Mandatory Advising

Mandatory Advising

Interacting with an academic advisor early in your university career can enhance your college success. Our objective is to help you achieve your personal and academic goals, and mandatory advising is one of the ways the College wants to help ensure that you get a strong start at UC Davis.

2nd Year Students

Second-year students are required to meet with an advisor once during their year. Students will be assigned a hold quarter. Once you see this hold on your account via Schedule Builder and OASIS, you will need to watch a short video, then meet with a major advisor, and complete a post advising survey. After the survey is completed, your hold will be released within 2-4 weeks. You can schedule an appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Economics, History and East Asian Studies."

1ST Year Junior Transfer Students

First-year Junior Transfer students meet with an advisor in their first quarter at UC Davis. You will need to make sure that your "First Year Goals Worksheet" is completed (which should have been submitted during orientation). If not, you will need to complete it prior to your advising appointment. Economics, History and East Asian Studies students can make an appointment online here.

4th Year Students

Fourth-year students are required to participate in one engagement to prepare for transitioning out of college. Students are encouraged to choose the options that are most relevant to their post graduation plans. Students will also need to declare a specialization by submitting specialization form or see a major advisor. Once you have completed your engagement as well as meet with a major advisor or declaration or specialization, you will need to fill out a survey in order for us to release the hold.


Academic Advising Syllabus

UC Davis 101: A Quick Reference Guide

Questions: Visit The Economics and History Undergraduate Advising Center located in 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building. You may also reach us by calling 530-752-9241 or email