Resources for International Students

We Are Here to Help!

Throughout your entire academic career at UC Davis you will be meeting with your International Academic Advisors. Whether you are a new freshman, transfer student or continuing international student, we are here to help you graduate and attain any goals beyond your degree.

International Academic Advisors

  • Letia Graening, Assistant Director of International Academic Advising 
  • Katherine (Kate) Bozdech, International Academic Advisor
  • John Clift, International Academic Advisor
  • Holly Hatfield Rogai, International Academic Advisor
  • Sarah Mooney,  International Academic Advisor

Your International Academic Advisors Can Assist You With:

  • Degree and General Education requirements
  • Course planning for your first year
  • How to Change Majors
  • Academic policies, regulations and petitions
  • Options if you are having academic difficulty
  • Advising holds that prevent course registration
  • How the University grading system works and American classroom expectations
  • Transfer credit for Out-of-State courses, IB credit, A-level exams, etc.
  • Resources on campus and any questions about academics at UC Davis

Your First Quarter


Information for Incoming Students

We are eager to help you get started with your first quarter at UC Davis. Please review the resources below to help you learn about requirements, select courses, and find resources - 

Satisfying the Entry-Level Writing Requirement

Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students

    Mandatory Advising Requirement - Fall 2018

    Transfer Students

    International Transfer students in the College of Letters and Science are required to meet with their major advisor to create an academic plan and an International Academic Advisor in the Undergraduate Education and Advising Office during their first Fall quarter. You will receive an email information from your assigned academic advisor with the complete steps for fulfilling mandatory advising in Fall.  

    Freshman Students

    International students starting as high school admits to the College of Letters and Science are required to attend a group advising session during their first quarter. You will receive an email invitation from with instruction for how to register for an in-person group advising session. 

    Academic Advising Appointments

    We are available for individual appointments and drop-in advising appointments throughout the entire year. Appointments can be scheduled online: (If you are a new student and fall quarter has not started you will need to call our office to schedule an appointment: 530-752-0392). Drop-in appointments are available daily on a first-come, first-serve basis. Daily hours and our location can be found on our Mandatory Advising page.

    For additional information and resources, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions by International Students page.


    Did you participate in our Webinar for incoming 2018 International Freshman?  Find our presentation here: