academic Advising

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Did you know that every student at UC Santa Cruz has at least two academic advisers to help them achieve success and graduate on time? Thorough academic advising is just one of the ways that UCSC supports its students.

College Academic Advising
UCSC's 10 residential colleges are much more than just living communities – through the colleges, college academic advisers and preceptors engage with students and help them with their more general academic needs, such as general education requirements, academic progress, and time-to-degree questions.

Academic Program Advising
Program, major, or department advisers help students with their major, including how to plan for and qualify for a major, finding faculty mentors within the program, and major-specific graduation requirements. 

Other advisers
In addition to college advising and major advising, specialized advisers are available to help students through the following programs:

Career Center

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS)

Global Engagement (Including Programs Abroad) 

The ultimate goal of academic advising, in addition to helping students clarify and reach their educational goals, is to help them become self-directed learners and responsible decision-makers.

At UC Santa Cruz, in-person advising is accompanied by extensive online information and resources.

More Information:
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Academic Advising FAQs