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Academic Advising Information

Our Cognitive Science Undergraduate advisors are happy to answer your questions about courses, major or minor planning, or Cognitive Science in general.

In-Person Advising

Effective starting Monday, March 16th, 2020 Cognitive Science Academic Advising will be switching to all online advising until otherwise notified.

In-person advising is not available at the moment.

Virtual Advising

Current Students:

To comply with CDC recommendations in response to COVID-19 and to support campus health, the Department of Cognitive Science will be offering the following methods of distance advising:

  • Virtual Advising Center (VAC) on TritonLink
  • Join the Zoom Walk-In Advising waiting rooms at the following links: Zoom Room 1Zoom Room 2
    • Links will only be valid while Walk-Ins are available.
    • Please see the Calendar below for available hours. (Hours are subjected to change and will be reflected on the Calendar.)



UC San Diego Students should be sending academic advising questions through the VAC, not through email.

If you are a UC San Diego Student using to submit forms or otherwise, please email from your UCSD email account and include your PID in the email itself.


Petition Form

To file a petition with the Cognitive Science department, please fill out the online undergraduate petition form, using your UCSD email address. The department receives your petition form automatically once it has been completed. Petitions can take up to 8 weeks* to be reviewed by our faculty comittee, and we will notify you of the decision on the VAC. Approval is not guaranteed.

*Petitions submitted after Week 7 of Spring 2020 will not be reviewed until Fall 2020; we do not have a faculty committee to review petitions over the summer.


COGS Course Pre-Authorization, Prerequisite Waiving, and Special Studies Requests

All COGS course pre-authorizations, prerequisite override, and special studies requests must be made through the UC San Diego Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).