LS Advising

Earlier Add/Drop Deadline to Begin Fall 2018

May 18, 2018

Effective Fall 2018, the deadline for all undergraduate students to add and drop classes will move to Wednesday of week four of the semester. 

The Fall 2018 deadline to add and drop classes will be Wednesday, September 12 at 11:59PM. 

This deadline applies to all courses not on the Early Drop Deadline list.

Course Load Limits

In general, a standard course load is 15 units of course work per semester. L&S requires all students to take 13 units minimum each semester, except in cases where the dean has approved a course load with fewer units.  Be aware of Deadlines Dates for Class Schedule Changes that apply only to regular fall and spring semesters.

Forms and Petitions - L&S Undergraduate Advising

Forms are in PDF format and may be downloaded to your computer for reviewing and printing. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF viewer installed.

Statement of Student Responsibility

You and the University share responsibility for your education. Our most successful students recognize the responsibility they must assume for their own progress. At UC Berkeley, you have the freedom to make independent decisions about your academic career. With this freedom comes the need to be responsible not only about your academics, but also about the administrative duties you need to complete in order to graduate.

Anthea Yugawa

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in

August 2018

What is your approach to advising?

Amy Azuma

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
July 2018

B.A. in English, UC Berkeley, 2002
M.A. in International Education, SIT Graduate Institute, 2009

What advice do you have for L&S students in general?


How to Plan Ahead for your EGT

Before you enroll in classes at Berkeley for your EGT semester, it is essential that you check to make sure that classes you have chosen will satisfy any remaining degree requirements.

Karina Fong-Hirschfelder, Peer Adviser

Year and Major: Third, Linguistics major (Music and Applied Languages Studies minor)

About Me: Hello! My name is Karina and I am a junior majoring in Linguistics. I'm from the Silicon Valley, though I was born in Switzerland and moved here when I was 6 years old. In my free time I love to bake, and I teach the Intro to Baking DeCal! I play the flute, as well as the piccolo in Cal Band. This is my second year as a Peer Adviser.

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Lindah Kinya Muturi, Peer Adviser

Year and Major: 3rd and Economics and Global Studies

About Me: Hey! I'm Kinya from Kenya. I'm a second year hoping to double major in Economics and Global Studies. I'd like to get into the financial world and eventually move to working for the Ministry of Finance back in Kenya. I believe that college should be a wholesome experience - learning about yourself, making steps to better yourself and meeting and working with new people is what it is about. I'm excited to help y'all get the best of this experience!