Advising Appointments

If you would like more information about our 21 supported scholarships or Pre-Application requirements, you may schedule an Advising Appointment or book a 30-minute consultation appointment with a Student Advisor.

  • New students who have not yet submitted a Pre-Application will meet with an SOP Student Advisor.
  • Please note that advising with a Student Advisor is optional and not required if you want to begin the Pre-Application process.
  • You may find that the answer to your question is already posted to our Frequently Asked Questions page. ​

While Summer 2020 Quarter remote learning is in effect, all advising appointments will be held via Zoom videoconference or phone. 

I. Prepare for your Appointment

  • Before booking an appointment with the SOP staff, please make sure you have completed the Prospective Recipient Information Form.

    • Filling out this form includes adding your unofficial transcript(s) and a resume, so that the advising appointment can hone in on scholarships specific to you.
    • If you are unable to submit the unofficial transcript(s) and resume via the form, please email them to

II. Book a One-on-One Advising Appointment (Year-Round)

  • Use the Appointments system to book a one-hour advising appointment

    • If you would like to have a Zoom videoconference, include "Zoom" in the Reason box. At least one hour prior to your selected meeting time, your Student Advisor will email you a confirmation message, including the link to your scheduled Zoom meeting.
    • If you would prefer a phone appointment, enter your phone number and check the "Phone appointment" box. 

    • You may also use this system to cancel or change your appointment time. 

    • Appointments are typically offered during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, excluding campus holidays).

    • Appointments are approximately 2 to 4 days in the future to allow staff time to carefully review your submission.

    • If you are unable to locate an appointment time that meets your needs, please email with "SOP – Advising Appointments Request" in the subject line for further assistance.

III. Initial Consultation with Student Advisor

  • For Fall Quarter 2021: 
    • To meet with a Student Advisor who can answer initial questions about SOP-PREP, advising, scholarships, or other SOP services, please book a 30-minute consultation appointment. Until further notice, all appointments will be held in-person, via Zoom, or by phone per students’ request.
    • If you have quick inquiries, please email
  • For the remainder of Spring Quarter and Summer Session, advising is only available through scheduled appointments. Instructions for booking an appointment are available on this page. If you have any questions regarding our services, please find our contact at the bottom of this page. 

Note: Appointments are typically not offered during Welcome Week, Finals Week, or school breaks.

Explorer's 11

Traiblazer's 10

Pre-Application Deadline: October 25, 2021 Noon

Pre-Application Deadline: November 8, 2021 Noon

Pre-Application Deadline: April 12, 2022 Noon

*For China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong passport holders, Pre-App Deadline: March 9, 2020, Noon.

Once you have sent in a Pre-Application, within 48 hours you will receive a confirmation email with information regarding how to enroll in our online Canvas course. Your enrollment in the Canvas course is your next official step for the SOP application and advising process.