Advising

The Sociology Academic Advising staff are available to provide advice and answers to questions about the Undergraduate Program in Sociology during walk-in advising, advising by appointment, and via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). Additional information, including specialization requirements (degree checks) can be found under Program information

Sociology Undergraduate Advisors: Jillian Tracy & Shavonne Holton

Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 401.
(See our Contact Us page for step by step directions and further maps)

Please see the Advising Schedule Tab below for quarterly advising hours and advising updates.

Academic Advising at UC San Diego: Major Advisors vs. College Advisors

Your Sociology Undergraduate Advisors are available to provide advice and answers to questions about the Undergraduate Program in Sociology.

Your college advisor 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.

Who Should You See?
Navigating Academic Advising and Records at UC San Diego (ERC Resource)

Advising Options: 

    Appointments

       - Typically 30 Minutes
       - Detailed Questions
       - Quarter by Quarter Plans

Appointments are generally better for more detailed information like career advising, individualized quarter by quarter plans, creating your first quarter by quarter plan, or detailed questions. Students are welcome to attend in person Advising either through walk-ins or appointments, however please keep the time constraints in mind for each type. 

Please refer to the Advising Schedule Tab below to schedule to an appointment.

    Walk-Ins

       - Typically 15 Minutes
       - Best for Quick Questions/ Quick Degree Progress Check-Ins
       - Signing Paperwork

Walk-in advising is generally best for quick questions about: course requirements, pre-requisites, signing study abroad paperwork, OSD paperwork/ scheduling, quick Degree Progress check-ins, other major and minor related information, or if you have an urgent question. 

 

    Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

       - On the Go Questions
       - After Hours
       - Can't stop by in person

The Virtual Advising Center (VAC) is a great way to contact a Sociology advisor if you have a quick question, can't stop by in person, or if the advising office isn't open. An advisor will respond to you within 1-3 business days (advisors do not answer VAC messages on weekends, evenings, or University holidays).

See the Virtual Advising Center Tutorial (ERC resource) for VAC navigation assistance.

Please direct all online questions to the VAC. We do not conduct advising via email or over the phone. Emailed questions will be redirected to the VAC. 

Advising Schedule

Updates to Advising Schedule

  • FA19 Advising Concludes Friday, 12/20. Sociology Advising will reopen on Monday, January 6th. Please check the updated WI20 Advising Schedule below.

Quarter Holiday Closures

  • The Advising Office will be closed for the following University Holidays: Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday), Monday, February 17 (Presidents' Day Holiday), Friday, March 27 (César Chávez Holiday), Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day observance)

Winter 2020 Advising Schedule

This is a typical schedule but may fluctuate at times. Please check this Advising page for updates.


Week 1: 


MONDAY

Walk-in Advising: 9:00a-11:30a
*Advising by Appointment: 1:00p-3:30p
 
TUESDAY
Walk-in Advising: 9:00a-11:30a
*Advising by Appointment:1:00p-3:30p
 
WEDNESDAY
*Advising by Appointment: 9:00a-11:30a & 1:00p-3:30p
 
THURSDAY
Walk-in Advising: 9:00a-11:00a
*Advising by Appointment: 1:00p-3:30p
 
FRIDAY
Walk-in Advising: 9:00a-11:30a


Weeks 2-10:


MONDAY
*Advising by Appointment: 9:00a-11:30a
*Advising by Appointment: 1:00p-3:30p
 
TUESDAY
*Advising by Appointment: 9:00a-11:30a
Walk-in Advising:1:00p-3:30p
 
WEDNESDAY
*Advising by Appointment: 9:00a-11:30a & 1:00p-3:30p
 
THURSDAY
*Advising by Appointment: 9:00a-11:00a
Walk-in Advising: 1:00p-3:30p
 
FRIDAY
Walk-in Advising: 9:00a-11:30a

Signing Up for Appointments:

*Sign up for your appointment here: Sociology Advising Google Appointment Calendar

Please make sure to use your UCSD email when making appointments. Include your PID with the reason you are scheduling an appointment in the calendar description (if no appointment times work please send us a message via the VAC).

Please note that some students have difficulty with their time zone when using their Google calendar. Appointments are only offered during the times listed above. If you notice that the times are incorrect, please check your time zone.

Advising Notes

  • New freshman and Transfer Students: Please block off 1 hour when making your first Sociology Advising appointment for quarter by quarter plans (this will require you to book 2 appointment slots). Generally quarter by quarter plans for new students take 40 mins to 1 hour. For appointments after this you can schedule just the regular 30 minutes.
  • In person advising during the Fall, Winter, and Spring is for currently enrolled students. Prospective Students can make appointments during the summer or they can email socadvising@ucsd.edu for any questions. Please see our Prospective Students tab below for further information.

Current UCSD Students

Current students are welcome to either come in for walk-in advising, to make an appointment via our Advising Google calendar, or to use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for Academic Advising questions related to the Undergraduate Program in Sociology. Please see the Advising Schedule above for our advising hours.

Please direct all online questions to the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). We do not conduct advising via email or over the phone. Emailed questions will be redirected to the VAC.

Incoming Freshman and Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Prospective Students