Academic Advising


Anthropology students may send questions through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC), stop in during walk-in advising hours or schedule an appointment.

Anthropology Undergraduate Walk-In Advising Hours

To Schedule an Appointment email

  • Include: Name, PID, Brief Description & 3 appointment times that work for you (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., no appointments during walk-in hours).

Academic advising at UC San Diego is shared by two sets of advisors - College and Major Advisors.

Your college advisor will provide you with general academic support, assist you with questions that you may have regarding college general education requirements, university requirements, IGETC and TAG, writing courses, graduation, and policy questions. Your Global Health Major Academic Advisor is available to provide advice and answers to questions about the Undergraduate Program in Global Health.

Who should I see?

See Navigating Academic Advising and Records at UC San Diego (ERC Resource)

College Advisor Major/Minor Advisor Career Services
  • General Academic Support
  • College General Education Requirements (IGETC, TAG, writing courses)
  • Quarter by quarter planning for college general education & university requirements
  • Petition course for general education requirements
  • University Policies
  • Graduation and Unit Requirements
  • Assist with study abroad, financial aid, VA forms, International Center forms, student athlete forms, and verifying
    completion of college and university requirements for graduation
  • Advise on Major or Minor Requirements
  • Petitioning a course for credit towards a major/minor requirement
  • Global Health Field Experience Requirement
  • Double Major Petition
  • Application for Special Studies Course (Independent Research 198/199)
  • Advise on overall career acquisition 
  • Online and in-person career assessments
  • Employment acquisition including resume and cover letter development, job applications, and interview skills
  • Graduate school acquisition including applications and general requirements


Walk-in: Mondays - Fridays: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Appointment: Please email to schedule an appointment.

Study Abroad Advising

1. Visit First Steps to get started.

2. Schedule an appointment with Global Health Study Abroad Advisors in the Study Abroad UC San Diego Office.

3. The Department of Anthropology offers field schools and Global Seminars that students may participate in to fulfill  degree requirements.  Please follow the link for more information.

Other UC San Diego Offices

  • Financial Aid Office -  Advise on financial aid packages and specific academic requirements to continue receiving aid.
  • Admissions Office - Handles and posts official transcripts, transfer agreements, and test scores completed outside of UC San Diego and verifies transferability of courses taken at other institutions back to UC San Diego
  • Registrar's Office - Handles official UC San Diego transcripts and schedule of classes at UC San Diego, Provides enrollment verification for students
  • International Students and Programs (ISPO) - Advises international students on visas, I-20s, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS)

For clearance to enroll in a class

Newly admitted transfer students


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