Academic Advising



Winter 2019 LD GE Course Offerings: Winter 2019 GE Course Offerings (PDF)

Expected Office Closures: 

  • Monday, December 17: Sixth College Administration will close at noon and will reopen at 8:00AM on Tuesday, December 18.
  • Tuesday, December 18: Academic Advising will close at noon and will resume normal advising hours at 8:00AM on Wednesday, December 19.
Walk-In Advising Hours, Week 2-Finals:
  • Mornings from 9:30AM-11:30AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Afternoons from 1:30PM-3:30PM Monday-Friday
  • Note: You must sign in at least 15 minutes before the end of the walk-in period to meet with an advisor.
Appointments Available, Week 2-Finals:
  • See details listed below

Learn how Sixth College's academic advising services and resources can help you. At Sixth College, our academic advising mission is to develop personal and caring partnerships with students and to help you achieve your educational, career, and life goals.

Advising: Walk-in vs. Appointment

Walk-in advising:
Available for current students in 15 minute increments.
These sessions are recommended for students with general questions or concerns, topics can include:

  • Degree audit checks and corrections
  • Quarter planning and scheduling
  • Academic form review, i.e. double major petitions, EAP, OAP, International Student forms, etc.

Advising appointments:
Available for current students in 30 minute increments.
Appointments are recommended for questions or concerns that may require more in-depth advising or complexity, topics can include:

  • Long term planning
  • Major exploration
  • Academic difficulty
  • Discussion of academic opportunities

 How to schedule an appointment: 

  • To schedule an appointment call the Sixth College front desk (858) 534-9001.
  • We do not schedule same-day appointments. In consideration of others, please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Academic Advising is located on the 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall (map).

Virtual Advising Center-
Current students can submit a brief question 24 hours a day through the Virtual Advising Center. An advisor will respond within 48 business hours (and often sooner).

Important note: Response times may exceed 3 working days during enrollment periods and/or observed campus closures.

How to prepare for Academic Advising

  • Bring a list of questions to help guide your session
  • Review your degree audit and academic history
  • Meet with your major/minor advisor for related questions
  • Review your Four-Year Plan prior to your session
  • Be flexible about your options
  • Follow up on your advisor's referrals to other services
For more information, contact Sixth College.