International Student Advising

Advising Appointment Update

In alignment with the campus directives regarding precautions surrounding COVID-19, the Undergraduate Education and Advising Office is now physically closed. Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through Zoom online. Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via email with instructions on how to connect with them using Zoom.

We Are Here to Help!

Throughout your entire academic career at UC Davis you will be meeting with your International Academic Advisors. Whether you are a new freshman, transfer student or continuing international student, we are here to help you graduate and attain any goals beyond your degree.

International Academic Advisors

Your International Academic Advisors Can Assist You With:

  • Degree and General Education requirements
  • Course planning for your first year
  • 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 American classroom expectations
  • Transfer credit for Out-of-State courses, IB credit, A-level exams, etc.
  • Resources on campus and any questions about academics at UC Davis

Information for Incoming Students

We are eager to help you get started with your first quarter at UC Davis. Please review the resources below to help you learn about requirements, select courses, and find resources - 

Satisfying the Entry-Level Writing Requirement

Resources for Newly Admitted and Incoming L&S Students

Webinar Webpage Including Recordings

Fall 2021 Webinar Slides

Academic Advising Appointments

We are available for individual appointments and drop-in advising appointments throughout the entire year. Appointments can be scheduled online:

Newly Admitted, Incoming Students: If you are a new student admitted for Fall 2021, please complete Aggie 101 prior to your appointment. Appointments will be available starting May 10, 2021. To schedule through the above link.

For additional information and resources, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions by International Students page.


Email with your questions for a response to short and easy questions.

Your First Quarter