Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs offers academic advising through in-person walk-ins, drop-ins, live chat, and scheduled appointments. Please read through the information below to determine which form of advising best works for you. Please only pursue one advising route at a time, so that we can efficiently and effectively answer all student inquiries in a timely manner. Your cooperation is appreciated. 

Please keep in mind that we do not advise via email or over the phone. It is best to visit our office in 1201 SBSG or utilize our same-day advising services (see weekly schedule below).

 

NOTE: These services are only available to CURRENT UCI STUDENTS

 
 

Types Best For... Availability Who You Meet With


Live
Chat

 
Quick, general questions


Varies - see weekly schedule

 
Peer Academic Advisors and Academic Advisors


WeChat

 
Quick, general questions

 
Response within 1-3 business days

 
Peer Academic Advisors and Academic Advisors


Walk-In Advising (in person!)

 
Course recommendations, scheduling, advising questions, resource referrals

 
Varies - see weekly schedule

 
Peer Academic Advisors and Academic Advisors


PAA Drop-In
Advising (via Zoom)

 
Course recommendations, scheduling, advising questions


Varies - see weekly schedule

 
Peer Academic Advisors


Scheduled Appointments

 
More complicated issues or questions, Social Sciences Majors ONLY


Weeks 2-9

Academic Advisors (can request a specific advisor)


 
 Students are encouraged to visit this page frequently for the schedule and information on our advising methods throughout the quarter.

 **Week 2 Schedule of Same-Day Advising** 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 Please Note: Services may end earlier than the times posted, since we need to assist all students waiting by the end time. It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to end time. Thank you for understanding.

 **Week 3 Schedule of Same-Day Advising** 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

PAA Drop-Ins (Zoom)

10:00am - 11:30am

 

Walk-in Advising

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Walk-in Advising

9:00am - 11:30am

and 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Live Chat

9:30am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

PAA Drop-Ins (Zoom)

10:00am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm

 Please Note: Services may end earlier than the times posted, since we need to assist all students waiting by the end time. It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to end time. Thank you for understanding.

 
LIVE CHAT

  • More Information

    Availability varies throughout the quarter. 

    Social Sciences Live Chat is an online live chat service available for CURRENT UCI STUDENTS to ask general advising related questions. For quick questions requiring a more immediate response, chat is the best option. You will need to provide your full name and UCI ID number to communicate with a Social Sciences' Academic Advisor. Advisors are available to answer general questions related to the enrollment issues, policies and procedures, degree requirements, resource referral, etc.

    • Examples of questions that are best for chat:
    • Can I take this course as Pass/No Pass?
    • When is the deadline to drop a class?
    • Why can't I add this class?

     

    Live Chat is intended for questions that can be answered quickly. Questions/advisement requiring more time should be emailed to socsci@uci.edu.

    NOTE: Please view the weekly schedule above to see when our Live Chat is available. If scheduled, click the button below to join live chat.

     

    Visit Live Chat

     

     

 
 
WECHAT

  • More Information

    WeChat is an option for students who would like to receive advising in Chinese. 

    我们有会讲中文的学术辅导员,如果你想以中文咨询,你可以
    微信联系我们。如果你还没添加我们的微信,请点击这里填写你的信息后我们将向你发送微信好友申请。
    **注:必须登陆UCI邮箱才可访问填写我们的微信联系表格!

    We have Chinese speaking academic advisors, if you would like to receive advising in Chinese, you can: 
    Contact us in WeChat. If you still haven't added us on WeChat, please click here to fill out your info and we will send you the WeChat friend request. 
    **Note: You must log in to your UCI email to access and fill out our WeChat contact form!

    When using WeChat, make sure to consider the following:

    • Our WeChat response time is 1-3 working days, we do not respond on weekends and holidays
    • Please be patient for a response, do not contact us in multiple ways (such as email, phone) for the same questions, or we will be less efficient in responding.
    • Students must ask the questions for themselves, not for their friends. Some replies only apply to the particular student.  
    • We only advise on academics, please contact the corresponding office for other affairs. For example, visa related questions should be referred to the International Center.
    • Please never share your password with anyone else! Campus staff will never ask for your password!

 

 WALK-IN ADVISING 

  • More Information

    In person, walk-in advising is available for any questions you may have about Social Sciences' policies, majors/minors, change of major criteria, general education, degree requirements, course scheduling, progress/degree checks, and any other academic advising questions you may have! This same-day advising service will be the most common way to speak with an advisor.

 

PAA DROP-IN ADVISING (via Zoom)

  • More Information

    Our PAAs are available for any questions you may have about Social Sciences' policies, majors/minors, change of major, general education, degree requirements, course scheduling, as well as providing informative workshops, and much more! Get to know our 2022-2023 PAAs and visit our PAA Page for more information and how you can connect with our wonderful PAAs!

    **Keep in mind that you must be logged into your UCI Google/Gmail account to access the sign-up form and also logged into your UCI Zoom account in order to access the Zoom waiting room.**

    Please fill out the PAA Drop-In Advising sign-up form Click Here NOTE: This form is only available during scheduled hours and will not accept responses outside of these hours (see weekly schedule above).

    Once the form is completed, you will be provided with the Zoom link to join the waiting room. It is best to join the Zoom waiting room as soon as you can, so you can keep your place in the virtual line. Students will be seen one-on-one on a first-come, first serve basis.

    Need a PAA when live chat and PAA drop-ins are not available? Feel free to contact them via email at SocSciPAA@uci.edu.

    Connect with our PAAs on Facebook and Instagram!

 

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS 

  • For More Information

    Appointments are available beginning Week 2 each quarter and are available Monday through Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:30pm (last appointment made at 11am for the morning and 3pm for the afternoon).

    20-30 minute scheduled appointments are intended for students with lengthier, more complex questions or scheduling issues that require more time with an advisor than live chat, emails or drop-ins/walk-ins will allow. You do not need an appointment for the following: course petitions/substitutions, DegreeWorks updates, graduation application changes, letter requests, prerequisite clearance, excess units, etc. Please refer to our FORMS page.

    PLEASE NOTE: For information regarding post-graduate plans, graduate school, internships, and career advising, please select "Social Sciences Academic Resource Center (SSARC)," which is the perfect resource to assist you! You can also visit their website: https://www.ssarc.socsci.uci.edu/

 

 

© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766