LS Advising

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 Advising Launches New Premed/Pre-health Advising Services

February 28, 2018

L&S Premed Advising Drop-in Wednesdays

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 pm throughout the year, there is now limited premed/pre-health drop-in advising appointments available to students on a first-come, first-served basis at 206 Evans Hall and and 156 Dwinelle Hall.

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.

Seven-Course Breadth Requirement

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

Enrichment - L&S Undergraduate Advising

Academic enrichment opportunities serve students at every stage of their undergraduate careers. Below is a sample of enrichment opportunities used by L&S students.

Big Ideas@Berkeley

Berkeley Connect

Cal in the Capital

GPA Calculator

Our GPA calculator is currently offline.

Until we have it live again, try using the GPA Calculator hosted by Cal's Residential Life. 


Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfers


If you are a newly admitted freshman, and need to postpone your enrollment at Berkeley, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to discuss deferral.

Incomplete Grades

A grade of Incomplete (noted "I" on the transcript) may be assigned when a student has completed and passed a majority of the work required for a course but, for reasons beyond the student's control, cannot complete the entire course. Incomplete grades are contingent upon instructor approval, and instructors are under no obligation to grant them. In cases where an instructor agrees to assign an I grade, it is important to arrive at an agreement about exactly what is required in order to finish the course and what percentage of the grade will be based on the remaining work.

Lauren Ash

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising

October 2018


B.A. in Sociology, San Francisco State University, 2014

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Anna Sanderson

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising 

September 2018


BS in Mathematical Sciences from UC Santa Barbara (2018)

UCEAP at University College Utrecht, the Netherlands (Spring 2017)

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