Academic Counselor

Enrollment

Change of Major

Resources

Additional Questions?


Academic Counselor

How do I schedule an appointment to meet with an academic counselor?

Physical Sciences Student Affairs counselors advise undergraduate students in Chemistry. In addition, the office is available for non-majors who need assistance with issues involving service and General Education courses in the Physical Sciences. Students are able to see any available counselor or peer advisor (by appointment or on a walk-in basis), see the Physical Sciences Student Affairs Office website for details.

If you have a specific question about a Chemistry course please email undergrad@chem.uci.edu

Enrollment

How do I satisfy the Chem 1A prerequisite?

Please see details on the UCI Academic Testing Center Website: http://www.testingcenter.uci.edu/chemistry.html

I want to add a course but it is after the 2nd week deadline.  Can I still add the course?

You may submit an online enrollment exception request to add the course.  Please note that you may be asked to provide verification from the instructor that you have been attending the course.  Changes after the deadline are never guaranteed.

I want to drop a course but it is after the 2nd week deadline.  Can I still drop the course?

You may submit an online enrollment exception request to drop the course.  Please note that approval to drop the course is not guaranteed.  All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Can I receive a refund for a Chemistry laboratory if I dropped after week 1?

No, Chemistry laboratory fees are non-refundable. If you are enrolled in a Chemistry Laboratory class after week 1 you will be charged a lab fee and are responsible for paying the fee. 

Change of Major

How do I change my major to chemistry?

Please see details here: https://ps.uci.edu/stuaff/current/resources/change-of-major

Resources

Does Chemistry offer tutoring?

Yes, Chemistry offers free tutoring in General and Organic Chemistry. Please see website for details: https://www.chem.uci.edu/undergrad/tutors

How can I access ChemDraw?

UCI students, faculty, and staff may download ChemDraw through the following link: https://www.chem.uci.edu/~chemoffice/

UCI eTech fees pay for undergraduate student use.  Graduate students, faculty, and staff may download the program without any direct charge.  Their academic unit will be accessed a per person fee, which is currently $15.  (Calculated based on the percentage of total individuals using the program.)

Additional Questions?

Please email the Chemistry Undergraduate Program Office at undergrad@chem.uci.edu