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The Academic Advisors in the ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs Office are available to support students via LiveChat, email, or in-person meetings (drop-in or scheduled). All communications and interactions with the advising staff are expected to be respectful and meet the highest standards of professionalism.

Phone: (949) 824-5156
Fax: (949) 824-4163

Mailing Address: ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs, ICS Building 1, Suite 352, Irvine, CA 92697-3430

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

*There are over 3,500 students in the School of ICS that we advise. Please be patient with us!

Ways We Can Help

Mode Topics Availability Schedule
Week 9:
Week 10:
Live Chat Quick, General Questions
Complete list of topics
Weeks 1-10 M, T, W, Th, Fri
9-10:30 am
M, T, Th
9-10:30 am
(In Person)
Policy/Procedures, Course Scheduling, General Advising
Please note Sign-in for Drop-Ins may be stopped if the wait time
exceeds advising hours.

Complete list of topics
All Majors:
Weeks 3-6 & 10
ICS Majors Only:
Weeks 1-2 & 7-9
M, W, Fri
1:30-3 pm
T, Th
9-10:30am and
1:30-3 pm
T, Th
1:30-3 pm
Email File Submission, Policy/Procedures,
Academic Advising, Straightforward Questions
Complete list of topics
3 – 4 Business Days
(In Person or Online)
More complicated issues or questions (ICS Students Only)
Complete list of topics
Weeks 3-6, 10 Make an

Live Chat Topics

Online Live Chat sessions (15 minutes) are for questions related to general undergraduate advising. They are not meant for Personal/Crisis/Mental Health Counseling. Students in need of these services should contact the UCI Counseling Center. A list of campus wellness resources is available from the UCI Student Health Center.

Live Chat can help you with:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Degree Requirements for ICS Majors
  • Change of Major Requirements for ICS Majors
  • Enrollment Issues
  • Course Offering Information
  • Referral to Campus Services

Drop-In Topics

Drop-In in-person sessions (15 minutes) can help you with:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Change of Majors
  • Enrollment Issues
  • Course Scheduling
  • Course Offering Information
  • Graduation Checks
  • General Advising

Email Topics

  • Fall courses and/or transcript evaluations for prospective students (these topics are covered during summer orientation)
  • Admissions Counseling or Career Counseling
  • Graduation Checks or Transcript Evaluation
  • Creating a Study Plan
  • Academic Probation or Disqualification
  • Excess Unit Requests or Prerequisite Clearance
  • Degreeworks Updates (including specializations) or Form signatures (i.e. Academic Verification Form, CPT, OPT, ICS 192)

Appointment Topics

By-appointment in-person or online sessions (30 minutes) can help you with:

  • Review Academic Plans
  • Withdrawals
  • Referral to Campus Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Academic Recovery
  • More Complicated Issues