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Academic Advising Counselors and Staff

Academic Advising

Revelle Advising is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational, professional, and personal goals. We encourage you to contact us with any academic questions you may have throughout your career at UC San Diego. Please read below for more information about our services and the various ways you can connect with us.

Business Hours & Location

We are available remotely and in person through the below services: 

Normal Business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Please note that our offices and the VAC will be closed: 

  • Veterans Day (11/11/21)
  • Thanksgiving (11/25/21-11/28/21)
  • Staff Retreat (Closed at noon: 12/17/21)
  • Winter Break (12/23/21-1/2/22)

Advising help

Online Advising - Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Current and former students can submit questions online through the Virtual Advising Center.  Students are notified via UCSD email or text when their questions have been answered.  Go to vac.ucsd.edu and click on notification preferences to receive text notifications.

Drop-In Advising

We are available remotely and in person during the following times: 

Monday and Tuesday

  • 1:30 - 3:30pm

Wednesday - Friday

  • 9:00 - 11:30am and 1:30 - 3:30pm

Students must download Zoom to access virtual drop-ins.  For information and instructions, log in to the Virtual Advising Center and visit Meet with Advisor.

Drop-in advising sessions are a maximum of 15 minutes and are first come, first served. Relevant topics include

  • Scheduling and planning for the next quarter
  • Current quarter schedule changes (e.g. dropping, changing grading option)
  • Degree audit review
  • Basic GE requirement questions
  • Understanding College and University policies
  • Academic forms and petitions (e.g. Financial Aid Appeals, Concurrent Enrollment, Reduced Course Load)
  • Max Unit and Quarter Limit questions*
  • How to change your major or add a minor on TritonLink
  • Academic deadlines

* These advising issues can be discussed in a drop-in session or an appointment depending on the complexity of the questions.

Appointments

We are available remotely and in person:

Appointments are 30-minute, individual advising sessions. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. To make an appointment, contact the front desk during office hours at (858)534-3490 or complete the online appointment request form.  Students may request an appointment with a specific academic counselor.

Students must download Zoom to access virtual appointments. For instructions and information, log in to the Virtual Advising Center and visit Meet with Advisor.

Appointments are recommended for questions or concerns that may require more in-depth advising such as:

  • Changing or exploring majors*
  • Changes to overall academic plan
  • Concerns about academic performance/standing
  • Detailed information about GE requirements
  • Developing a four-year plan (new first-year students need to wait until second quarter)
  • Graduating seniors/degree checks*
  • Transferring to another college (ICT)
  • Students in academic difficulty (Academic Probation, Subject to Disqualification, Academic Disqualification)
  • Withdrawals from the quarter/leave of absence
  • Readmission questions
  • Petitions for exceptions to requirements/University policies
  • Double majors*
  • Adding a minor*

* These advising issues can be discussed in a drop-in session or an appointment depending on the complexity of the questions.

Advising Syllabus

The syllabus is designed to help you plan for a successful and fulfilling academic experience.  We hope that you will continue to utilize these recommendations and resources throughout your time at Revelle College and UC San Diego. Revelle College Academic Advising is here to assist you along the way.  View your syllabus below.

Advising Feedback Form

At Revelle, we strive to improve our student services. We welcome students to provide feedback about academic advising services received at Revelle College:

  • Did one of our academic counselors go above and beyond? Let us know!
  • Is there something you wish the advising office would offer? Let us know!
We want to hear from our Revelle students - what do you want, need, and/or appreciate?

Values

Revelle College Academic Advising values the college system at UC San Diego and is part of the strong community within Revelle College. As a cohesive team of professional academic advisors/counselors, we uphold the core values derived from of our international professional association - the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Caring - Revelle academic counselors value building relationships with students, colleagues and the campus community. We utilize empathetic listening, compassion, and care to challenge, support, and teach. 

Commitment - Revelle academic counselors value and strive for high quality interactions with students, colleagues, and the UC San Diego community. We are committed to enhancing scholarly achievement through advocacy for student-centered policies, personal development, and life-long learning of our own team and the campus community.

Empowerment- Revelle academic counselors motivate, encourage, and support Revelle undergraduate students to recognize their potential, meet their challenges, and respect their individuality. We reach these goals by providing students with resources, information, and support, enabling students to reflect on and make well-informed choices about their academic journey. 

Inclusivity - Academic counselors respect, engage, and value a supportive and accessible Revelle culture for diverse populations. Counselors will consider and advocate for the needs and perspectives of diverse students, colleagues, and the UC San Diego community through openness, acceptance, and active support for equity.

Integrity -  Revelle academic counselors act intentionally in accordance with ethical and professional behavior. Academic counselors value honesty, transparency, and accountability to the student, institution, and the advising profession. We hope to create a space where students can be upfront about their challenges and triumphs, and never be afraid to ask questions. 

Professionalism - Revelle Advising commits to providing reliable, timely, accurate information while maintaining confidentiality under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We are committed to conscientious, courteous communication and interactions.

Respect - Revelle academic counselors honor the individual identities and experiences of all students. Advisors strive to build long lasting, meaningful, positive relationships by understanding and appreciating students’ views and cultures, maintaining a student-centered approach and mindset, and treating all students with equity and fairness.