IMPORTANT: Due to staffing changes, virtual undergraduate advising will be available through the Virtual Advising Center and appointments ONLY. Our business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-12:00 pm PST and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm PST (excluding weekends and holidays).

Contact Us

  1. Prospective UCSD Students:

    dscstudent@ucsd.edu

  2. Continuing UCSD Students:

Students are strongly encouraged to connect with the DSC department through the Virtual Advising Center for all academic inquiries. The DSC Student Affairs team will respond to student inquiries in the VAC within 1-3 business days.

Students can access the Virtual Advising Center through TritonLink or by directly by clicking the VAC Button at the top of this page. To reach the DSC Undergraduate Advising Office directly, choose “Data Science” from the drop-down menu under “Direct To.” Choose “Notify Via Text Message” to ensure you see the VAC response as soon as a DSC Advisor has responded.

Students can refer to the VAC after advising appointments for a summary of the meeting and access any discussed links. Please note that we do not provide long-term planning through the VAC.

Academic advising appointments are available in 30-minute increments. Common appointment topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Long-term planning (more than 2 quarters)
    • Long-term planning is only available to current DSC majors/minors
  • Assistance preparing/submitting academic forms (e.g., double major petitions, academic planning forms, financial aid appeals, etc.)
  • Discussions of academic difficulty or other challenges

Students should schedule appointments no later than 48 hours in advance. Please send the following information through the Virtual Advising Center:

  • Preferred name
  • Preferred date and time based on available business hours
  • Alternative date and time based on available business hours
  • Detailed explanation of appointment reason

If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.

Students not currently attending UC San Diego can contact the DSC department with questions at dscstudent@ucsd.edu.

Current students should submit all academic inquiries through the Virtual Advising Center. However, current students can submit academic forms to dscstudent@ucsd.edu. We also email current students regarding internship and research opportunities along with program announcements, so please make sure the email is set up to filter into your inbox and not to your junk or spam folders.

Please note: Academic inquiries sent to dscstudent@ucsd.edu will be redirected to the VAC. We will not address duplicate messages sent to both the VAC and the DSC student email.

Students not currently attending UC San Diego can contact the DSC Undergraduate department with questions at (858) 534-0198.

Current students should submit all academic inquiries through the Virtual Advising Center. Please note that students who call with academic inquiries will be redirected to the VAC. The DSC Undergraduate Student Affairs team is not in-office on all business days and may miss your call. If you leave a voicemail, please include your full name, PID (if applicable), (UCSD) email, and preferred contact times so we can follow up with you accordingly.

Staff

In order to provide the tools and resources needed to achieve academic, professional, and personal development goals, the Data Science program has a committed staff available to support students and their needs. At this time, our staff includes the following individuals:

Mona Gutierrez

Academic Advisor

Undergrad Advisor

Academic Advisor