Updates to Student Advising


Date published: 03/16/20

During this period, as UCLA transitions to online learning and limits the number of people on campus, our office in 2812 LSB is closed for in person advising. We will be conducting remote advising services. We strongly recommend communicating with our office via email initially to address student advising concerns. Please click this news item for more information. Our undergraduate advising email address is undergraduate@psych.ucla.edu. Please include your name and UID in all emails.

We hope you are all doing well during this difficult time. In this period, as UCLA transitions to online learning and limits the number of people on campus, our office in 2812 LSB is now closed for in person advising. We will be instead conducting remote advising services. We strongly recommend communicating with our office via email initially to address student advising concerns so that we may ensure proper next steps. Our undergraduate advising email address is undergraduate@psych.ucla.edu. Please include your name and UID in all emails.

If you have any enrollment questions regarding Psychology courses, please keep in mind that the department will still be enforcing major and class standing enrollment restrictions. If a class and waitlist are full, you may continue to monitor the course through MyUCLA. As we have done in the past, the Psychology Department does NOT issue any PTE numbers for our courses.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition. Please see below for clarification on how to reach various offices for student advising concerns. If you ever have any questions about which campus resource to reach out to, do not hesitate to email our office.


If you’re looking for help with:

  • Major and pre-major questions and course planning (Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Science)
  • Minor questions and course planning (Cognitive Science and ADP)
  • Petitions to declare a pre-major, major, minor, or specialization in our department
  • Petitions to substitute approved course equivalents for your major/minor in the Psychology dept
  • Petitions to have new/alternate courses reviewed for substitutions
  • Graduation checks
  • Enrollment questions/concerns about Psychology courses

How to reach us: via email at undergraduate@psych.ucla.edu


If you’re looking for help with:

  • Course add/drop petitions
  • Graduation checks
  • Degree Plan Contracts (ECP exemptions, Unit max petitions, Time to Degree)
  • Major and minor exploration across the College
  • Academic probation status
  • Readmission
  • Graduate school planning with College Academic Mentors
  • GE and IGETC requirements
  • Diversity, Foreign Language, Quantitative Reasoning, English requirements

How to reach College Academic Counseling (CAC): We will accessible via Message Center, and will have Virtual Drop Ins where people can speak to an advisor (similar to our windows) and get drop in advising via Zoom Mondays-Thursdays 9-12 and 1-4, and Fridays 10:30-12 and 1-4.  We will also continue to offer 30 minute appointments, which can be made via our Virtual Drop Ins.  To access Virtual Drop In advising, students should be referred to our website. Our College Academic Mentors are also available via Message Center, and appointments can be scheduled through Message Center with a CAM.

How to reach AAP:  You are able to connect with us via MyUCLA Message Center-AAP Counseling and responses will be made within 24 business hours.  Between 3/16-3/26, Monday-Friday our online business hours will be 9am-4pm.  Here you can submit a question regarding petitioning or general academic policy. You can also request a ZOOM online appointment with an AAP Counselor. To request an appointment via Message Center, please explain the nature of your appointment.

How to reach Honors: You are able to connect through the MyUCLA Message Center or via the Honors Inbox.

Please find additional information below regarding Spring instruction via Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost:

By this time, you have seen the announcement from Chancellor Block about new campus measures designed to help limit the risk of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on campus. We appreciate your patience as we work thoughtfully to make decisions and adjustments to address the impact of this international public health crisis. Based on the rapidly developing situation and new data every day, we have decided to continue to offer instruction remotely through the end of the spring quarter.

As stated by the chancellor, we want to reduce population density on campus because public health officials tell us that this is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19. To that end, we have encouraged students who can return home to do so, and to take all of their personal items, if possible, from their university-owned housing with them. We also know there are a number of students who will remain on campus and in the local area. Housing and Residential Life will be following up with students who live in university-owned housing with more specific information, including how to request an early contract termination and seek a refund. If, in the meantime, students have concerns or questions, please email Housing directly at uclahousing@housing.ucla.edu.

We recognize that there will be courses with specialized equipment or field work that may not be able to be conducted remotely, and more specific information will be shared in the coming days. Also, students on the semester system and/or in clinical programs will receive additional information from their schools/departments.

Because remote learning will continue through spring quarter, we ask all faculty and students to familiarize themselves with remote technology features such as Zoom during spring break.

Our priority during this crisis is to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Please know that the campus remains open and we are doing everything we can to create a safe environment. This includes deploying hand sanitizer stations and surface wipes across campus, increasing the frequency of cleanings, modifying dining operations and frequently updating the campus community. Our libraries, computer labs, ASUCLA operations and University offices remain open.

The facts related to COVID-19 are changing rapidly, so routinely check with UCLA information sources for updates. The most up-to-date information can be found online at UCLA’s dedicated COVID-19 website and emergency updates and resources are always available at Bruins Safe Online.

What follows are answers to some general questions, and an overview of services as we transition to a remote learning environment.

Categories: Undergraduate