LS Advising

L&S Newsletters

April 9, 2019

Every Fall and Spring semester, L&S Advising sends newsletters to undergraduates at the beginning and middle of the term. These newsletters will give you the deadline schedule for the semester (which you can import into your bCal), highlight upcoming events, and deliver critical announcements like policy changes. Checking out each issue will make sure you have the latest information and help you navigate advising. 

Check out archived newletters:

L&S Peer Advising

Peer Advising Hours 2018-2019 

AskLnS Peers is a program designed to provide drop-in advising for students in the College of Letters & Science. Peers offer advising at different locations around campus. In the evenings, you can find them in the residence halls during Fall and Spring semesters. There is no appointment required, so feel free to drop-in any time!

Peer Advisers

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. 

A downloadable Deadline Sheet for Fall is available here.

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.

Seven-Course Breadth Requirement

To satisfy Seven-Course Breadth at Berkeley follow these guidelines:


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.

Foreign Language

Satisfying Foreign Language with High School Coursework or Exam


Minimum Grade/Score Required to Satisfy Foreign Language

Completion of high school foreign language (other than English) through the third year of instruction Letter grade of C- or higher
SAT Subject Test, language other than English 590

Advanced Placement Exam in World Languages and Cultures:
   Chinese Language and Culture

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. 

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.