The School of Natural Sciences' advising staff is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that promotes success. We are committed to quality academic advising in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive. Our programs and services are designed to help students develop decision making skills that will empower them to take full advantage of their educational experience.

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Restricted Repeats for Fall 2017

Due to the high demand and limited availability of CHEM 2, repeat authorizations will not be approved for continuing students until after the new students have the opportunity to register for courses.  This is to ensure that qualified new students have the opportunity to take the course in the fall.  We highly advise that you consider repeating this course during Summer 2017.

In order to have your repeat for the desired course approved for Fall 2017, please complete the form at http://ns-advising.ucmerced.edu/form/restricted-repeats to be included on the list of students who need to repeat CHEM 2.  Please note that submitting your request does not guarantee a seat in the requested course.

BIO 175 Enrollment

In order to enroll in BIO 175 with having PSY 10 completed, please complete the web form at http://ns-advising.ucmerced.edu/form/bio-175-prerequisite-override to obtain an override to enroll.


  1. Promote appropriate progress to degree for native and transfer students   
  2. Provide students with advising resources and materials that are accurate, current, and understandable, using delivery formats that respond to student needs
  3. Provide interactive advising in formats that meet student preferences and needs in timely and effective ways     
  4. Provide advising that is tailored to the distinctive needs of specific student populations, and reflects the unique environment of a research university 
  5. Facilitate student learning and self-advocacy in relation to reaching academic goals and career plans  
  6. Support implementation of faculty approved curriculum changes for courses and academic programs