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Academic Advising


Sixth College Academic Advising is here to support you and your academic success. The Virtual Advising Center (VAC) at is the best way to connect with Advising. Please read below for how to use VAC to meet with an advisor and get your questions answered.

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. 

Remote Drop-In Advising Calendar

*Schedule is subject to changes.

Download our Deadline Calendar for 2023-2024: Deadline Calendar


See our Webinars page for upcoming webinars and prior recordings 

Make an Appointment (Meet with Advisor)

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 one week in advance.
    • Scheduling begins 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
  • Click on ‘Meet with an Advisor’
  • Select Sixth College from the drop down menu
  • Scroll down to ‘Schedule Appointment’ and follow the instructions listed

Academic Forms or Petitions

To submit academic documents to the college, please email if an alternative method has not been provided to you. Forms and petitions should be completed and signed by all required parties prior to submission to Sixth. Appropriate forms to submit via email include completed double major petitions, satisfactory academic progress (SAP) appeals requiring college review, and readmission proposals.