/Information for Academic Counselors
Information for Academic Counselors 2018-10-10T09:48:29+00:00

Information for Academic Counselors:

Useful links for Academic Counselors:

Advising Tips & Reminders:

  • GE and minor advising:
    • Academic Counselors from the student’s School of major should advise students about all graduation requirements (e.g. including minors and GE requirements).  Keep in mind that most Schools will only meet with students within their majors so Academic Counselors should consult with other appropriate Schools directly if they have questions about how courses from abroad may count.
  • Lower division versus upper division approvals: 
    • UCEAP courses that have already been taken are in the UCEAP Course Catalog and are already clearly identified as upper or lower division (1-99 is lower division; 100+ is upper division).
    • For all other courses (e.g. new UCEAP courses not in the UCEAP Course Catalog or Independent Programs courses), Academic Counselors and/or faculty from the student’s School of major can make the determination of whether they are upper or lower division based on the course descriptions.  It’s best to use descriptions rather than course numbers given that programs/institutions abroad may not follow the same numbering system as UCI.  Lower division courses typically include words like “introductory” or “fundamental” or anything that’s a broad survey of an entire academic discipline.  Upper division courses include more specific details such as advanced or in-depth understanding of particular topic.
  • Language equivalencies: 
    • Petitions for language course equivalencies should be directed to the appropriate language department below for initial review:

Department Contacts for Language Course Approval

Language Department Faculty Member
Chinese East Asian Studies Ruohmei Hsieh / Bert Scruggs (Undergraduate Director)
French European Languages and Studies Maryse Mijalski
German European Languages and Studies Glenn Levine
Greek Classics Richard Snyder (Undergraduate Director)
Italian European Languages and Studies James Chiampi
Japanese East Asian Studies Hidemi Riggs / Bert Scruggs (Undergraduate Director)
Korean East Asian Studies Hyun-young Hyun / Bert Scruggs (Undergraduate Director)
Latin Classics Richard Snyder (Undergraduate Director)
Spanish Spanish and Portuguese Julio Torres

For languages not on this list, contact Brittney Pinney:  brittney.pinney@uci.edu (Director, Office of Undergraduate Study, School of Humanities)