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 gradengr@uci.edu.

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 gradengr@uci.edu 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 (http://www.counseling.uci.edu/) directly