Undergraduate Advising

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). 

Advising Services

The Psychology Department Office in Social Sciences 2, Room 273 is currently closed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the campus actions implemented by Chancellor Cynthia Larive.

The following is a guide to the academic advising available during the Spring Quarter 2020.

Please note we will have an online process for Major Declarations for Spring 2020. More information on the Major Declaration process will be available by the second week of the Spring quarter. We do not process major declaration requests the first few weeks of each quarter. 

Drop-In Advising with Peer Advisors

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

Trained Peer Advisors are able to assist students with:

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

Please see the calendar below and click on the Zoom meeting link during the scheduled time to access drop-in advising. Peer Advisors are also available via email at psypeer@ucsc.edu.

Undergraduate Advisors

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

Please email psyadv@ucsc.edu with questions, requests, and any forms needing signatures. We will respond within 5 business days to any signature requests. 

Remote advising through virtual ZOOM (video-conferencing) appointments, is available Monday through Thursday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. If you would like to request an appointment, please email psyadv@ucsc.edu, provide your availability (dates & times), and reason for appointment. 

Field Study Coordinator

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

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