Academic advisors in the three colleges (College of Creative Studies , College of Engineering , and College of Letters and Science) help students select courses and make decisions related to their major. Advisors and other resources enhance students' academic experiences while helping students to complete their degrees in a timely manner.

In addition to advisors in the colleges, UCSB also offers professional and peer advising in departments. Departmental advising provides a wealth of information and guidance to students regarding major and course selection, degree completion, internships and jobs.