College Nine Academic Advising

Welcome to College Nine Advising! 

The Colleges Nine and Ten Advising and Admin office serves at the front desk for the entire college and for advising!  The front desk is open M-F from 8am-5pm.  The support staff, Peer Advisers, and staff advisers work collaboratively to serve the advising needs of our students.  

Students will visit the front desk to pick up paychecks, address mailroom issues, pick up quarterly student ID sticker, drop off forms, meet with a peer adviser for quick questions, or sign in at the front desk for advising.

Contact Info:
  • Location: Social Sciences 1, Room 217
  • Phone: (831) 459-5034
  • Fax: (831) 459-3189
  • Email: (include your student ID)
  • Address: College Nine Advising, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
  • Visit us on Facebook and Instagram

Advising is available at College Nine in many ways:

  • Peer Advising: Peer Advisers are well-trained and compassionate student leaders whose job is to help and support you!  They are available at the front desk Monday - Friday to assist students with essential advising questions. Staff advisers often rely on Peer Advisers for their first-hand knowledge about enrollment navigation, selecting classes, and their personal experience.  Peer Advisers are wonderful resources for graduation/GE checks, heping with enrollment, understanding next steps with a form, or identifying resources on campus!  Peer Advisers also help students schedule appointments with advisers. 
  • Email Advising: Advising inquiries or forms that require our signature can also be emailed to An advising staff member will respond within 2-3 business days (sometimes more during our busiest times in the quarter). Please include your name and student identification number in ALL email correspondence.
  • Drop-in Advising: Drop-in advising meetings are brief 10-15 minute meetings for quick questions such as graduation checks, scheduling questions, signatures on forms, talking about your experience, checking in. 
  • Appointments are 30 minute meetings regarding: readmission, academic standing, petitions or exceptions, etc. To make an appointment or for questions about advising contact the front office at (831) 459-5034 or schedule online using Slug Success.

Follow the link below to make an appointment using Slug Success:

 Maximize your advising experience:

  •  Review your student portal including your Academic Advisement Report and Student Advising Summary.
  • Bring a list of questions to help guide your meeting.
  • Try researching the information online!
  • Meet with your major or minor adviser for any questions about those requirements.
  • Follow up with your advisers recommendations to utilize other campus resources as needed.

Please use our Advising Calendar to view our Peer Advising, drop-in, and appointment hours!