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Academic Advising




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.

Virtually Meet with an Advisor by Zoom (until further notice)

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 zoom walk-in advising sessions are available if you have general questions. You must log into the Virtual Advising Center in order to access the Zoom Meeting Instructions for Sixth College. 

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

Walk-In Advising Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Weekday Afternoons from 1:30PM-3:30PM
  • 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. 

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 Remote 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.