Facilitate the academic development of all students and assist them in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing high quality academic advising and guidance.

Our goal is to empower all students at UCI to reach their full potential and achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. We believe that by providing high-quality academic advising and guidance, we can help students navigate the complexities of college and make the most of their time at UCI.


An dedicated, discipline-specific advising office is available in each academic unit. Advising is a partnership between the advisor and the student.

Academic advising provides:

  • Academic planning based on each student’s individual need
  • Guidance with University policies and procedures
  • Assistance navigating UCI’s systems (the Catalogue, StudentAccess, DegreeWorks, etc.)
  • Referral to campus resources & opportunities

About the Executive Director

The Executive Director of Advising serves as the central coordinating point for undergraduate academic advising at the University of California, Irvine, heads up several key initiatives, and represents academic advising interests in multiple University committees and groups.

Learn more about Heather

Key Resources

Peer Academic Advisors

Learn more about UCI’s impactful Peer Academic Advisor program, including how to become a PAA!


Learn more about key academic advising initiatives, including Academic Recovery and Change of Major.

School Advising Offices

Find location and contact information for each of the school or program advising units.