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FALL 2024 FIRST YEAR ADMITS

Academic advising walk-in hours (on Zoom) will begin June 3, 2024 with Fall 2024 first year admits.

Academic advising appointments (in person) will be available in September 2024 after you arrive on campus for Fall 2024 semester.

For more information, watch your UC Merced email for a message on May 31, 2024.

 

 

WHO IS MY BAC ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN 2023-24?

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 first years at UC Merced:

Last name

P, S

Kenya Alas, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Kenya

Last name

E, F, G,             Laa-Laz, N, O, Z

Maria Ceja, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Maria

Last name

A, I, J, Q, R

Erendira "Dida" Estrada, M.S.P.H. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Dida

Last name

C, D, H, U

L. Maichi Lor, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Maichi

Last name

B, K, T, V

Xiong Vang, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Xiong

Last name

Lba-Lzz, M, W, X, Y

Chi Yang, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Chi
       

 

Continuing undeclared and lower division undeclared transfers:

Non-transfer second and third year continuing undeclared

A-Z

Kenya Alas, M.S. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Kenya

Lower division undeclared transfers

A-Z

Erendira "Dida" Estrada, M.S.P.H. Walk-in hours Schedule an appointment with Dida  

 

WHAT TO BRING TO AN APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN ADVISING

  • A laptop (if you have one)--but this is optional.
  • Your questions and ideas about academic and career goals, majors and minors of interest, course sequencing, intended graduation, etc.

 

ABOUT APPOINTMENTS

  • 30 minutes long.  Please arrive a few minutes early to check in.
  • Must be scheduled online at least 24 hours in advance.
    • Use your UC Merced email when you schedule an appointment.
  • Fill very quickly due to the volume of students that we serve.
  • BAC academic advisor appointment calendars are open on a 3-week rolling basis during the academic year.
    • If appointments are full, check the calendar every 1-2 days.
  • To schedule an appointment, go to this page and click the link by your BAC academic advisor's name.

 

  • 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 to support your personal, academic, and career goals
    • Develop ideas for next semester class registration
    • Review questions that you have after you have explored your MyDegreePath audit

 

ABOUT WALK-IN ADVISING

  • Done on a drop-in basis and limited to 10-15 minutes when other students are waiting.
  • Each BAC academic advisor has 90 minutes of walk-in daily during the academic year with longer (extended) walk-in at semester start and during registration.
  • See this page for current walk-in advising hours for your BAC academic advisor.

 

  • During walk-in advising, your BAC academic advisor can help you:
    • Answer quick questions (forms, deadlines, adjusting classes in current semester)
    • Address issues that need immediate assistance
    • Consult if you have a crisis (family, personal, legal, medical) that impacts your ability to continue in classes