Annual Mandatory Advising Check-in

We Advise, You Decide

Advising is a partnership. Your advising team is dedicated your academic success and are here to support you in achieving your academic, career, and personal goals. But ultimately, your success requires you to be an active participant in the advising process. To get the most out of advising, be sure you are ready to engage in a conversation and come prepared with questions. Remember, this is your education and it's your responsibility to take ownership for it.

FAQ's

  • Why participate in Mandatory Advising?
  • Interacting with an academic advisor early in your university career is one of the top indicators for future academic success. Your academic advisors help guide your exploration of curriculum, graduation requirements, campus policies, and assist you in making timely degree progress. Advisors are your go-to resource for navigating the university and getting connected with the programs and people that can help you achieve your goals. Mandatory advising is an opportunity to learn more about your advising team and how they can help you chart a path to success.
  • Who is Required to Participate in Mandatory Advising?
  • We consider advising to be so important to your success that we have made it mandatory for all students in the College of Engineering.

  • What Happens if You Don't Satisfy the Annual Advising Requirement (Clear your hold)?

  • If you don’t see your advisor and have the hold cleared by the deadline, then you won’t be able to make any changes (add or drop) to your class schedule until the hold is removed and it may impact your ability to register for courses. We strongly recommend that you NOT wait until the deadline to get a hold cleared.

  • How do I View my Hold on My Student Record?

  • Advising holds show as alerts in Schedule Builder and OASIS. Carefully check the date of pending holds, which are informational only, highlighted in tan/light yellow, and do not prevent course registration. Current holds are highlighted in red and DO prevent course registration. Visit your department’s undergraduate advising website for specific instructions to clear the hold.

    Here is a sample of how the alert will appear:
    Advising Hold Example

  • I am a New First-Year Students and New First Term Transfer Student Who Should I See?

  • Students who are in their first year at the university will have an advising hold placed prior to the start of fall quarter, requiring that they meet with their major advisor by the end of fall quarter. 

    New First-Year Students in LEADR and First-Year International Students will have an advising hold for each quarter of their first year, and will meet with an advisor in the Engineering Undergraduate Office.

    To schedule an appointment with your advisor, go to https://appointments.ucdavis.edu/default.aspx

  • I am a Continuing Student (2nd year, 3rd, year, 4th year and beyond) Who Should I See?
  • Students in their second year will have a hold placed prior to the start of the academic year, requiring that they meet with their major advisor by the end of winter quarter.

    Students in their third year will have a hold placed prior to the start of the academic year, requiring that they meet with their major advisor by the end of spring quarter. 

    For students in their fourth year or beyond, an advising hold will be placed prior to the start of the academic year, requiring that they meet with their major advisor by the end of winter quarter.

    To schedule an appointment with your advisor, go to https://appointments.ucdavis.edu/default.aspx

  • I Want to Change My Major and I Have a Hold, What Do I Do?

  • As long as you are listed as a College of Engineering student you must clear your hold. Students planning to change their major, or add an additional major are required to complete a Change of Major webform. The Change of Major form must be submitted to the appropriate academic advisors and dean’s offices involved.