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Undergraduate Advising 

Welcome to Economics Undergraduate Advising! Our advisors are happy to assist you.

Working hours for advisors are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Please note that our office is closed during weekends and University holidays.

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I have a question for advisors

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). An Economics advisor will respond to you via VAC.

I want to schedule a meeting with an advisor

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) and write your request for a meeting in the body of your message. An advisor will respond with scheduling links and instructions. 

I want to meet with an advisor to make a long-term quarter by quarter plan

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) and write your request in the body of your message. An advisor will respond with scheduling links for a meeting.

I am confused on how to send a message through VAC

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to contact advisors. You can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to use VAC here.

How do I send in my answers to the meeting questionnaire required to secure my meeting with an advisor?

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) and write your answers to the questions in the body of your message. You will receive Zoom information via VAC after you submit.

How do I contact a specific advisor?

Please send a "Question" to "Economics" using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) and write the advisor's name at the beginning of your message. For example: "To Ann: I remembered that I had another question after our meeting ended. Are there any extra tutoring resources you can provide me? Thank you."

Are advising meetings online or in-person?

All student advising meetings, including drop ins, are conducted remotely via Zoom.

I want to attend drop-in advising

For WI24, Drop-In Advising is open during weeks 6, 7, & the first half of 8 for the hours specified below. During these hours, students will be able to meet with an advisor by signing in to the Walk-In Advising Queue in the Meet with Advisor area of VAC.

Economics Drop-In Advising is for quick enrollment, course, major/minor requirement questions. Meetings are limited to 15 minutes. 

All drop-ins are conducted remotely via Zoom.

Week 6

Mon 2/12: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tues 2/13: 9am - 11am

Wed 2/14: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thurs 2/15: 9am - 11am

Week 7

Tues 2/20: 9am - 11am

Wed 2/21: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thurs 2/22: 9am - 11am

Week 8

Monday 2/26: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tues 2/27: 9am - 11am 

I've spoken with Econ advisors but have been unable to resolve my question

If you are unable to resolve your questions or concerns with our Econ advisors, you may attend office hours with the Faculty Director of Student Advising (FDSA), Professor Emanual Vespa. You can make an appointment with him here.

I've spoken with Econ advisors and the Faculty Director of Student Advising but have been unable to resolve my question

If you are unable to resolve your questions or concerns with our Econ advisors and the FDSA, you may e-mail the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Education, Professor Giacomo Rondina. You can contact him via this email: econugvicechair@ucsd.edu

I do not have VAC access and/or I am a prospective student

Individuals without VAC access may contact the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office via econugadvisor@ucsd.edu.