LS Advising

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

 

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. 

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 deadline sheet (PDF)

L&S Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to the College of Letters & Science!

The Office of Undergraduate Advising can help you make sure all degree requirements are complete, your academic plan is balanced and manageable, and you explore enrichment opportunities. To help with your transition to Berkeley, it is important that you follow this checklist.

Checklist:

1. Review the Planning section of our site.  This describes what it takes to graduate and how to plan your studies to make the most of your experience at Berkeley.

Reading & Composition Requirement

Satisfying Reading and Composition By Exam

Exam

Score

Satisfies

Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition 4 Part A
Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition 5 Parts A & B
Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition 4 or 5 Part A

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.

Save Your Semester Workshop

Having a hard semester? Grades and perfomance not what you hoped for?

Save your Semester workshops are designed to help you navigate the options and resources still available to you around the midpoint of the semester. The workshops will focus on College policies such as grading option changes (P/NP), exceptional change petitions, incomplete grades, and withdrawal. Campus resources will also be discussed. This Workshop is open to all students, not just those on academic probation.

Major Madness

7 Steps to Choosing a Major Workshop

Choosing a major is a skill and we will teach you how! Below find a list of upcoming workshops to assist you in choosing your major at Cal.  

Upcoming dates for workshops will be posted as rooms are reserved.

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.

Seven-Course Breadth Requirement

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

Quantitative Reasoning

Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with an Exam

Exam

Minimum Score Required to Satisfy Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Math Section on exams administered January 2016 and PRIOR 600
SAT Math Section on exams administered March 2016 and BEYOND 620
SAT Subject Test, Math Level 2 520
ACT - Math Portion 28
Advanced Placement Exams in Calculus AB or BC