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Academic Advising Information

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is where you will meet with your advisor, who will help you understand the requirements for graduation, classes for your major and guide you through signing up for classes. Most students will be assigned content by their school to complete online before they meet with their advisors and register for courses. All students should be checking their UCI email address daily to receive important information about this process. 

Domestic first-year students will receive academic advising at SPOP. You will also be enrolling in your Fall Quarter classes at SPOP. 

International first-year students and transfer students will be contacted by their academic advisor directly with instructions on how to attend an advising session and sign up for their Fall Quarter classes. 


Change of Major

Some schools are accepting change of major requests during the summer. The following schools will be accepting change of major requests this summer: 

School of Education

Please email Zulakha Sheikh (zulakhas@uci.edu)

School of Humanities

Incoming first-years, email Malinda Pang (pangmr@uci.edu)

Incoming transfers, email Maribel Valentin (maribev@uci.edu)

School of Public Health

Please email phuao@uci.edu


Please email Norma Arevalo (narevalo@uci.edu)

If you are interested in changing into a mahor in a school that is not listed above, you must wait until Fall Quarter. Visit Change of Major Criteria to review the necessary tasks to change your major. 

For a complete list of Undergraduate Majors and Minors, visit the General Catalogue