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Seventh College Academic Advising

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Advising Services

The Seventh College Advising Team is available to assist you throughout your academic career.

Please read below for the various ways you can connect with us.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), review the Academic Advising section on Seventh College's FAQ page

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)/Ask a Question

Contact Seventh College Academic Advisors via “Ask A Question” in the Virtual Advising Center to receive assistance with the following common advising issues:  

  • Course selection and scheduling
  • Understanding degree requirements and academic policies
  • Transferring courses
  • Degree audit reviews and updates
  • Declaring/changing major

You will be notified via UC San Diego email when your questions have been answered. If you prefer to receive text messages, click on “Preferences” to select this option.

Remote Drop-In Advising - Closed for the Summer starting Friday 6/14

Meet a Seventh College Academic Advisor and ask any academic questions you may have during our weekly drop-in hours.

Closed for the Summer starting Friday 6/14 and will resume Monday 9/16

  • Mondays - 10:30 to 12:00 
  • Tuesdays - 1:30 to 3:00
  • Wednesdays - 1:30 to 3:00 
  • Thursdays - 10:30 to 12:00 
  • Fridays - 10:30 to 12:00 

Go to Virtual Advising Center at, click on Meet with Advisor, select Seventh College, and Sign-In for Remote Drop-In.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Scheduled Appointments

Pre-scheduled 15-minute sessions are available online via Zoom or in-person for academic matters that may require more in-depth advising:

  • Academic planning
  • Exploring majors, double majors, and minors
  • Petitions for exceptions to requirements/policies
  • Academic performance concerns
  • Withdrawal

You can schedule an appointment by contacting us via “Ask A Question” in the Virtual Advising Center.

Quarter by Quarter Planning

To develop a long term quarter by quarter academic plan with a Seventh College Academic Advisor, follow the instructions below after successful completion of at least one quarter. 

  1. Review and your degree audit (MyTritonLink)
  2. Use the Academic Planning Worksheet to create a personalized quarter by quarter plan
  3. Meet with your department/program advisor to add required major coursework
  4. Schedule an appointment with Seventh College Academic Advising via the Virtual Advising Center to finalize your plan 

Please note: transfer students are able to schedule a long term planning session during their first quarter in order to ensure timely degree completion within two years.

Academic Forms and Petitions

Send your completed form or petition (and supporting documentation if applicable) to

If you are petitioning an Alternatives requirement, be sure to include a course description on your Undergraduate Student Petition and attach a syllabus. Petitions to satisfy other degree requirements must be submitted to the relevant academic department or program.

Please note: Common Applications and Coalition Applications should be sent to