International Student Advising

College of Engineering International Student Advising

The academic advisors in the Engineering Undergraduate Office are dedicated to helping international students throughout their studies at UC Davis and are currently available through online advising appointments.

Your International Academic Advisor 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 Options

In addition to annual advising appointments with their program/major advisor, 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.

Spring Quarter 2022 International Advising Office Hours

Beginning in Spring Quarter 2022, first-year international students in the College of Engineering will have the option of attending online office hours with their international academic advisor to have their Spring 2022 international academic advising holds removed. This option is for students with brief questions or concerns that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less.

June 13-24, 2022*
  • International advising office hours will not be available Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24. If you need advising assistance during this time, please contact the Engineering Undergraduate Office during standard business hours. 

*Schedule is subject to change based on advisor availability. Additional dates will be added later in the summer.

Need a Longer Appointment?

Traditional 30-minute appointments are still available. Please visit (select “Engineering Undergraduate Office”) if you would prefer a longer meeting. If you have difficulty scheduling an appointment, please email your questions and availability to (please allow 48-72 business hours for a response).

NOTE: Your program/major advisor will not remove your international holds.

Transfer students do not have mandatory advising appointments in addition to their major advising, but can make appointments with the advisors in the Engineering Undergraduate Office.

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

Questions? Email to contact Jordan Dade, international academic advisor for the College of Engineering.