UG Support Counseling Office
To serve the needs of all students, the Dept. of English undergraduate advising office offers both in-person and virtual services.
**JUNE – OCTOBER 2023: Please note that one of our full-time undergraduate advisors is on leave and will return in late October. Our advising team remains available to assist you, and we ask for your patience due to our temporarily reduced staff capacity and adjusted in-person hours.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
To access major/minor degree checksheets and other resources, visit our English Advising Box Folder.
Questions about English Composition courses, Writing placement, and the AWPE should be directed to UCLA Writing Programs.
In-Person Services and Policies
Advising Days, Hours, and Location
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9 am to 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Kaplan Hall 158/160
No appointment necessary—we offer drop-in advising on a first-come, first-served basis
Need advising on a Tuesday/Thursday? See virtual options below.
Advisor Availability & Accommodations for Special Circumstances
Typically, our advisors serve students during our posted business hours of 9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4 pm, Mondays – Fridays (MWF in-person; TR virtual.)
However, we encourage you to contact us if you are in need of an alternate meeting time due to your work schedule, dependent care schedule, or other unique scheduling constraints.
If you are a parenting student, please know that children are welcome in our physical and virtual offices.
Virtual Services and Policies
Asynchronous Advising Resources
To access major/minor degree checksheets and advising FAQs, visit our English Advising Box Folder.
Online Messaging or Phone Inquiries
Students should contact us through MyUCLA MessageCenter (Academic counseling unit: English) or by calling 310.825.1389. Please note that phone hours are 9 am to 4 pm Pacific Time.
Zoom Sessions by Appointment
Students may book a 15-minute Zoom appointment with an advisor via MyUCLA.
Students desiring a 30-minute appointment for special circumstances (double major petition assistance, departmental evaluation, returning to UCLA after an absence) may book a longer appointment here.
Zoom Drop-In Hours
Drop-in Zoom hours (no appointment needed) are available weekly, and are announced via our undergraduate email listserv. The exact days/times change from week-to-week to accommodate varied schedules. Keep an eye on your inbox for each week’s times!
College Counseling Units
If you have a question about your General Education requirements, IGETC certification, College petitions, etc. please consult the links below for up-to-date information on how to access your college counseling unit.
• College Academic Counseling (CAC)
• College Honors
• Academic Advancement Program (AAP)