Undergraduate Advising

Be Prepared for Your Advising Session

  1. Check your degree audit for all completed and needed courses to verify that all information is accurate.
  2. Complete the Academic Planning Worksheet to organize your courses and to stay on track for graduation.
  3. Know your resources and contacts:

Career Information/ Resume Building:


Study Abroad:

Academic transcripts/transferred courses:


Financial Aid:

Graduate Advising (BS/MS, MS, PhD, graduate school questions):


Online Advising


Virtual Advising Center:

Students can submit questions to the MAE advisors online through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).



If you prefer to have a video advising session via ZOOM, please submit your appointment request using this google form and use your ucsd.edu email address. 

  • Requests MUST be made at least TWO business days in advance - we do not schedule same-day appointments. 
  • Submit requests for multiple days to allow for greater flexibility.
  • Advisors will only wait 5 minutes for the student to join the meeting. If the student fails to attend, the student must submit a request for a new meeting.

*For ALL questions related to the BS/MS program or the grad programs, please see here for graduate advising options.

*For ALL questions related to general admission to UC San Diego, please contact the UCSD Admissions Office.


Other Advising Options 

In-Person Advising (NO walk-ins. All advising requires an appointment)

In-Person Advising hours:

Monday (Last names M-Z) & Wednesday (Last names A-L): 9:00 am - 11:30 am

                                                                                                      1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Hours are subject to change

Advising Appointments

Appointment hours:

Monday        9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom and In-person option for last names M-Z) Tuesday       9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom only) Wednesday  9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom and In-person option for last names A-L) Thursday      9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom only) Friday           9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom only)


-We may need to reschedule your appointment in the event of an emergency. Always check your UCSD email before heading to your advising appointment.


How to schedule:

-Submit your appointment request using this google form


Appointment policies:

-Requests MUST be made at least TWO business days in advance - we do not schedule same-day appointments.

Please be sure to confirm your appointment by replying "Yes" to your Zoom/Meeting invitation. Otherwise, we will give your place to somebody else.

-Request appointments on multiple days, not just one, in order to offer greater flexibility.

-Besides a confirmation email, no reminder emails will be sent

-If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will need to submit a new request to reschedule your appointment

-If you need to reschedule/cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing mae-ugradadm@eng.ucsd.edu


Academic Advising Staff

Chad Baldwin, Undergraduate Academic Advisor (last names A-L)

EBU II, room 163, chbaldwin@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-0114

Nadia Espinoza, Undergraduate Academic Advisor (last names M-Z)

EBU II, room 166, nlespinoza@ucsd.edu, (858) 822-2035

Regina Ready, Intake Advisor

EBU II, room 182, rready@ucsd.edu, (858) 246-2018