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Academic Advising

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Virtual Advising Center (Ask A Question)

Current and former students can submit questions through the Virtual Advising Center using the "Ask a Question" tab. Questions submitted to Sixth College are answered by an advisor within 48 business hours. Students are notified via UCSD email and/or text when their questions have been answered in their Contact Record.

New Incoming Students: New students will gain access to Ask a Question in the Virtual Advising Center on the date indicated in the New Triton Advising. Proceed to Orientation for more information.

Remote Drop-In Advising (Meet with Advisor)

Current and former students can meet with a Sixth College Advisor via Zoom in a 15-minute advising session during posted advising hours. During remote drop-in advising we can:

  • Review the degree audit and general-education requirements 
  • Advise students on their short-term enrollment goals
  • Refer students to appropriate resources
  • E-Sign some forms that require a college advisor signature (Academic Planning Forms, SAP Appeals, etc.)

Drop-In Advising Hours:

  • See calendar below for hours. Hours subject to change.
  • Use the "Meet with Advisor" tab of the Virtual Advising Center to sign in.
  • See "How to Sign-In" on YouTube to learn how to use the Meet with Advisor tab.  
  • Note: Students must sign in at least 15 minutes before the end of the advising period to meet with an advisor.

New Incoming Students: New students will gain access to Meet with Advisor once they are enrolled for the Fall quarter. All course planning is done online prior to enrollment. 

Make an Appointment

NOTE: For urgent issues, we recommend that you meet with an advisor during virtual drop-in hours as this is the fastest way to meet with an advisor.

Current and former students can schedule a 30-minute appointment 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.
  • Same day appointments are not available.
  • Please provide at least 24 hour notice if you plan to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Please contact Sixth College to make changes to your appointment.
  • You should always meet with your major (or intended major) before requesting a long-term planning appointment.

 

To Schedule an Appointment:

  • Log in to vac.ucsd.edu
  • Click on ‘Meet with an Advisor’
  • Select Sixth College from the drop down menu
  • Scroll down to ‘Schedule Appointment’ and follow the instructions listed

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