Major Advisers/ Undergraduate Advising
An undergraduate major adviser informs you of how to qualify for and declare the major. Major advisers can discuss your study plan, and help clarify your path within your major. They can also help you identify enriching learning opportunities such as research or internships.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students receive a wide range of academic and personal support through the EOP Office (click here for EOP eligibility requirements). EOP Academic Counselors help students identify strategies and skills to help them succeed academically.
The counselors at the career center are available to help you narrow your choices as you decide on a major and can offer help in assessing your career interests. The career center offers regular workshops, provides information on a wide range of internship opportunities, and maintains an extensive career resources library.
- The Education Abroad Program (EAP) Office helps you prepare for study abroad
- Services for Re-Entry and Transfer Students (STARS) helps transfer, re-entry (over age 25), and readmitted students transition to UCSC, establish support networks, and balance family and study responsibilities.
- The Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports the retention and graduation of students with disabilities.
- International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS) provides visa and immigration advising, as well as cross-cultural and academic resources.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers professional counseling for both individuals and groups.
- Your Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE) and Resident Assistant (RA) help you navigate your on-campus living situations.
The Academic and Administrative Calendar includes essential dates and deadlines for the current academic year.
The Navigator is UCSC's undergraduate guide to academic and student affairs and will prove invaluable as you progress toward your degree. In it you will find the "nuts and bolts" information you need about academic and istrative procedures, as well as campus services and opportunities.
The UCSC General Catalog is your definitive source for information about academic requirements, campus services and programs, research programs and facilities, and student life. But you will find yourself reaching for the general catalog mostly to read about the different majors offered at UCSC, look up major requirements, and read the official descriptions for courses you may wish to take. The course descriptions also tell you in which quarter(s) the course is offered and which general education requirements they satisfy. This will help you plan your schedule beyond the current quarter. The updated UCSC General Catalog will be available online by early September.
Many major departments prepare handbooks outlining the scope of the major, detailed requirements for completing the major, and faculty profiles. After declaring your major, the major department will provide you with all advising related to your major. The department handbooks provide you the in-depth information that is not included in the general catalog.
Around the sixth week of the quarter, class schedules for the upcoming quarter become available online. In addition to the course offerings for the quarter, the schedule provides you with complete information on enrollment including info on your appointment time, an academic calendar for the quarter including petition filing and enrollment deadlines, schedules for department orientations, department contact information, final exams, enrollment conditions for interview only courses, placement tests, schedule planners, and general information. Searchable schedule of classes.
UCSC Student Portal (My UCSC)