Undergraduate Advising

The key to maximizing your educational opportunities lies in seeking proper advice, and academic advising is at the heart of this process. Our Faculty, Staff, and Peer Advisors play a vital role in providing our students effective guidance . Their support and expertise ensure you make informed decisions and get the most out of your academic journey

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Advising Services

The Psychology Advising Office is located in Social Sciences 2, Room 273.

Unless posted otherwise, Advising is available Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. For assistance, please review the options below and follow the instructions to speak with staff. 

In the Summer, our office will be working remotely. We will provide Drop-in Advising and appointments through Zoom only. The best way to get your questions answered, at any time, is to email psyadv@ucsc.edu

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Peer Advising

Trained Peer Advisors are able to assist students with:

Drop-In Advising

Peer Advisors are available during Drop-In hours and via email at psypeer@ucsc.edu

You can attend in person (except during Summer), or you may always choose to use the Zoom link provided in the Advising Calendar to attend Drop-in Advising or Global Learning Drop-in Advising during the scheduled blocks. 

Note that there might be a wait, so be patient and a Peer Advisor will assist you as soon as they are able. 


Please review our Advising Schedule and select any event for Instructions.

Undergraduate Advisors & Appointments 

The best way to get in touch with a Staff advisor is by emailing them at psyadv@ucsc.edu 

Undergraduate Advisors are available to assist students with:


Email psyadv@ucsc.edu with questions, requests, and any forms needing signatures. Please allow between 1-3 business days for an email response. We will complete any signature requests within 5 business days. 

If you would like to petition to have study abroad courses fulfill major requirements, begin the process at least 2 weeks before your study abroad deadline (visit our Global Learning webpage for details).

Schedule an appointment

Our Undergraduate Advisors will be available for appointments every week; about 27-30 in total. These 15-30 minute appointments become available through Slug Success 7 days in advance, and are offered on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Paige Andersen

Paige Andersen (A-Gq)

Hi! I'm Paige Andersen (she/her), your Psychology Undergraduate Advisor and a proud UC Santa Cruz alum. Excited to support your academic path!


Ryan Mulligan (Gr-Ol)

Hey there! I'm Ryan Mulligan. If you're feeling unsure about your current plans or goals, or just need a boost of encouragement and some pro tips, don't hesitate to reach out to me.



Julia Wanlin (Om-Z)

Hi! My name is Julia and I am one of the Psychology Undergraduate Advisors. I am committed to supporting students as they navigate their higher education journey.


Most questions about major requirements, enrollment, and inquiries about the major declaration process can be answered through Drop-in Advising with a Peer Advisor

Students who are still proposed in a major, but not declared are best served through Drop-in Advising, unless assistance is needed with appeals or petitions, or there are concerns about meeting the eligibility criteria to declare. 

While our Staff Advisors are equipped to provide tips and advice, for those interested in pursuing Graduate School we recommend you also review our Career Resources information.

For assistance in scheduling an appointment in Navigate Slug Success, check out the Self-Help Guide. Please note that drop-in advising and appointments are only available to active UCSC students. If you are not currently taking classes at UCSC, please email psyadv@ucsc.edu for further assistance.

Field Study Advising

Students must attend a Field Study Informational Meeting before making an appointment with the Field Study Director.