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Academic Advising

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Advisors are readily available through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to answer your academic advising questions. Questions directed through the VAC will be answered within 24-48 hours. 

The following can be addressed in the VAC: 

  • Questions regarding major and minor requirements
  • Degree Audit check and correction
  • Graduation Check    

Unsure of how to use the VAC?  Check out this helpful video!

 

Drop-in Advising

ISP Advisors are available for drop-in advising both in-person and via Zoom through summer 2022. 

Tuesday & Thursday, In-Person or Zoom available

9:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 3:00 pm PST

Wednesday, Zoom only available

9:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 3:00 pm PST

 

 Drop-in Advising Closures
Tuesday, July 5th 9:00 - 11:00 AM
& Wednesday, August 3rd 9:00 - 11:00 AM (PST). 

Zoom advising:
  • Please sign in to virtual drop-ins using the "Meet with Advisor" tab in the Virtual Advising Center.
    • Each session will be limited to 5 - 15 minutes.
In-person advising:
  • Available at the Robinson Building Complex, downstairs in Building 3.
    • Please use the QR codes at the front desk to check in. 

 

The following can be addressed during a 5-15 minute drop-in advising session:

  • Questions regarding major and minor requirements
  • Enrollment Questions
  • Degree Audit check and correction
  • Academic Issues
  • Add/Drop Deadline
  • Graduation Check     

 

 If you are interested in making a quarter by quarter plan with an advisor, please create a plan to the best of your knowledge and come to drop-in advising with the prepared plan. ISP Advisors can review your quarter by quarter plan and make necessary edits. Major specific quarter by quarter plans can be found on your major’s homepage

 

ISP Advising Appointments (Zoom & In-Person) 

  

30-minute appointments are available to address inquiries such as:

  • Long-term academic planning for major requirements
  • Degree Audit check and correction
  • Current quarter planning and scheduling
  • Selecting classes for next quarter
  • Study Abroad Planning
  • Planning for the BA/MIA or Honors Program
  • Readmission

 Appointment Advising Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday  9:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 3:00 pm (PST)

There will be limited advising appointments available during Weeks 1-2 and Weeks 8-9 to accommodate the high volume of drop-in advising for the beginning of the quarter and enrollment periods.

If you are unavailable during these times, you may send advisors your availability Monday - Friday and they will do their best to accommodate your request.

To schedule an appointment, complete the ISP Appointment Request Form.  A confirmation message will be sent to you in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with detailed information on how to access virtual appointments via Zoom. In-person appointments will take place in the ISP offices at the Robinson Building Complex. 

Appointment Policies

  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 48 business hours in advance
  • If you are no longer able to meet with an advisor at your appointment time, you must email isp@ucsd.edu to cancel/reschedule
  • Students who miss their appointment or are more than 5 minutes late will have their appointment cancelled and must visit ISP drop-in advising before scheduling a new appointment 

 

Academic Form Review and Signature

If you need an advisor to review and sign an academic form, you may submit the completed form to isp@ucsd.edu. Be sure to include your name, PID, and other supporting information. Please allow 3-4 business days for processing. 

Examples of these forms include: 

If you need to submit an undergraduate student petition form for your International Studies major or minor requirements, please review ISP petition information and submit via the online petition form.

If you have several questions about the form and/or you would like to discuss how to complete the form, please visit us in drop-in advising. 

BA/MIA Advising

If you have a quick question about the BA/MIA program requirements, you may send a message to the International Studies Program in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). An advisor will respond within 24-48 hours. 

If you are interested in meeting with an advisor regarding the BA/MIA Program, please submit a BA/MIA Specific Academic Advising Appointment Request. 

 

Telephone

Advisors are available by phone to answer general questions. Please note that advisors are not able to provide academic advising beyond general questions over the phone per University policy.
 
Matthew Lin
Corey Wylde Fujikawa
Julia Ng
Kaylee Fisher
(858) 822-5298
(858) 534-3432
 (858) 534-1104  (858) 822-5059

 

 

Virtual Advising Center (VAC): http://vac.ucsd.edu

Email: isp@ucsd.edu (Always include your full name PID when sending an email to ISP)

Advising Staff

 

Program Coordinator/Academic Advisors

Email Address: isp@ucsd.edu

Name: Matthew Lin
Phone: (858) 822-5298
Email: mjl025@ucsd.edu
Location: Robinson Building Complex, Building 3, Room 3135

Name: Kaylee Fisher
Phone: (858) 822-5059
Email: kmfisher@ucsd.edu
Location: Robinson Building Complex, Building 3, Room 3137

Name: Corey Fujikawa
Phone: (858) 534-3432
Email: cfujikaw@ucsd.edu
Location: Robinson Building Complex, Building 3, Room 3136

Name: Julia Ng
Phone: (858) 534-1104
Email: jtng@ucsd.edu
Location: Robinson Building Complex, Building 3, Room 3128

Director of Academic Degree Programs at GPS

Name: Nancy Gilson
Phone: (858) 534-7496
Email: ngilson@ucsd.edu
Location: Robinson Building Complex, Building 3

College Advisors

Your college advisors will provide you with general academic support, assist you with questions that you may have regarding college general education requirements, university requirements, IGETC and TAG, writing courses, graduation, and policy questions.

College Advising phone Student Affairs phone Location
Revelle College (858) 534-3490 (858) 534-3493 Revelle Provost's Office
Muir College (858) 534-3580 (858) 534-3587 Humanities & Social Science Bldg. 2126
Thurgood Marshall College (858) 534-4110 (858) 534-4390 Thurgood Marshall College Administration 104
Warren College (858) 534-4350 (858) 534-4731 Computer Science and Engineering Building (EBU3), 1st floor
Eleanor Roosevelt College (858) 534-9864 (858) 534-2237 Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building, 3rd Floor
Sixth College (858) 822-5955 (858) 822-5953 Pepper Canyon Hall, 2nd Floor