International Student Advising

Welcome to the College of Engineering! There are two advisers dedicated to helping international students. First year students should contact Jordan Dade with their questions or concerns, while transfer students should contact Nancy Davis. Both advisers are located in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall.

Your International Academic Adviser can assist you with:

  • Degree and General Education requirements
  • Course planning
  • How to Change Majors
  • Academic policies, regulations and petitions
  • Options if you are having academic difficulty
  • Advising holds that prevent course registration
  • How the University grading system works and classroom expectations
  • Transfer credit for Out-of-State courses, AP/IB credit, A-level exams, etc.
  • Resources on campus and any question about academics at UC Davis

Mandatory Advising Appointments

In addition to annual advising appointments with their program/major adviser, all first year international students have mandatory advising Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. These meetings are required, and a registration hold will be placed on your account if you fail to attend these advising sessions. They are designed to give you a chance to ask questions and to provide you with the information and resources you need to be successful and reach your goals at UC Davis. Please visit to schedule your quarterly appointment.

Transfer students do not have mandatory advising appointments in addition to their major advising, but can make appointments with Nancy Davis for any questions or concerns.

We also encourage you to use OASIS, the Online Advising Student Information System. Here you can find information specific to you, including:

  • Student Information
  • Important Dates and Appointments
    • Drop deadlines and Pass/No Pass deadlines
  • Academic Record
    • Courses (including transfer coursework)
    • Grades
    • General Education requirements you have completed
  • GPA Charts and Tools

Helpful Links

Preparing for Registration – This document will walk you through the proper steps of registering for your courses at UC Davis.