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Academic Advising

Learn how Sixth College's academic advising services and resources can help you. At Sixth College, our academic advising mission is to provide a supportive environment for students to develop and advance their educational, professional, and personal goals.

Online Services in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

You can submit brief, non-urgent questions through the VAC. Questions submitted to Sixth College are answered by an advisor within 48 business hours.

Newly Admitted Students: You will not gain access to the VAC until after your first quarter enrollment. Proceed to Orientation for more information.

In-Person Services at Pepper Canyon Hall, Second Floor

Newly Admitted Students: You will not gain access to the following services until the first day of your first quarter. Proceed to Orientation for more information.

Walk-in Advising: 15-minute walk-in advising sessions are available if you have general questions. During walk-in advising, we can:

  • Review your degree audit and general-education requirements
  • Advise you on your short-term enrollment goals
  • Refer you to appropriate resources
  • Assist with reviewing academic forms

Walk-In Advising Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Weekday Afternoons from 1:30PM-3:30PM
    • Peer Advisors are available at this time most weekdays.
  • Note: You must sign in at least 15 minutes before the end of the walk-in period to meet with an advisor.
  • Hours subject to change. Any changes are announced above and posted at the Sixth College Hub. 

Appointments (Week 3-10): 30-minute appointments are recommended for questions or concerns that may require more in-depth advising or complexity, topics can include:

Appointment Policies:

  • Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.
    • Scheduling does not begin until Week 2.
  • We cannot schedule same-day appointments.
  • You must provide at least 24 hour notice if you plan to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • You must contact the Sixth College Front Desk to make changes to your appointment.

To Schedule an Appointment:

You should always meet with your major (or intended major) before scheduling a long-term planning appointment. To schedule an appointment call the Sixth College Front Desk at (858) 534-9001.