LS Advising

Courses with Unit Limits

Limits on credit toward the 120 units minimum required for graduation have been set for certain types of courses.


Special Studies Courses

  • No more than 16 units in courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199 may be applied to the degree.
  • Prior to fall 2016, no more than 4 units from courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 198 or 199 may be taken in any one semester.


Physical Education Activities Courses

No more than 4 units may be applied to the degree.

Emilio Alvarado

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
November 2017

What is your approach to advising?
While my main role is to advise on degree requirements, I am also excited to speak with you about topics outside of academics - such as your personal growth and development during your time at Cal. As your adviser, my intent is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to graduate and make sure you feel heard while you work toward achieving your goals both inside and outside the classroom.

Heidi Church

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
November 2017

Education:
B.S. in Recreation Administration, CSU, Chico, 2010
Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2017

Kimberly Harris

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
November 2017

Education:
B.S. in Communication, Boston University, 2003
M.A. in International & Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco, 2011

Darshani Alahan

Advising Assistant

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
September 2017

Education:
BA in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz.

What is your approach to advising?
Listen first and ask questions. I want to provide a safe space for each student, hear their needs, and give them best information that fits their situation.

Tim Cahil

College Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2017


What is your approach to advising?
I have a student-centered approach. I like to encourage students to take control of their education and find a plan that works for them. I offer support and guidance to help students realize their potential.


Education:
B.A.s in Comparative Religion & Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Masters of Library and Information Science

Change of College into L&S

Interested in a change of college to Letters & Science?  Please attend a workshop if you have questions for the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 petition period for change of college into Letters & Science. Plan to arrive on time for the workshops. Workshops begin on time - no late admittance. 

Note: Advising appointments are no longer required prior to submitting your Change
of College petition.

Deena Younan, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
Aug 2015

Year, Major: Senior, Political Science and Legal Studies

Asa Owusu-Darko

Year, Major: Junior, Political Economy

About Me: My name is Akua Asantewa Owusu-Darko but you can call me Asa. I am a Junior currently studying Political Economy. I am an international student from Ghana but I've lived in 4 different countries. I like to read, spend quality time with friends. I am quite approachable so please feel free to contact me with any questions :)

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: Getting to understand Cal better and meeting so many people.

Favorite TV Show: F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Carrie Gao, Peer Adviser

Year, Major: Senior, English

About Me: Hello! I'm Carrie and I'm super excited to be a Peer Advisor this year. When I'm not studying, I'm probably exploring the Bay for new restaurants or eating dessert. (Although eating dessert and studying are not mutually exclusive.)

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: The people!

Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation