Getting Advice

Come to the Advising Office in 1117 Cheadle Hall or to the Transfer Student Center (1st floor LIbrary, Oceanside)!

An advising associate or peer advisor may answer your questions on the spot, have you see a drop-in advisor, or make you an appointment with an advisor.  Our hours are 9:00-12:00 on Mondays, Thursdays; 9:30-12:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 1:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. Please note that we stop signing up students for drop-in advising at 11:30 and 3:30.


An advisor will respond to your message almost always within 48 hours (it may take a bit longer on weekends or holidays.)  You can also send appeals, petitions, etc., to this address.


You can call us at 805 893-2038, but please keep in mind that we always give first priority to students who come to our office.  If you don't get through to one of our advising associates, you may want to consider coming to Cheadle Hall or sending an email.

For more information on how our office works with students, check out our Welcome to Advising video!

Also, Honorspre-healthpre-law, and international student advisors are available in 1117 Cheadle.  Dr. Stephen Blain is available to advise juniors and seniors pre-health students on an appointment basis:  please come to Cheadle Hall or call (805) 893-2038 to schedule a meeting with Dr. Blain.

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College Advising Mission

Academic advisors help students achieve their goals gy sharing knowledge and also by partnering with students to analyze their options at UCSB and beyond.  We aim to be an indispensable resources that connect students with great opportunities and the many sources of support at UCSB that essential for student success.

The Advising Partnership

The most successful advising experiences are built on relationships in which the student and advisor work together in mutual responsiveness and commitment.  To ensure that students develop these relationships, we encourage them to pursue regular conversations with the advisors.  We also invite students to explore the many online resources we make available; these online materials provide important information regarding requirements, but they also expose students to programs and opportunities that can add great value to a student’s undergraduate experience.  Exploring the online resources can also help students get even more from their meetings with the advisors.