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Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Phone: (805) 893-2809
Fax: (805) 893-8124
Meet the Office of Undergraduate Studies
The Office of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Engineering provides academic advising and support services for engineering students.
Glenn Beltz, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Haley Orton, Director of Academic Advising
Tiffany Sabado, Financial and Operations Officer
Robert Garcia, Academic Advisor
Katie Title, Academic Advisor
Frances Fouch, Academic Advisor, Transfer Students and Special Programs
Lauren Schroeder, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
Advising services are available to engineering undergraduates at the College, Department/major, and faculty level. In general, here are guidelines to directing your questions:
College Advisors @ Office of Undergraduate Studies (HFH 1006)
- University policies and procedures
- General education courses
- Progress and graduation checks
- Academic probation
- Academic petitions
- Changing majors
- Transferring credits from other institutions
- Education abroad, honors program, and other opportunities
- Requirements of the major
- Course planning
- Major policies and procedures
- Prerequisite changes
- Selecting and approving senior electives
- Find your department advisor: Chemical Engineering | Computer Engineering | Computer Science | Electrical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
- Assigned to students during freshman year, depending on the major
- Content level for course materials
- Research opportunities and grad school planning
Office of Undergraduate Studies Mission Statement
Academic advisors at UC Santa Barbara, College of Engineering provide professional guidance to students as they develop meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their goals. Advisors collaborate with students, staff, and faculty as a way to build and sustain lasting personal and professional relationships while providing information about coursework, university policies and procedures, and career options and opportunities. In accordance with UCSB’s Mission of collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society, advisors foster students’ understanding of the value of higher education and empower them to take ownership of their academic and university experience in a supportive and inclusive environment.
College Advising Services
Advising FAQs: The Office of Undergraduate Studies encourages students to look through this section of the website to find helpful information that may answer their question. Explore our frequently asked questions.
Academic Requirements: Detailed information for undergraduates in the College of Engineering about University, College, and Major Requirements for graduation.
Changing Majors: Information for current UCSB students in a non-engineering major, as well as engineering students wishing to change from one engineering major to another.
Transfer of Coursework: Guidelines and important information about receiving credit from courses taken at other institutions, including California community colleges and other UC campuses.
Double Majors & Minors: Information for engineering students about pursuing a minor or a double major in the College of Letters & Science and the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.
Grading: Detailed information about how the grading system works for engineering students, including grade point averages, balance/deficit, and repeating courses.
Graduation/Commencement: Information about declaring degree candidacy, participating in commencement in June, and the engineering Senior Send-off ceremony.
Honors Program: Information about the College of Engineering Honors Program.
Leaving & Returning: Information for students who are considering leaving the College or returning after a break in attendance.
Minimum Cumulative Progress (MCP): About the MCP policy, which was designed to provide guidelines for academic progress.
Petitions: Petitions are written requests for an exception to a published policy. All petitions are considered an exception and, as such, are not always approved.
Probation: Students who do not meet established minimum standards may be placed on academic probation.
Study Abroad: How to plan, prepare, and talk to an advisor about education abroad programs for engineering students that keep your graduation plan on track.