LS Advising

Events & Programs

Events & Programs 

Major Exploration

Seven Steps to Choose a Major

For a self-directed approach that allows you to take action now, this one-hour workshop is well worth your time. You'll leave with an individualized action plan that will help you strategically research and test out potential majors that match your interests, strengths, and goals.

Golden Bear Advising 2019 Webinars

We're excited to announce the upcoming webinar series offered by the College of Letters & Science. Webinars are online workshops that allow you to get information about a topic from experts. Students are able to chat in questions during the webinar, though we suggest listening first to see if your questions are answered. While it is not mandatory, you should plan to attend at least one webinar. 


Students who do not meet the terms of academic probation may be dismissed from the College. This is not necessarily the end of a student's academic career at UC Berkeley. Many strong students have been dismissed and have been able to return and graduate from Berkeley. In order to resume studies at Berkeley, students will need to be readmitted by the Deans' Conference.

Academic Probation

Academic probation is a serious matter. Students who do not clear academic probation by the end of the next semester (fall or spring) of enrollment will be subject to dismissal by the College of Letters & Science. It is very important for students to meet with a College Adviser to understand their academic status and make sure they are aware of the steps they should take to return to good academic standing.

L&S Deadline Dates

Many calendars and deadlines govern university life, such as the Office of the Registrar's Academic Calendar. Mark these L&S dates as part of your student responsibility to know deadlines.  You can also review Events & Programs for workshop information. 

Fall 2019

September 6th: 2nd Week

Deadline to drop Early Drop Deadline (EDD) courses.

Passed/Not Passed Grades

The Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) grading option was designed to encourage students to explore new academic areas or take challenging, far-ranging courses without undue concern about grades. Passed grades require a level of performance at least equal to a letter grade of C-. Neither P nor NP grades affect the UC grade point average. 

Transfer Coursework

General Guidelines

In many cases, it is possible to satisfy unit or course curriculum requirements with course work from other educational institutions. Be sure to check with the office responsible for the requirement to seek transfer credit approval before enrolling elsewhere. Additional general information on transfer credit is available on the Office of the Registrar website. 


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.

Joanna Morales

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in May 2019


B.A., American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

M.A., Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of San Francisco, 2017

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