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If you have a laptop, we encourage you to bring it to your academic advising appointment or walk-in advising. 

This is completely optional, but will allow you to log on to your student portal or MyDegreePath while you meet with your BAC academic advisor.



See the August 20, 2021 message sent to your UC Merced email from your 2021-22 BAC academic advisor with a link to their appointment calendar and information about walk-in advising hours.

Your BAC academic advisor's appointment calendar link is also listed below.



Appointments are 30 minutes and must be scheduled through the online Calendly system at least 24 hours in advance.

Use your UC Merced email when you schedule an appointment.

Appointments fill quickly since each BAC academic advisor works with about 390 students.

To make the best use of your advising appointment, arrive a few minutes early and bring a list of questions or topics you would like to discuss in the appointment.

During an appointment, your BAC academic advisor can help you:

  •      Prepare an academic plan for current or future semesters, including optional summer courses
  •      Discuss major, minor, and career interests
  •      Identify academic support resources
  •      Talk about strategies to complete remaining GE requirements
  •      Identify academic or co-curricular opportunities that support your personal and career goals
  •      Develop ideas for next semester class registration
  •      Review questions that you have after you have explored your MyDegreePath audit


If you schedule an appointment and need to cancel it, use the online Calendly system to cancel in advance.

Be nice to your fellow Bobcats:  cancel in advance so another student can use that appointment slot.


Quick tips on using the online Calendly appointment system:



To schedule an appointment, click the link for your BAC academic advisor below:


Kenya Alas, M.S.

  • Advises 2021-22 first years with last name M, Q
  • Advises continuing undeclared students with last name A-Z
  • Appointment with Kenya


Lai Lor, M.S.


Cesar Ochoa, M.A.


Alan Reynolds, Ph.D.

  • Advises 2021-22 first years with last name B, C
  • Advises lower division undeclared transfers with last name A-Z
  • Appointment with Alan


Teresa Salters


Chi Yang, M.S.


Linda Yang, M.S.