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Visit us in 256 Aldrich Hall or call us at (949) 824-6987 for walk-in advising or to schedule an appointment. Academic counselors and peer academic advisors are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 4:00pm, excluding holidays.

Please note that during weeks of mandatory quarterly advising (Fall and Winter, Weeks 6-10) and spring school assignment (Spring, Weeks 3-6), walk-ins or appointments may not be available. During those times, you may call our office or use one of our other Ask An Advisor features for assistance.


E-mail your question to an academic counselor and receive a reply within 72 hours Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

Ask an Advisor! E-mail is intended for current Undergraduate/Undeclared students at UCI. If you are not an Undergraduate/Undeclared student at UCI, you may be asked to submit an inquiry by calling or visiting our office during normal business hours.

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Please note that if you need to reach a specific counselor, you will need to e-mail him or her directly.

Name Specialty Areas E-mail Address
Kimberly Ayala Director
Norma Arevalo Assistant Director, Change of Major, Course Clearance (CPEP)
Bianca Angeles Uni Stu 1 Course & Discussion Leader Program Counselor
Dedra Butler 2nd Year Plus & FIGLI Student Counselor
Andrea Licata First-Year Advising, Summer Edge, Campuswide Honors Program and Readmission Counseling, UU Mentorship Program Coordinator
Georgina Espino First-Year Advising, International Student Counseling
Lauren Bermudez First-Year Advising, International Student Counseling
Debra Klarich Administrative
Jose Jimenez Administrative