LS Advising

Choosing a Major

Although University, College, and Berkeley campus requirements are essential components of the degree, your major program will be the central focus of the work you do for your Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Letters & Science. Students in a major program become familiar with the intellectual boundaries of a particular discipline, study particular aspects of that discipline in depth, and develop competence in the fundamental skills and methodologies related to it.

Readmission

Guidelines for Applying for Readmission After an Absence

To resume your studies in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) after withdrawing or after being absent for one or more semesters, you must submit an Application for Readmission. The College does not allow students to earn a second Bachelor's degree.

Change of College into L&S

Interested in a change of college to Letters & Science?  Please attend a workshop if you have questions. Plan to arrive on time for the workshops as there is no late admittance. The workshop schedule can be found on the advising calendar. Upcoming workshops are listed in the table below.

Note: Advising appointments are no longer required prior to submitting your Change of College petition.

L&S Mentors Program Underway

September 6, 2018
Letters & Science Ph.D. graduate students are now serving as mentors to undergrads by offering workshops and office hours. Visit https://lsmentors.wixsite.com/home to view more information about upcoming workshops and mentors' office hours.

Advising Calendar

Many calendars and deadlines govern university life, such as L&S Deadline Dates. Our Google calender (right) lists our advising programs which can support academic success at Berkeley.

Programs 

Change of College workshops
Learn about the criteria and procedures for Change of College into L&S

Choosing A Major

Dismissal

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 Advising Calendar for workshop information. 

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.