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.
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 Honors, international students, pre-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.
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 get in line via QLess for help with any pressing issues.
|Need advice on:||Drop-in||Make 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.