Mandatory Major Advising

All second and fourth year+ students in Statistics are required to fulfill a mandatory advising requirement.  A registration hold will be placed on your record but will be removed once you have met your mandatory advising requirement.  Below is additional information about the timeline for mandatory advising and how to fulfill your mandatory advising requirement. 

Fourth Year+ Students and 2nd Year+ Transfer Students

The goals of mandatory advising are to encourage students to engage in their educational experience, proactively check their remaining requirements, and learn more about how to become involved in the department and UC Davis as a whole.  As a student in senior standing, this is also the opportunity to discuss resources for your transition out of UC Davis and your goals for the future.  Please read the information below carefully and contact the statistics staff advisor Kim McMullen (stat-undergrad@ucdavis.edu) with any questions.   

Hold Timeline:   

During Fall Quarter, fourth year+ and second year+ transfer student majors will receive a hold which will prevent schedule adjustments starting after the Registration Freeze ends for Winter Quarter classes.  The hold will begin on December 15th. You must meet the Department’s Advising Requirement (see below) before December 15th to get your hold removed. 

Mandatory Advising Requirement: 

  • Review your MyDegree page.
  • AND complete at least one of the following:
    1. Attend a group advising workshop led by the Statistics Faculty Advisor (Professor Debashis Paul). 
    2. Meet with the statistics staff advisor (Kim McMullen) during their drop in advising office hours Mandatory advising meetings typically take 30-45 minutes, so please plan accordingly.  
    3. Meet with the statistics faculty advisor (Professor Debashis Paul).  The faculty advisor's office hours can be found on the advising webpage.  

Additional Information:  

  • We also encourage students in their fourth year to attend additional workshops on campus through programs like the Internship and Career Center, Center for Leadership Learning, Pre-Graduate Advising, etc.  Although these are not part of your mandatory advising requirement we expect that students use these resources to help in their transition out of UC Davis.  

Second Year Students and First Year Transfer Students

The goals of mandatory advising are to encourage students to engage in their educational experience, proactively check their remaining requirements, and learn more about how to become involved in the department and UC Davis as a whole.  This is also the opportunity to discuss your goals for your time at UC Davis.  Please read the information below carefully and e-mail stat-undergrad@ucdavis.edu with any questions.   

Hold Timeline:   

During Winter Quarter, all second year majors and first year transfer students will receive a hold which will prevent schedule adjustments starting after the Registration Freeze ends for Spring Quarter classesThe hold will begin on March 15th. You must meet the Department’s Advising Requirement (see below) between January 15th and March 15th to get your hold removed. 

Mandatory Advising Requirement: 

All second year students are required to complete one of the following in order to fulfill the mandatory advising requirement:

  1.  Meet with the statistics staff advisor (Kim McMullen) during their drop in advising hours.  The staff advisor's office hours can be found on the advising webpage

  2. Meet with the statistics peer advisor during their drop in advising hours.  The peer advisor's office hours can be found on the advising webpage.  

  3. Meet with the statistics faculty advisor (Professor Debashis Paul).  The faculty advisor's office hours can be found on the advising webpage.