Student-Athlete Advising & Tutoring


Advising for student-athletes at UC San Diego is a 3-part system:


1. Major Department - Undergraduate students work with department academic advisors who are specialists in the major and minor requirements. They encourage and support you with information about strategies for utilizing resources and available services, such as academic enrichment; career, graduate, and professional school-planning; international education; and student research opportunities.

Department advisors work in close partnership with college academic advisors in guiding you to successful degree completion.  


2. College - Undergraduate students work with college academic advisors who are specialists in the general education requirements of their respective colleges.  Often your first point of contact, you'll meet with your college academic advisor to develop and discuss your overall academic objectives and all related requirements. College academic advisors serve as your primary resource from which appropriate referrals are made and followed, and are integral partners in your final degree certification.


Within each college, a specific academic advisor is designated as the Athletics Department Liaison. These individuals (listed below) are aware that student-athletes are required to meet NCAA Division II eligibility rules and work closely with the Athletics Department staff to advise student-athletes.  While it is not required you speak with the specific Athletics Advising Liaison, it is helpful for advising purposes if your question potentially involves NCAA issues (ie. conflicts with practice/competition, NCAA eligiblity questions).  


To see your college advisor, it is best to contact them through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with your question, or schedule an appointment.  


  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Gloria Aquino
  • Marshall: Emily Gonzales
  • Muir: Cathy Baez
  • Revelle: Jane Wehrle
  • Sixth: Jordie Duncan
  • Warren: Elaine Blankenship


3. NCAA Eligibility Advising - the Athletics Department provides advising to student-athletes specifically as it pertains to maintaining NCAA academic eligibility.  For a list of academic eligibilty rules as they apply to UC San Diego student-athletes, click here.  If you have questions about your NCAA eligibility, please contact the NCAA advisor assigned to your team as outlined below. Drop-in advising is available on the days/times listed below or by appointment. Please make sure to have reviewed your degree audit and put together a rough draft of a class schedule before making an appointment to discuss NCAA eligibility.

Katie McGann ( Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Women's Soccer

Mary Angell ( Cross Country, Fencing, Rowing, Men's Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, & Women's Water Polo

NCAA Advising is available on the following days/times:

  • Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.;  Fridays from 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • All other days/times by appointment only. No appointments on Mondays.

Student-Athlete Tutoring:

Tutoring is available for student-athletes in the following subject areas/courses:

  • Math 10 A,B,C
  • Math 20 A,B,C
  • Chemistry 6 A,B,C
  • Chemistry 40 A

The tutors will be available for the entire sessions listed below.  If you are unable to attend the offered dates and times below, please email Katie McGann, Associate Athletics Director ( Efforts will be made to try and find the student-athlete the help they need.

Fall 2018 Tutoring Schedule

Math - 10 & 20 series

  • Monday from 6-9 p.m. - Po
  • Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. - Po

Chemistry - 6 A-C & 40A

  • Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. - John
  • Thursday from 6-9 p.m. - John

Location:  All tutoring will be held in the Athletics Department Conference Room - 4th Floor of RIMAC in Athletics Department suite.

Description of Offerings:

-Math & Chemistry Tutoring: This is dedicated time for homework and drop-in questions in these specific subjects. A tutor with expertise in the specific subject area will be available during the entire session. Depending on the number of student-athletes who attend, one-on-one help may or may not be feasible in this setting.

Note: it is best to email the tutors ahead of time if you have specific areas that you need help with so they can be prepared when you come to tutoring hours.  

One evening of tutoring per subject may potentially be structured as 1-on-1, 30 minute appointment blocks.  For now hours are drop-in...stay tuned.

Additional On-Campus Resources:

For a comprehensive list of UCSD's tutoring resources and academic tips and tools, please visit the Student Academic Success page. Below are some of the more often asked about on-campus, free tutoring resources.

Teaching & Learning Commons - Offers drop-in math tutoring 5 days a week and houses the Writing + Critical Expression Hub which offers both appointment-based and drop-in help for writing.

The Math Department offers additional help with the Math 10 and Math 20 series through its Calculus Lab.

The Chemistry Department offers additional help with the Chemistry 6 series though its Chemistry Helproom.

The Physics Department offers additional help through its Physics Tutorial Center

OASIS (Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services) also offers tutorial services in various subject areas, particularly in the math and sciences. OASIS offers both workshops and Study Tables options.

  • Workshops are structured group learning study-sessions, which are led by a tutor that explains course concepts and encourage a collaborative learning environment. Each workshop session is 2 hours and meets once or twice a week. Attendance is mandatory. Most workshops are course specific and pace a particular professor or lecture. Students must apply during 10th week of the current quarter for workshops the following quarter.
  • Study Tables is tutoring that is available on a drop-in basis. Tutors are available to help explain concepts and answer questions at the available times and days posted. They will not do your homework. You do not need to sign up for Study Tables and may come in any time. However, you will need to sign in and out with a tutor.

Writing + Critical Expressions Hub: supports all writers on capus at any stage in the writing process. One-on-one appointments are available 6 days a week and drop-in assistance is available Monday-Thursday during specific hours. Check the schedule for complete days/times.