About Undergraduate Advising at UCSC
Each student has at least two staff advisers while enrolled at UCSC:
- College advisers and preceptors are “generalist” advisers. They can help students understand campus-wide requirements such as general education, academic progress, and time-to-degree policies. They can also help students identify majors that may be a good fit for them. Students are affiliated with their college advisers from admission through graduation. Contact information for college advisers
- Program, major, or department advisers focus on a specific program. They can help students understand major qualification and graduation requirements, and academic planning for the major. They help students identify appropriate faculty mentors and enrichment opportunities within and related to the program. Students are affiliated with their program advisers from the time they are formally declared in the major until the time of graduation. Contact information for major advisers
In addition to the advisers listed above, many students will, either formally or informally, identify faculty advisers and/or mentors within their major program.
There are a number of other advising services that focus either on specific groups of students, or on specific opportunities. See the "Other Advising" link at left for more information about these services.