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Academic Advising

VAC Message

Global Health students may send questions through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). We strongly recommend seeking this option first as most inquiries we receive are quick questions.

Scheduled Appointments

  • We offer remote appointments via phone and Zoom Monday - Friday 8:30am-11am PST and Monday - Thursday 1:00pm-3:30pm PST.
  • We offer in-person appointments on Tuesday & Wednesdays from 8:30am-11am PST and 1:00pm-3:30pm PST.
Please email to schedule an appointment. In the email please include the following:
  • Name, PID, Brief Description of what you'd like to discuss
  • 3 appointment times that work for you
  • Whether you prefer Zoom, In-person or Phone appointment (If phone, include the best number to reach you at)

Drop-In Advsing

**We will not have drop in advising today - Thursday 3/9/23, due to some campus systems being down. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us a VAC message with your questions or to set up an appointment.

GHP Advising Staff will also be able to meet with students virtually via Drop-in Advising for current UCSD students on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 963 2951 2071).

  • Drop In Advising is currently only via Zoom. We do not currently have in-person drop-in advising.
  • Drop In Advising is only for quick questions - if you require additional time for long-term planning or complex issues, please schedule an appointment.

2022-2023 Grading Option Policy Updates for Global Health Courses

Update June 14th, 2021: Starting Summer 2021 quarter and onward, the Global Health Program will return to our original grading policy. The GHP will only accept letter grades of C- or better toward Global Health major and minor requirements. See below:
  • For certain elective courses taken between Spring 2020 - Spring 2021: The Global Health Program will accept P/NP grading options toward certain courses in the Global Health major and minor courses for the 2020-21 Academic Year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021). Please click here for which courses are eligible toward requirements.

Who should I see?

Undergraduate academic advising at UC San Diego is shared by two sets of advisors - College and Major Advisors. Your college advisor will provide you with general academic support, assist you with questions that you may have regarding college general education requirements, university requirements, IGETC and TAG, writing courses, graduation, and policy questions. Your Global Health Major Academic Advisor is available to provide advice and answers to questions about the Undergraduate Program in Global Health.

College Advisor Major/Minor Advisor Career Services
  • General Academic Support
  • College General Education Requirements (IGETC, TAG, writing courses)
  • Quarter by quarter planning for college general education & university requirements
  • Petition course for general education requirements
  • University Policies
  • Graduation and Unit Requirements
  • Assist with study abroad, financial aid, VA forms, International Center forms, student athlete forms, and verifying
    completion of college and university requirements for graduation
  • Advise on Major or Minor Requirements
  • Petitioning a course for credit towards a major/minor requirement
  • Global Health Field Experience Requirement
  • Double Major Petition
  • Application for Special Studies Course (Independent Research 198/199)
  • Advise on overall career acquisition 
  • Online and in-person career assessments
  • Employment acquisition including resume and cover letter development, job applications, and interview skills
  • Graduate school acquisition including applications and general requirements

Contacting your advisor:

  • Current GHP majors, minors and all other UCSD students: Please submit all questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond to you within 1-3 business days. 
  • Freshman and newly admitted transfer students: Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor via “Online Advising” at
  • Prospective Students: Please contact GHP advisor via email at

Interested in the Master of Arts (MA) in Global Health?

 For inquiries about the Masters of Arts (MA) in Global Health:

Career Advising

For Career Advising

Pre-health Advising

  • Drop-in advising
  • Schedule appointment
  • Attend workshops
Review the Global Health Careers page


Study Abroad Advising

1. Visit First Steps to get started.

2. Review the Global Health Study Abroad Page.

3. Schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor in the Study Abroad UC San Diego Office:

Other UC San Diego Offices

  • Financial Aid Office -  Advise on financial aid packages and specific academic requirements to continue receiving aid.
  • Admissions Office - Handles and posts official transcripts, transfer agreements, and test scores completed outside of UC San Diego and verifies transferability of courses taken at other institutions back to UC San Diego
  • Registrar's Office - Handles official UC San Diego transcripts and schedule of classes at UC San Diego, Provides enrollment verification for students
  • International Students and Programs (ISPO) - Advises international students on visas, I-20s, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS)

Directions / Location


Office Location:

The Global Health Program Advising Office is located in Eleanor Roosevelt College in the Social Science Building (near the Supercomputer Center and RIMAC).

We're on the 2nd floor in the Anthropology Administration Office (near the Supercomputer Center and RIMAC)

Nearby Parking: