Videos and Resources
College of Engineering Academic Advising invites you to explore our advising videos on frequently discussed advising topics. Advisors would be happy to discuss your questions about these topics and more during our drop in advising hours or by appointment. To check our hours, click here.
VIDEOS (Click title to view video)
Assist.org Navigation Tips
Learn how to navigate the articulation website Assist.org. This website shows the course transfer agreements between the CA Community College system and UC Santa Barbara.
Changing Your Major
Whether you’re a newly admitted student or a current UC Santa Barbara student, check out this video if you are interested in changing your major to one offered by the College of Engineering. The information presented is for students admitted to UCSB as freshmen. Students admitted as transfer students to the university are not eligible to change into the College of Engineering or change majors within the College of Engineering.
How to Request a Deficit Load in Your Final Quarter
Join a CoE advisor to learn about the steps to request to take less than 12 units in your final quarter at UCSB.
The Guide to GPA Calculation
Join an academic advisor from the College of Engineering to learn how to calculate GPA and how to approach the "what if" GPA scenarios.
The Guide to Summer School
Join a COE academic advisor as we discuss how to determine if you need to take summer school and your options for where to attend.
So You're a Senior Now
Starting your final year as an engineering student at UC Santa Barbara? Watch this video for tips and advice to make sure you get that diploma at the end of year!
Study Abroad Navigation Tips
Interested in studying abroad? UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering encourages its students to study abroad to gain cross-cultural skills and get a jump on their careers. Watch this video for tips and advice.
Study Abroad Part II: What to do While You're Abroad
Join a CoE advisor for quick tips on what to save, when to reach out to CoE, and what to do when you get back from a study abroad quarter.
GOLD Navigation Videos
Please note that these are created by the College of Letters & Science Advising Office. It's okay to use these for basic GOLD navigation tips, but for any advising questions, or questions about your academic record, your academic progress, or your schedule, please see a COE advisor. Note, these do not include the newly released "cart" feature, a tool used for registration planning.
GOLD 101: Overview
Overview of basic features in GOLD.
GOLD 101: Course Search & Schedule Planning
Introduction to the advanced search features in GOLD & how to add courses.