Fall 2020 Advising Updates and Information

Baskin Undergraduate Advising is currently remote.

The Undergraduate Advising Office is currently working with limited staffing. In order to provide support to students during this time, please review the information below.

Thank you for your patience. 
 

Continuing Students: 

Examples of types of questions that should be directed to our peer adviser chat hours: 

  • Quick Questions
  • Brief explanations or clarifications of BSOE policies or processes
  • Academic Planning Questions- If you have a form that requires an academic plan, or are being asked to submit a signed academic plan to a campus office, please work with a peer adviser on creating and reviewing an academic plan first. 
  • Time Sensitive Issues - We may not always be able to address matters immediately regardless of urgency, but contacting our peer advisers is the quickest way to connect with our office 

 BSOE Peer Advisers will be assisting students on a first come, first served basis during their Peer Adviser Chat Hours. 

The Peer Adviser Chat Hours and information on how to chat can be found here

Matters for staff advisers:

  • If you need a signature on a form, such as for Fall 2020 enrollment, financial aid, Petitions to Extend Enrollment or Part- Time Final Quarter forms, please send email (with a filled-out form attached) to bsoeadvising@ucsc.edu
  • We may not be able to sign all readmission planners prior to the deadline for Winter 2021 readmission at this time. UCSC campus readmission guidelines strongly recommend contacting your department advisor for an academic plan 4-6 weeks prior to your application deadline.
  • Unfortunately, we won’t be able to schedule one on one appointments with students to do general academic planning at this time. Our Peer Advisers are available to do limited academic planning during the chat hours linked above.
  • Students with non time-sensitive advising questions, such as declarations of minors, may see delays in response time or appointment availability.
  • Students who have another type of advising need should send email to bsoeadvising@ucsc.edu. In the body of the email, indicate succinctly what your request is.

We will make our best efforts to respond to emails as quickly as possible. However, some responses may take 3-5 business days, depending on the volume of messages received and the type of question or request. We may not always be able to respond to your question within 24 hours regardless of urgency. Please do not send repeated emails in hopes of receiving a faster response.

Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We may not be responding to emails outside of that time.

New First-Year Students:

Welcome to UCSC! We're excited to meet you.

What to enroll in for your major in Fall: Incoming frosh students seeking enrollment guidance will be given the tools necessary for choosing and enrolling in classes as a part of Slug Orientation. If you would like to know which classes we recommend that you enroll in during your first quarter, the Getting Started in the Major Guides are a good place to start.

How to get major advising questions answered: Unfortunately, we won’t be able to schedule one on one appointments with students to do academic planning or major exploration. Our Peer Advisers are available to answer questions via Google Chat.  They are also available to do limited academic planning to get you through your first two years. The Peer Adviser Chat Hours and information on how to chat can be found here.

If you have a question that you are emailing to our office instead we will make our best efforts to respond as quickly as possible. However, some responses may take 3-5 business days, depending on the volume of messages received and the type of question or request. We may not always be able to respond to your question within 24 hours regardless of urgency.

Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We may not be responding to emails outside of that time.

 

New Transfer Students:

Welcome to UCSC! We're excited to meet you.

What to enroll in for your major in Fall: Incoming transfer students who submitted their transcripts should have received an email from BSOE advising titled "Transfer Credits and Recommended Courses". If you have not have not yet submitted your unofficial transcripts to BSOE Advising (this is separate from the official transcript that must be sent to UCSC Admissions) using the google form that was emailed to you by our office.  If you believe you have submitted your unofficial transcripts to our office on time, and still have not received an email please let us know.  

How to get major advising questions answered: Unfortunately, we won’t be able to schedule one on one appointments with students to do academic planning. Our Peer Advisers are available to answer questions via Google Chat.  They are also available to do some very limited academic planning. The Peer Adviser Chat Hours and information on how to chat can be found here.

If you have a question that you are emailing to our office instead we will make our best efforts to respond as quickly as possible. However, some responses may take 3-5 business days, depending on the volume of messages received and the type of question or request. We may not always be able to respond to your question within 24 hours regardless of urgency.

Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We may not be responding to emails outside of that time.