Advising for Undergraduates

Walk-In Advising

The Undergraduate Advising office is located in Merrill-27. An adviser is happy to meet with you during open office hours. If you cannot attend office hours, email polimajor@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-2505.

Drop In Advising Hours: Spring 2017 (Finals Week)

Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Th&F: Advising Office Closed

**Drop In Advising begins on April 3th. If you are attempting to add a course please waitlist the course and attend the first day of instruction to see if you can obtain a permission code from the faculty instructor. 


If you are a student with junior standing be sure to pick up and complete the Senior Check form at the end of your junior year. Forms are located in Merrill-27.



Faculty Office Hours
Politics faculty office hours are available on faculty web pages or outside of the Advising Office at Merrill-27.

Other Advising Resources

General academic advice

Undergraduate Advising Center

Your College Academic Preceptor

UCSC Campus Handbook, "The Navigator"

UCSC General Catalog 

STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students)


Politics - General program information

UC Santa Cruz General Catalog - Politics

Politics Undergraduate Handbook

Your Politics Faculty Adviser

Politics Undergraduate Program Adviser


Field Study / Internships
Politics Department Bulletin Board, 23 Merrill College
UCSC Career Center
Your Politics Faculty Adviser


FREE Writing Tutor Assistance
Learning Support Services offers free drop-in writing tutoring. Check the website for writing and other tutoring services and schedules.


Special Needs: Disability Resource Center
The Politics Department staff and faculty are responsive to disabled students' concerns and special needs. We work with the Disability Resource Center to ensure suitable arrangements. If you need their assistance, please contact the DRC directly at (831) 459-2089.