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Our Mission

UC Merced undergraduate academic advising, in collaboration with the campus community, promotes student success by empowering students to become self-directed learners and decision makers in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive.

We provide quality academic advising and related services to support students in developing their educational plans and maximizing their university experience.

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Advising Goals

  1. Promote appropriate progress to degree for native and transfer students   
  2. Provide students with advising resources and materials that are accurate, current, and understandable, using delivery formats that respond to student needs   
  3. Provide interactive advising in formats that meet student preferences and needs in timely and effective ways  
  4. Provide advising that is tailored to the distinctive needs of specific student populations, and reflects the unique environment of a research university    
  5. Facilitate student learning and self-advocacy in relation to reaching academic goals and career plans
  6. Support implementation of faculty approved curriculum changes for courses and academic programs