Humanities Transfer Advising Information

Welcome to the UCI School of Humanities! All new transfer students are required to attend an academic advising session.  The dates of the sessions are posted below.  When you attend a session, the enrollment "hold" on your record will be removed, allowing you to enroll in classes.  The sooner you attend an advising session, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes.

ABOUT THE ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

    Overview: Each session is scheduled from 9:30am-1:30pm; you must arrive promptly and be present the entire time.  The session includes:

    • An overview of degree requirements and academic policies.
    • An individual appointment with an academic counselor.
    • Recommendations for Fall quarter courses.
    • A review of the registration system and an opportunity to enroll in classes.

    Location and Parking: The session will be held in room 1030 of the Humanities Gateway Building. Humanities Gateway is building number 611 on the main campus map, which can be found here.  Park in the Student Center Parking Structure; you can find directions to that structure on the Transportation Services website.

    Policy on Late Arrivals: You must arrive on time.  Make sure to plan sufficient time for traffic, paying for parking, and finding the room.  Late arrivals will not be accommodated; if you do not arrive on time, you will not be allowed to attend the session.  Instead, you will be required to attend a make-up session at the end of the summer.

    Guest Policy: Family members or other guests may not attend the advising session.  If you require special assistance and need someone to accompany you, please contact the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study in advance to make arrangements.

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HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

    To make your reservation for an advising session, please follow these steps:

    1) ACTIVATE YOUR UCI NETID

    2) FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE HUMANITIES TRANSFER ADVISING SURVEY BY JULY 15
    You will need to log in to the survey using your UCInetID and password.

    3) SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES YOU HAVE ATTENDED TO THE HUMANITIES OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDY OFFICE BY JULY 15

    • Upload transcripts to the Hum Transfer Docs dropbox**; OR
    • Mail transcripts to Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study, 143 HIB, Irvine, CA 92697-3380; OR
    • Submit transcripts in-person to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study, 143 HIB, Irvine, CA 92697-3380

     NOTE: This is separate from, and in addition to, the official transcripts you are required to submit to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools. You are still required to send your official records to the Office of Admissions by the deadline stated on your Admissions offer.

    **You will need to select the “All Quarters” tab or choose “View all of my dropboxes” to find the Hum Transfer Docs dropbox.

    4) SIGN UP FOR AN ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION
    You will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up within 5 business days after we receive both your New Transfer Advising Survey and your unofficial college transcripts.

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ENSURING SUCCESS AT THE ADVISING SESSION

    To ensure your advising session is as productive and successful as possible, please be sure to complete the following steps before attending a session:

    Take Any Necessary Placement Tests: You may need to take a language placement exam.  As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence).  If you completed the fourth semester of a college-level language other than English (Intermediate/II) with a grade of C or better, that will complete the requirement.  If you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit, please refer to the Advanced Placement Chart in the 2017-2018 UCI General Catalogue to determine if you have completed the requirement.  Otherwise, please review the information below and, if necessary, visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details. 

    If you are planning to enroll in:

    • Spanish – You must take a placement exam unless you have completed a college-level course. Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
    • Chinese, Japanese, or Korean – You must take a placement exam regardless of your background in the language.  Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
    • French, German, Italian, or Russian – Placement exams are not required, though for students who have background in French or German, the placement exam is strongly recommended to ensure success in UCI courses.  Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
    • Greek and Latin – You must contact Professor Cynthia Claxton to discuss placement if you have any experience in Latin or Greek.
    • Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Vietnamese – You must complete a language background questionnaire and contact the Humanities Language Learning Program to discuss placement regardless of your background in the language.

    Review Campus, School, and Major Requirements: The 2017-2018 UCI General Catalogue will be available online in early July.  The Catalogue contains valuable information about UCI, your academic field, and UCI's policies and regulations.  You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies contained in the Catalogue.

    View the New Student Handbook: This website is a great introduction to UCI and will help ensure that you complete everything required of new students.

    Check Your UCI Email: You will be notified when your UCI email account is available.  Be sure to check it regularly throughout the summer for important messages.  If you have any questions about your account, please visit the Office of Information Technology (OIT) website.

    Check the UCI MyAdmission Site: Be sure to check this site regularly for Admissions updates.

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

    • July 1, 2017 – Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
    • July 15, 2017 – Deadline to submit the Transfer Advising Survey and unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study.
    • July 15, 2017 – Deadline to submit official test scores to the Office of Admissions.
    • September 15, 2017 – Deadline to pay fees.  Fees must be paid to the Cashier's Office by September 15, 2016 to retain your seats in classes (postmarks do not apply).  Review your ZOT Account Online in late August.
    • September 25-September 27, 2017 - Welcome Week.  The campus offers a broad range of activities for new students.  On Monday, September 25, there will be a mandatory New Student Convocation and Information Session held at 9:00am in the Bren Events Center.  From there, you will be escorted to the Humanities Transfer Welcome.  Additional Welcome Week activities will be announced at both events.
    • September 28, 2017 - The first day of classes.  Note this is a Thursday.

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TRANSFER ADVISING SESSION DATES

All Advising Sessions are scheduled from 9:30am-1:30pm. Please choose from the following orientation dates:

SESSION 1
Thursday, July 20
All Humanities Majors Welcome
SESSION 2
Tuesday, July 25
All Humanities Majors Welcome
SESSION 3
Tuesday, August 1
English Majors Only
SESSION 4
Thursday, August 3
Film & Media Studies Majors Only
SESSION 5
Monday, August 7
English and F&MS Majors Only
SESSION 6
Friday, August 11
All Humanities Majors Welcome
SESSION 7
Tuesday, August 15
History and Philosophy Majors Only
SESSION 8
Thursday, August 17
All Humanities Majors Welcome
SESSION 9
Monday, August 21
All Humanities Majors Welcome
SESSION 10
Thursday August 24
All Humanities Majors Welcome

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