Students can submit questions to the MAE advisors online through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).
If you prefer to have a video advising session via ZOOM, please submit your appointment request using this google form. (Requests MUST be made at least TWO business days in advance - we do not schedule same-day appointments.) Note: Advisors will only wait 5 minutes for the student to join the meeting. If the student fails to attend, the student must submit a request for a new meeting.
We also have a live chat box in the bottom, right-hand corner of this screen. The live chat will be available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00pm. (Maximum time allotted for the chat is 20 minutes per student.)
In-person Advising (Suspended for the time being due to the COVID-19 emergency situation)
Current and prospective students may also visit academic advisors during walk-in hours or by appointment in our offices, EBU2 169 and 180. See the guide below to help you in determining the best way to contact us.
Monday & Tuesday: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 am
These sessions are designed to last a maximum of 15 minutes and include:
- Degree audit checks and corrections
- Academic planning review for the upcoming quarter only
- Academic forms review (double-major petitions, EAP, OAP, International Student Forms, etc.).
- Academic questions NOT involving a long-term plan
- Requesting clearance for courses
- Questions about MAE courses (waitlists, prerequisites, quarters offered, etc.)
Walk-In Advising Policies
-Hours are subject to change. Please refer to our live calendar (below) to check if we are in the office before heading over
-The last sign-in for morning advising is at 11:30am; the last sign-in for an afternoon session is at 3:00pm
-Walk-in sessions are on a first come, first served basis
-Sign in using the computer in the front lobby and wait for an advisor to call you
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Thursday & Friday: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
These sessions are designed to last up to 30 minutes and typically require more in-depth advising, such as:
- Long term planning
- Reviewing your degree audit to make sure you are on track to graduate
- Concerns about your academic performance
-Appointments must be requested at least TWO business days in advance
-We do not schedule same-day appointments
-The last appointment of the morning is 11-11:30 am, and afternoon is 2:30-3:00 pm.
-Besides a confirmation email, no reminder emails will be sent
-If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will need to submit a new request to reschedule your appointment
-If you need to reschedule/cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com
-We may need to reschedule your appointment in the event of an emergency. Always check your UCSD email before heading to your advising appointment.
How to schedule
-Check the advising calendar (below) for availability
-Submit your appointment request using this google form.
Note: Requests MUST be made at least TWO business days in advance - we do not schedule same-day appointments.
Chad's unavailable appointments slots: Orange. | Nadia's unavailable appointments slots: Purple.
It will be critical during your years at UCSD to seek the advice and guidance of your advisers. They will help you stay on track with your curriculum and inform you of any changes in the curriculum or course offerings. Advisers will use UCSD email accounts to keep in touch with you so it's important to check your UCSD email every day and to keep it up to date so your mailbox doesn't fill up. If this happens, you will not receive important university messages.
Your 4 year curriculum plan for your MAE major lists all required courses. Transfer students should follow their 3 year curriculum plan. You must take all major courses for a letter grade. You must also follow the grid as closely as possible since some classes are only offered once a year. If you have any questions, see an MAE adviser.
The MAE advising program runs parallel to the work of college advisors who assist students with the general-education requirements of each college.