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First Year Students

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year (freshman) students in every major.

All first years have an assigned academic advisor in BAC.



Check your UCM email from 8/21 for a message from your 2020-21 BAC academic advisor.

Your BAC advisor will be an important resource and primary contact for you throughout your first year.

Appointments with Fall 2020 admits will begin in September 2020.

After fall semester classes begin, meet with your BAC advisor at least once each semester.

You will have the chance to discuss your academic history (college courses or AP/IB exams already completed), choice of major and career, GE requirements, academic and co-curricular activities that support your goals, summer plans, intended graduation date, and much more.


We look forward to meeting you and helping you throughout your first year at UC Merced!