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Academic Advising

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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. 

Make an Appointment

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:

Appointments are preferred but not required for the topics above. 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.

Appointment Policies:

  • Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.
    • Scheduling does not begin until 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 Request an Appointment:

To request an appointment, use the Ask a Question tab at vac.ucsd.edu and provide the following information:
  • Specify your preference for in person or remote appointment times. 
  • Please review our Advising Calendar to see our weekly appointment availability. 
    • Provide us with at least 3 dates and times for your appointment.
  • Your cell phone number and your cell phone provider (ex: Verizon, T-Mobile, etc)
  • A brief explanation of what you would like to discuss with an advisor.
Once you make a request, we will do our best to schedule you during your available times so be sure to check your VAC Contact Record for our reply.

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