Academic Advising Services

Schedule an appointment to discuss academic, personal, and professional interests during your time at UC Davis. After your visit, be sure to confirm major requirements and general education requirements by the associated department and college. More information about resources and requirements can be found in the General Catalog.

Advising with the Director

The director of the Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative (SAandPIRI) provides advising support, including academic advising. Appointments are available to discuss co-curricular and academic opportunities, as well as the multitude of ways to connect and engage during your time at the university. Students and scholars are encouraged to schedule virtual or in-person appointments with Kat Parpana, Director, or email her at kjparpana@ucdavis.edu

College Academic Advising 

SAandPIRI partners with the four undergraduate colleges to provide academic advising sessions and schedule appointments with their students. Currently, we partner with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean's Office to provide drop-in advising each quarter, while offering referrals to all other undergraduate dean's offices. Students are able to meet with the SAandPIRI director in partnership with their associated major and college advisors for academic planning and questions regarding major requirements and general education requirements. 

International Student Advising 

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) provides advising support regarding changing degree level, curricular practical training (CPT), academic difficulty, minimum progress and progress towards degree, F-1 OPT/STEM questions, J-1 academic training (AT), J-2 work authorization, and planned educational leaves of absence (PELP). To meet with your assigned SISS advisor, visit their website and schedule a virtual advising appointment or in-person paperwork drop-off. 

Residential Academics 

The AandPI Aggies (AandPIA) Living-Learning Community is supported by a Living-Learning Community Peer Mentor who provides holistic one-on-one academic mentorship and culturally responsive programming during your first year. Members of the AandPIA LLC are encouraged to schedule appointments with their Peer Mentor, Kyla Jennell (she/her) about the following and beyond:

  • adjusting to the quarter system
  • help registering for classes
  • learning time management skills

Residential students who do not live in the AandPIA LLC can find their Peer Mentor by building or through the photo rosterAll students – both residential and those living off-campus – can study or utilize AATC tutoring in the Cuarto, Segundo, and Tercero Residential Academic Centers.