Undergraduate Advising

In order to align with campus directives regarding the COVID-19 response and to ensure community health and safety, Sociology advising has shifted online. Advising is available via email or Zoom. We will continue to be available in this manner until we are directed to return onsite. When you are emailing us please always use your UCSC email account, and provide your full name and student ID number.

Click on the link to review the associated information:

Email Advising - Sociology Undergraduate Advisor, Peer Advisor, and College Advising
Advising Calendar- Zoom Appointments, Drop-ins, and Important Dates/Events
 

   

Email Advising

Please allow 2-4 days for a response, particularly around high volume times such as advising week and enrollment.

Contact socyadvising@ucsc.edu for:

  • Anything related to sociology courses or requirements
  • Signature on forms (will all be done digitally)
  • Major progress check questions (please review your academic advisement report first. MyUCSC -> My Academics)
  • Submitting Independent Study to obtain course number for enrollment
  • Checking on the status of course substitution petition
  • Updates needed on your academic advisement report

Contact socypeer@ucsc.edu for:

  • General advising on sociology courses, policies and procedures
  • Course substitution advising
  • Creating academic plans
  • A sociology student's experience or advice on questions you may have
  • Be prepared to share your screen to review your MyUCSC Record. Peer Advisors cannot access your records

Contact your College Advising Office for:

  • General Education requirements
  • IGETC questions
  • Unit completion
  • Enrolling in more than 19 units
  • Academic standing
  • Commencement

  

Advising Calendar

Advising Appointments: Book 30 minute Zoom appointments with the Undergraduate Advisor on Slug Success. For help with Slug Success, please refer to these how-to guides. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. If you are not currently proposed or declared in Sociology select the Academic Planning/Guidance, Choosing/Exploring Major/Minor, or Declaring/Adding/Changing Major/Minor as the appointment reason when scheduling your appointment. Please note: There will often have night time appointments listed in Slug Success due to my baby's schedule.

Drop-in Advising: First, check the calendar below for drop-in advising availability with the Peer Advisor or Undergraduate Advisor, then click on the associated link. You will first enter the waiting room, then once we are ready we will admit you to the meeting room.

Important Dates: In addition to advising times, you will find campus and department deadlines, events, and workshops on the calendar below. Click on the item for additional information. 

A Note About Internet Connection from the Undergrad Advisor: Internet in the Santa Cruz Mountains can be spotty and cell service is not available. Apologies ahead of time if we are disconnected or if I am not able to connect for our meeting. I will do my best to connect with you as soon as I have internet connection again.

  

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Combined LALS/SOCY Students:

Advising and declaration of the Combined LALS/SOCY major is done through the LALS department, which is the department of record for this major. Please contact the LALS Advisor. If you have any sociology specific questions please direct them to socyadvising@ucsc.edu.

      

Common Topics and Questions

 

Degree Progress/Where am I with my requirements?

Check your academic advisement report: MyUCSC -> My Academics -> Academic Advisement Report -> scroll down to the sociology sections to review areas that are “Not Satisfied”. You can also review the top of the report for GE requirements, and the bottom of your report for units completed. Any questions about GEs, IGETC, or units must go to your College advising office. Sociology does not advise on these requirements. 

    

  

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