Counseling Support

What are the different Primary Counseling Units?

There are four principal advising units administered by the UCLA College:

– Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Counseling

         – AAP Counseling Unit hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Mon.-Fri.

         – AAP Counselors are available for scheduled in-advance or same-day appointments. Please Call (310) 825-1481 or drop by the AAP Counseling Front Desk at 1205 Campbell Hall to schedule a time to meet with your AAP Professional Counselor or Peer Counselor.

– College Academic Counseling (CAC)

         – For urgent questions or to make an appointment, please come to A-316 Murphy Hall between 8:30-4:30pm Monday through Friday:

– Honors Programs

         – The office is open every weekday from 8:30am to 4:30pm throughout the academic term.To schedule your appointment, you may call (310) 825-1553 or visit our office at A-311 Murphy Hall.

– Student Athletics

How do I know what counseling units I’m assigned to?

You can find this information on MyUCLA. If you are still unsure, please email London at

What is the difference between my Departmental Counselor and my Primary Counseling Unit?

– Departmental Counselor: your resource for any topics related to your major, concerns about eligibility, upper-division coursework, and scheduled course offerings.

– Primary Counseling Unit: where you go to submit petitions and discuss academic probation/subject to dismissal status and ask general academic advising questions.

Who is my Departmental Counselor?

For a list of counselors go to

When do I see my major Departmental Counselor?

Any time! We suggest that you schedule an appointment with your departmental counselor during winter quarter of your first year.

What can I talk about during a counseling session?

Everything! Some popular topics include: course planning, enrollment, changing majors, adding/dropping, petitions, and topics related to academics.

I can’t make my appointment. What should I do?

It is crucial that you show up for all appointments you schedule with your counselor. If you miss an appointment it will go on your record and counselors will be less willing to meet with you in the future. If you cannot make an appointment be sure to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

What is a Degree Audit Report (DARS)?

A DARS is a summary of your UCLA coursework. It details what requirements you have to fulfill for your GEs and your major–noting in bold any requirements that you have yet to complete. You can access your DARS through MyUCLA by clicking on the Academics menu and going to “Degree Progress/Audit Report”.