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Latest posts from the ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs Academic Advising Blog:
Wed, 08 Dec 2021

ICS Live Chat Back Online

Our live chat will be active again today starting at 9am.

Our ICS live chat is experiencing technical issues through the Alive5 service we use. We will post again once we are back up and running. Please email us at ucounsel@uci.edu for any questions in the meantime.

Another day, another Peer Academic Advisor to highlight!

Peer Academic Advisors are trained student staff to help out other current students with academic questions. They operate within the ICS Student Affairs Office, and assist the Academic Counselors. This role of Peer Academic Advisor is a great one for undergraduate students who are looking to be involved on campus within the Bren School of ICS and the UCI student community.

Audrey Shi
Double Major: Computer Science, and Sociology

We asked our current Peer Academic Advisors what they most enjoy about their role and some advice they would give their first year self. Here is what Audrey Shi had to say:

I love being able to talk to students! I’ve accumulated a lot of experience within the past 4 years and it’s fun being able to share it.

 I would tell my first year self to not compare my achievements to everyone else. Try your best and commit yourself to what you love doing — the rewards will follow.

Check out the Peer Academic Advisor job description and submit your application on the Peer Academic Advisor Program website today!

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 14, 2022 11:59:59 PM.

Today we begin the countdown to January 14th, 2022 application deadline for the next cohort of ICS Peer Academic Advisors.

Peer Academic Advisors are trained student staff to help out other current students with academic questions. They operate within the ICS Student Affairs Office, and assist the Academic Counselors. This role of Peer Academic Advisor is a great one for undergraduate students who are looking to be involved on campus within the Bren School of ICS and the UCI student community.

Brian Bulgarelli
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Statistics


We asked our current Peer Academic Advisors what they most enjoy about their role and some advice they would give their first year self. Here is what Brian Bulgarelli had to say:

I enjoy my role as a Peer Academic Advisor [PAA] because I really like helping out other students. My favorite part of the job is getting to interact with other students during drop-in hours and helping them with whatever they need.

Some advice that I’d give to my Freshman self: Enjoy your time as an undergrad, and go all out! The time passes by fast so make most of your time during undergrad.

Brian is also part of ICS Student Council or ICSSC. To learn more about the club visit their website.

Check out the Peer Academic Advisor job description and submit your application on the Peer Academic Advisor Program website today!

Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Pass/NP Deadline 12/3 5pm

This is a reminder that the deadline to change any Non-Major courses to Pass/No Pass is tomorrow 12/3 at 5pm. Major courses must be taken for a letter grade. 
Please keep in mind these requests must be submitted through your student access>applications>enrollment exceptions. No requests will be accepted after the deadline.