Welcome to UCI and the School of Humanities! 

As a new transfer student, you will be required to complete mandatory academic advising this summer to enroll in courses. Academic advising sessions will be held in-person on the UC Irvine campus throughout June, July, and August.

More detailed information on academic advising will be emailed to you and posted on this page in early June. In the meantime, you are encouraged to complete the following pre-advising steps to get ahead:

1) ACTIVATE YOUR UCI NETID

2) FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE HUMANITIES TRANSFER ADVISING SURVEY AND SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES YOU HAVE ATTENDED BY JULY 1

You will need to log in to the survey using your UCInetID and password. Unofficial transcripts will need to be uploaded within the survey.

 NOTE: This is separate from, and in addition to, the official transcripts you are required to submit to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools. You are still required to send your official records to the Office of Admissions by the deadline stated on your Admissions offer. 

Additional steps will be posted to this page and emailed to all new Humanities transfers in early June.


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

  • July 1, 2022 – Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
  • July 1, 2022 – Deadline to submit the Transfer Advising Survey and unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study.
  • July 15, 2022 – Deadline to submit official test scores to the Office of Admissions.
  • September 15, 2022 – Deadline to pay fees. Review your ZOT Account Online in late-August.
  • September 22, 2022 - The first day of classes. Note this is a Thursday.

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F.A.Q.

Academic Advising: 
Am I required to complete academic advising?
Is there a fee for academic advising?
What do I need to do to prepare for my advising session?
Do I need to take any placement exams?
I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities?
What is the difference between TSPOP and academic advising?
I signed up for/attended TSPOP already, do I need to do anything else?

Enrolling in Classes: 
When can I enroll in classes?
What classes should I enroll in?
Why is there a hold on my record? 

Changing Majors: 
I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities. How can I do that?
I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major. How can I do that?
I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major. How can I do that?

Other: 
Can I attend summer school at UCI?
What is the status of my Admissions?
I have a question that was not answered here.  Who can I contact for assistance?


Academic Advising:
Am I required to complete academic advising?
Yes. Completing academic advising is mandatory for all new transfers. All students are required to do so before they can enroll in classes.

Is there a fee for academic advising?
No, academic advising is free.

What do I need to do to prepare for my advising session?
Make sure you arrive to campus early to allow time for paying for and finding parking, as well as finding the room for the academic advising session. Come prepared with any questions you have and notes from the Humanities Transfer Advising Webinar (available in June).

Do I need to take any placement exams?
As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of a college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence). If you have not done that, you may need to take a language placement exam. Visit the 
Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.

I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities? 
Yes. You are required to send official transcripts to Admissions and submit unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study within the Humanities Transfer Advising Survey.

What is the difference between TSPOP and academic advising?   
TSPOP is a mandatory orientation designed to help new transfer students make a smooth transition to life at UCI with information about UCI resources; the program is run by the New Student Orientation Office and does not include academic advising. Academic advising consists of a webinar and a mandatory advising session with a counselor that includes an overview of degree requirements and academic policies, and recommendations for Fall Quarter courses.

I signed up for/attended TSPOP already, do I need to do anything else?
Yes. In addition to signing up for and attending TSPOP, you must also complete mandatory academic advising with the School of Humanities in order to enroll in courses for the fall. Instructions for completing this advising will be emailed to you and posted to the
Advising for New Transfers page in early June and advising sessions will take place throughout June, July, and August.


Enrolling in Classes:
When can I enroll in classes?
You can begin enrolling in classes during your advising session. The sooner you complete your advising, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes.

What classes should I enroll in?
We will discuss your degree requirements and a recommended fall schedule during the academic advising session, based on the coursework you have previously completed.

Why is there a hold on my record? 
All new transfer students begin their career at UCI with a hold.  Once you complete academic advising this summer, the hold will be removed, allowing you to enroll in classes.
The Admissions Office may also place a hold on your record if you do not submit your transcripts and/or test scores by the deadlines posted.  Please check
your UCI Applicant Portal page or contact the Office of Admissions if this is the case.


Changing Majors:
I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities. How do I do that?
On the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to. We will approve your change of major request when you attend your academic advising session. You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the 
Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major. How do I do that?
In the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to. You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the 
Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major. How do I do that?
You must contact the 
School that offers the major you are interested in changing to. They will let you know if you are eligible to change your major. If you are not eligible to change, you must either keep your current Humanities major or change to a different Humanities major. You will then still be required to complete Humanities academic advising, adhere to all Humanities policies, and take classes for your current Humanities major even if you are still hoping to eventually change majors.


Other:
Can I attend summer school at UCI?
Yes. Please see the 
Summer Sessions website for additional information. If you would like to discuss enrolling in Summer Session II, be sure to sign up for a June or July advising session.

What is the status of my admission? 
Please check your 
UCI Applicant Portal page or contact the Office of Admissions with any questions about your admissions status. 

I have a question that was not answered here. Who can I contact for assistance?
Please email Maribel Valentin at 
maribev@uci.edu with any questions not answered on this page.

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