New Student Information for Fall 2017

School of Social Sciences  |  Undergraduate Student Affairs Office


Welcome to the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine! An important component of your academic success is the careful selection of courses appropriate to your educational goals. Our office, Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs, provides you with academic advising to ensure that you are ready to begin classes in Fall Quarter 2017 and help you reach your goals. Please read the information below regarding new student orientations and transfer advising for new students.

NOTE: Please contact our office via email at the email addresses provided. Always include your full name and UCI ID# in all correspondence.

In addition, you can refer to the New Student Checklist:


New Freshmen

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) will be offered on-campus several times in July and August. SPOP is a comprehensive orientation program designed for all new domestic freshmen and new international freshmen who attended high school in the U.S. and/or international students taking summer sessions at UCI. SPOP attendees will receive academic advising and sign up for fall quarter classes at orientation.

For more information on orientation, please go here:

For any questions you may have, you can contact our office at


New International Freshmen

If you are a new international freshmen student, you will have a "non-admissions" HOLD on your account from the School of Social Sciences. This HOLD will be removed after our office advises you. You will be sent an email from to your UCI EMAIL ADDRESS in mid-July with information about the hold and academic advising. Please make sure that you check your UCI EMAIL ADDRESS frequently since this will be the only email address we use to send out you important information.

Before we will provide you with academic advising, you first need to sign up for International Student Orientation (ISO). Information about ISO is below and you can sign up through the Orientation website found here:
International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held on-campus from September 19th-21st. ISO has been specifically designed for new international freshmen who did not attend high school in the U.S. or were not able to attend any orientation (in person). Since ISO is held in September, international students who attend it will receive academic advising via email and enroll in classes in the summer. You must first make a reservation for ISO to receive any information about advising.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new international freshmen student who will be attending SPOP, you do NOT need to sign up for ISO. Your hold will be removed during academic advising at SPOP. 


New Transfer Students

As an incoming transfer student, you currently have a HOLD on your record. The hold will be lifted once your academic advising has been completed. Please visit our website on how to make a reservation for your transfer advising session:
Email our office at with any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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