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.
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.
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.
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.
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.