The Dean of Undergraduate Students Office fosters the academic and personal growth of undergraduate students through counseling and support. Students are encouraged to come see one of the Associate Deans about any matter, large or small. We are available to discuss academic concerns, personal well-being, community issues, or plans after Caltech. We work closely with faculty and other student affairs staff to help students overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
From admission to graduation, and all of the milestones in-between, our mission is to support and to promote the personal and academic development of all graduate students. Through administration of the graduate program, we work closely with faculty and staff within the various options to monitor academic progress, advise students with diverse needs, and administer a wide range of financial support for graduate students including emergency funds, parent support funds, dependent health care reimbursements, and external and internal fellowships.
The Office of the Registrar develops, maintains, and protects the registration and academic records for the Institute. The Registrar's Office is responsible for the administrative and operational activities surrounding undergraduate and graduate student registration, academic records, commencement, and some reporting. The Registrar's Office acts as the Institute custodian of record for all student-related academic information.
The Undergraduate Deans' office along with the Center for Teaching Learning and Outreach hires Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) who have done well in courses that may be challenging, especially the core. If you need assistance in your courses, please sign up for the Find a PAC course on Canvas.
Occupational Therapy Services teaches students skills and strategies to improve their routines and habits. Services are available to all eligible enrolled Caltech students and are not dependent on enrollment in any insurance plan.
Each first-year student is assigned a first-year advisor, a faculty member who advises a small group of first-year students.
We offer several study abroad programs that Caltech students may participate in for one term during their junior or senior year. The Caltech Scholars study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to study science and engineering and receive Caltech option or general credit. Some programs allow students to study subjects in the humanities or social sciences. A general description of these programs is available on this website and more specific information is available from our office.