Academic advising is a process designed to facilitate student development and communicate information regarding degree programs, courses, resources, and departmental policies/procedures to help students attain their educational goals. The academic advising process helps students to:
15-minute walk-in sessions, available throughout the quarter (please see the schedule below), to help with simple questions such as:
30-minute appointments to address more involved questions, such as:
Call our office at (858) 534-0557 during our business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm, closed Tuesdays 8am-1pm).
Students are scheduled an appointment with an available advisor; no advisor-specific appointments will be given.
Current students can submit a brief question 24-hours a day through the Virtual Advising Center. An advisor will respond within 72 business hours (and often sooner).
Infosessions and workshops are designed to introduce and expose students to academic and cocurricular services and programs vital to their success.
Biology information sessions and workshops are scheduled throughout the year. Check the info sessions page for dates.
The official methods of communication used at UC San Diego by the Division of Biological Sciences and your college are email communication via a students’ UC San Diego email account and the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).
Due to privacy regulations, the advisors will communicate solely through the VAC or your UC San Diego email account. While some inquiries may be resolved through email correspondence, most situations benefit from face-to-face interaction, so please select the most appropriate form of communication to address your inquires.
Pacific Hall 1128
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0348
Current UCSD students:
Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond in 1-3 business days.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org