Undergraduate Advising

Be Prepared for Your Advising Session

  1. Check your degree audit for all completed and needed courses to verify that all information is accurate.
  2. Complete the Academic Planning Worksheet to organize your courses and to stay on track for graduation.


Online Advising

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 and use your ucsd.edu email address

  • Requests MUST be made at least TWO business days in advance - we do not schedule same-day appointments. 
  • Submit requests for multiple days to allow for greater flexibility.

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.

*For ALL questions related to the BS/MS programs or the grad programs, please see here for graduate advising options.


In-person Advising

(ALL advising requires an appointment)

Current and prospective students may also visit academic advisors by appointment in our EBU II, offices 169 and 180. See the guide below to help you in determining the best way to contact us.

 (NO walk-ins, MUST schedule an in-person appointment!)

Appointment hours:

  • Monday        9:00 am - 11:30 am (Zoom only)
  • Tuesday       9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (In-person)
  • Wednesday  9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom only)
  • Thursday      9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (In-person)
  • Friday           1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom only)

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


Appointment policies

-Appointments must be requested at least TWO business days in advance

- Please be sure to confirm your appointment by replying "Yes" to your Zoom/Meeting invitation. Otherwise, we will give your place to somebody else.

-We do not schedule same-day appointments

-Please request appointments on multiple days, not just one..

-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 mae-ugradadm@eng.ucsd.edu

-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

-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.

-Await confirmation

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