MCD Biology Undergrad Advising

Have a quick question?

Email is the fastest way to reach us! Email us at mcdadvising@ucsc.edu 

Want to meet with an adviser?

Scroll down to check our calendar and see adviser availability. Then schedule an appointment using Slug Success or come to drop-in advising. Appointments open every Monday, two weeks in advance. For a walk-through on how to make an appointment using Slug Success click hereMCD Biology Advising is now located in Thimann 389! 

 

MCD Biology Advising can provide assistance with:

  • Determining which courses to enroll in
  • Qualifying for an MCD Biology-sponsored major
  • Declaring an MCD Biology-sponsored major
  • Academic planning for your chosen major
  • Getting ready to graduate

During peak enrollment times, we offer Front Desk Express advising (no appointment needed!) and can answer questions regarding:

  • Short-term academic planning
  • Major qualification policy
  • Enrollment troubleshooting

Throughout the year, MCD Biology Advising also puts on workshops, so check our calendar periodically to see what we've got planned! Past workshops have covered topics such as:

  • Academic Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Study Abroad
  • Pre-Health Coaching
  • UCSC Grad Research w/ Grad Student Panel

Need a signature?

You can email or drop the following forms off at our office or in the drop-box outside Thimann 389:

  • Part-time Final Quarter Approval 
  • Petition to Extend Enrollment
  • Petition for Individual Studies
  • Request for Drop of Major/Minor 
  • Second Major or Minor Declaration Form
  • Simultaneous Enrollment w/ Other UC Campus Application
  • Study Abroad Department Approval Form 
  • UCSC Extension Concurrent Enrollment
  • Veterans Benefits Services Verification

*We will scan & email you a copy of your completed form. Students are responsible for final submission of the above forms to the appropriate office.*

 

MCD Biology Advisors:

Dianne

Brenna

Carrie

Olivia

MCD Faculty Advisor:

John Tamkun
MCD Curriculum Chair:

John Tamkun

MCD Department Chair:

Susan Strome