International Students

Welcome to the College of Letters and Science. During your first year at UC Davis Alejandra Garibay, Letia Graening, and Andy Prettol are your International Academic Counselors. Whether you are a new freshman or a new transfer student, we are here to help you. If you are a continuing international student, Sarah Mooney is your primary Academic Counselor.

International Students

Your International Academic Counselors Can Assist You With:

  • Degree and General Education requirements
  • Course planning for your first year
  • How to Change Majors
  • Academic policies, regulations and petitions
  • Options if you are having academic difficulty
  • Advising holds that prevent course registration
  • How the University grading system works and American classroom expectations
  • Transfer credit for Out-of-State courses, IB credit, A-level exams, etc.
  • Resources on campus and any questions about academics at UC Davis

Mandatory Advising Sessions

During fall quarter all first-year international students in the College of Letters and Science are required to attend a group academic advising session. These sessions are designed to provide you with the information and resources you need to be successful at UC Davis. Additional information will be emailed to your UC Davis email address in the middle of September.

Academic Advising Appointments

Alejandra, Andy, Letia, and Sarah are available for individual appointments and walk-in advising appointments throughout the entire year. Appointments for current students can be scheduled online: https://appointments.ucdavis.edu. (If you are a new student and fall quarter has not started you will need to call our office to schedule an appointment:  530-752-0392)

For additional information and resources please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions by International Students page.

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Undergraduate Education & Advising Office
200 Social Science and Humanities Bldg
Phone: (530) 752-0392
or Send us an Email


Schedule an appointment
Office Hours
Monday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Tuesday: 10-12, 1-4 pm
Wednesday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Thursday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Friday: 9-12, 1-4 pm

Drop-In Peer Advising
Monday - Friday:  2-4 pm

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Advising Services at Other Locations:

Residence Hall Peer Advising 
(Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto)
Academic Year Only. No Summer.
Monday - Thursday: 10-8 pm
Friday: 10-2 pm

Frequently Asked Questions