The Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study offers advising through email, online chat, drop-in advising, and scheduled appointments. Please read through the information below to determine which form of advising best works for you.

Drop-In Advising will not be available on Friday, 6/2/2023.

INCOMING NEW STUDENTS: If you have questions regarding your application status, submitting your official transcripts, or the Admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office.

Please only pursue one advising route at a time, so that we can efficiently and effectively answer all student inquiries in a timely manner.

Type of Advising

Best For...


Who You Meet With

Email Advising

general questions

Response within 24-48 business hours

Response from Academic Advisor

30-Minute Scheduled Appointment
(in-person or Zoom)

More complicated
issues or questions

Weeks 2-7, 10, and Finals Week

Academic Advisor, can request specific advisor

Drop-In Appointments
(one-on-one in-person or Zoom)

Several questions,
quarterly schedule

Weeks 1-10
In-Person Drop-Ins:
Monday - Thursday
10am - 11:30am and 1pm - 3:30pm
Zoom Drop-Ins:
10am - 11:30am and 1pm - 3:30pm

Academic Advisor on duty

Online Chat

Quick, general questions

Available intermittently
Friday 9am-11:30am

Peer Academic Advisor


If you have just a few straightforward questions for a counselor, email is a great way to get the information you need. You can expect a response from a counselor within 24-48 business hours.

Examples of questions that can be asked via email:

  • What do you think about this tentative course schedule?
  • Can you help me decide how many units I should take?
  • How many courses do I have remaining for my major?

To email a counselor, click here. Please be sure to include all relevant information in your email and state your question(s) as clearly and concisely as possible to allow for an accurate and thorough response.


30-MINUTE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS (in-person or via Zoom)

If you are not currently a Humanities major and want to change into or add a Humanities major please start with our Change of Major procedure and complete the verification form to be eligible for an appointment.

To request a scheduled appointment, please click here and choose “Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study” to view availability.

NOTE: If you are requesting in-person advising for your scheduled appointment, face coverings are strongly recommended.


DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS (in-person or via Zoom)

Drop-In Advising will not be available on Friday, 6/2/2023.

One-on-one drop-in advising allows you to meet with a School of Humanities academic advisor for general advising questions, scheduling issues, degree requirements, and questions regarding school policies and procedures. Drop-in advising meetings last approximately 15 minutes.

Drop-in appointments are available for current undergraduate Humanities students and non-Humanities students who have completed our Change of Major procedure. Non-Humanities students with a minor in the School of Humanities may only been seen through drop-in advising during Weeks 2 - 7 and 10 only. Students seeking readmission are not eligible for drop-in advising and must schedule a 30-minute scheduled appointment in order to discuss readmission.

In-Person Drop-Ins (Monday-Thursday: 10am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm)

Please visit us in the Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 143 during scheduled hours. To find this location, refer to the Campus Maps. NOTE: Face coverings are strongly recommended.

Zoom Drop-Ins (Friday: 10am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm)

Drop-Ins will be in-person only on the following Fridays: 4/7/23, 4/14/23, 6/9/23

To add yourself to the drop-in queue for Zoom drop-in advising, please click here to fill out the request form. NOTE: This form is only available during Zoom drop-in hours and will not accept responses outside of these hours.

Please make sure that your name on your UCI Zoom account matches your full name (first and last name) listed on your UCI student record. Students will be seen one-on-one on a first-come, first-serve basis.



For quick questions requiring a more immediate response, chat is the best option. Chat allows you to communicate with a Humanities Peer Academic Advisor.

Examples of questions that are best for chat:

• Where can I get an authorization code to add a course?
• Can I take this course as Pass/No Pass?
• When is the deadline to drop a class?

Click here to get started!