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Academic Support Services



Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) offers group tutorials, drop-in help sessions, learning skills workshops, writing labs, and tutoring services all included in student fees.


Career advisors are available daily to meet with students about jobs, picking a major, finding an internship and more. Career Services provides students with many job search preparation services, including interviewing skills, networking, and resume and cover letter assistance. Students can also visit the Career Resource Library to take a career assessment test which will help them identify their interests and match them to possible majors and potential career paths. Employers often come to campus to conduct interviews in an environment that is convenient and comfortable for students.


Licensed psychologists and stress peer advisors provide students with one-to-one personal and confidential support at Counseling Services. Additionally, group sessions on different topics are frequently offered and students can relax for a while in the "Egg Chair," which has become a student-celebrated part of campus.


Disabled Students Program (DSP) staff members assist permanently and temporarily disabled students in their success at UC Santa Barbara. DSP serves as the liaison regarding issues and regulations related to students with disabilities. Students are responsible for making DSP aware of their disabilities and for providing appropriate documentation. Services provided by DSP are all free of charge.


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) encourages student involvement on campus and a sense of community and empowerment among students. The program provides academic support services, social programming, cultural centers, and staff mentoring to students at UCSB through graduation majority of participants are first-generation and/or low-income students; however, EOP is open to all UCSB students.


The College of Letters & Science and the College of Engineering both offer an honors program. Honors Program students experience a smaller community atmosphere within the larger university setting. There are many benefits to students participating in the honors programs, including increased contact with faculty, graduate library privileges, and priority enrollment.


The Registrar's Office maintains students' academic and enrollment records. Additionally, GOLD (Gaucho Online Data) is housed in the Registrar's Office. GOLD, UCSB's Web system, is used by students to register for classes, view schedules, check grades, receive messages from administration, and order transcripts. If students need assistance with academic and enrollment record issues or the GOLD Web system, they should contact the Registrar's Office.