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More about Academic Advising

Academic advisor assisting a student with a schedule

As an undergraduate student here at UC San Diego, you have access to a unique academic advising system. Led by your Dean of Academic Advising, your college advisors are available to help you understand your general education requirements and navigate the university’s academic expectations.  In addition to college advisors, students have advisors in multiple areas who can offer expert information specific to a student’s major, interest in pursuing internships or a particular career field, or plans to study abroad. You’re supported throughout your entire academic career, from admission to graduation.

See your Academic Advisor when you need help

The advising process is a partnership. You work with your advisors in collaboration and you each share responsibilities in your success.  Your advisors will not make decisions for you, but will work with you to help discover your passions, talents, and plan for a fulfilling career. Academic Advisors meet one-on-one with students via appointments or walk in meetings. 

Your Responsibility

Your Advisors’ Responsibility

Check in when you have an academic question 

Know the requirements and resources

Schedule appointments in advance

Respond to questions and spark ideas

Be prepared to ask thoughtful questions

Provide options and make referrals

Openly discuss your educational goals

Guide planning and decisions

The Advising System

The advising system:

  • Virtual Advising Center is accessible through your TritonLink account. Here you can send a message to your college and major advisors.
  • Advising Webinars and Workshops give you the tools and skills you need to plan your education, use WebReg to enroll, and connect to resources.
  • Peer Advisors are upper division students who’ve been through a rigorous training process to assist fellow students in their academic journey. 

TritonLink gives you access to some vital tools to help you manage your finances, course enrollment and career planning.