Undergraduate Advising

The Psychology Department is located in Social Sciences 2, Room 273

The key to making the most of your educational opportunities is advising, so it is essential that you seek proper advice. Our faculty, staff advisors and peer advisors play an important role in advising on all aspects of the major(s).

The following is a brief guide to the kinds of advising available during the academic year (Fall, Winter & Spring):

Drop-In Advising with Peer Advisors

(Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the end of Drop-In Advising)

Available Monday through Thursday 9:00-11:45AM & 1:00-3:45PM

Trained Peer Advisors are able to assist students with:

  • personal academic plans
  • graduation checks
  • general questions about the majors
  • major declaration
  • Study Abroad Department Approval forms

Peer Advisors are also available via email (psypeer@ucsc.edu).

Undergraduate Advisor

Undergraduate advisors are available to assist students with:

  • substitutions of transfer courses and study abroad courses
  • petition approval
  • Veterans Benefits Verification
  • enrollment assistance (click here for initial enrollment assistance information)
  • recommendations for courses and faculty to approach for research interests

Undergraduate advisors are available via email (psyadv@ucsc.edu), and are available during drop-in advising hours.

Students must attend a Field Study Informational Meeting before making an appointment.  For more information about informational meetings please click here.

Field Study Coordinator:

  • Learn about opportunities beyong the classroom 
    • Field Study (PSYC 193)
    • Research (PSYC 194)
    • Instructional Assistant (PSYC 191A)
    • Senior Thesis (PSYC 195)

For General Academic Advice see: