2024 International Freshmen Student Advising Online

School of Social Sciences | Undergraduate Student Affairs Office

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Congratulations and welcome to the Anteater family! We are so happy to welcome you to the School of Social Sciences.

Here is some information on things to come!

1) Summer Orientation
You are required to attend an in-person orientation.
Most international students will attend ISPOP (International Student Orientation), but if you want to attend SPOP, that's also a great choice!
When the orientation registration opens, be sure to reserve your spot in ISPOP or SPOP!

2) Academic Advising
Those of you who have registered for an orientation (ISPOP or SPOP) will receive academic advising information around July 10th.

3) Enroll in Classes
After following academic advising instructions, you will enroll in classes for the Fall Quarter.


All incoming international first year students will have an ACADEMIC HOLD placed on your record. Don't worry - this is normal!! It is to ensure that you complete your online academic advising. 

More information will be coming to you in July!
Please wait for our message, and there’s no need to reach out until then. Thank you for your understanding!


Additional Resources & Information

Applicant Portal
You may still be receiving important information from the UCI Admissions office through your Applicant Portal, so please make sure you are checking it frequently throughout the Summer!

UCINetID and Gmail
Please make sure that you have activated your UCINetID and your UCI Gmail account! From here on out, our office will be communicating with you only through your UCI student email address, so it's important to get it activated ASAP and to check it daily!

Information on how to get all your UCI accounts set up can be found under the "Getting Started" section of our New Student page.

2024 Summer Change of Major Info
Thinking of changing your major? More information on each School's change of major policies for incoming students can be found on our Summer Change of Major page.


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