Graduate and Professional Studies ZotChat

Welcome to Graduate and Professional Studies ZotChat!

ZotChat Guidelines:

To meet and address our students’ needs, we are happy to introduce ZotChat, an online live chat between you and the GPS Staff! We are here to answer general advising-related questions any time that the “Advisor Available Now!” button is active. If you need to reach us when the “Advisor Offline” button is showing, you can email

Please note: ZotChat is intended for quick questions only. If you need specific or detailed advising with GPS Staff, you should request an appointment via Zoom by emailing or scheduling one through the UCI appointment system.

What are some questions I can ask on ZotChat?

  • Academic Planning
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Forms & Deadlines
  • Ph.D. Milestones and Policies
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Resources

What are the questions that are best served during an appointment?

  • Academic Conditional Status
  • Advisor Issues
  • Financial Support
  • Personal Matters – although it is best if students in need of well-being services contact the UCI Counseling Center ( directly