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Social Sciences Academic Advising & Approval


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  • The School of Social Sciences provides UCEAP advising for prospective UCEAP applicants who have a specific UCEAP program in mind that they plan to apply to. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment by calling 949-824-6803 - keep in mind that these appointments are provided on a first come, first served basis. Bring course descriptions for any courses you are considering taking abroad. The advisor will help you determine which courses are likely to meet degree requirements.


  • Submit your completed Pre-Application to the UCI Study Abroad Center once you have chosen an IOP program. You will then receive details on the process for fulfilling UCI degree requirements, receiving credit and financial aid.  If at some point you find out the program does not fit your needs, you can complete a new Pre-Application for another program at that time.

UC Summer Abroad:

  • Meet with an Academic Counselor in the School of your major to determine the procedure to follow if you would like courses to fulfill UCI degree requirements.


  • If the courses you originally discussed with your Academic Counselor change, email to ask if other courses are likely to count toward degree requirements - attach course descriptions/syllabi.
  • Once your units are posted on your transcript, you may schedule an appointment an Academic Counselors by calling 949-824-6803. You may have a petitioning process to follow in order to have the courses fulfill specific degree requirements. Be sure to save course syllabi, projects, assignments, papers and portfolios since it may be required in the petition process.
  • For students going abroad their senior year, usually you need to be certified for graduation at least one quarter after your return due to the time it takes for units to be posted to your UCI transcript. Please keep this in mind when applying for graduation.

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