LS Advising


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.

Philaine Seher

Assistant Director

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2011

What is your approach to advising?
I seek to provide students information and tools necessary to make decisions, thereby empowering them to pursue their dreams.

MS Counseling, San Francisco State University, 2011
BA English, UC Berkeley, 2007

Mar 23, 2018: Deadline for changing grading option

February 22, 2018

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 is the deadline to change grading options from letter grade to P/NP or from P/NP to letter grade. 

Please review the Passed/Not Passed page.

- Office of Undergraduate Advising

Advisers of Color (UC) research sources

Tara Young, College Adviser conducted the second UC-wide convenience-sample survey on advisors of color in Feb 2017.  

Its 2 goals:  a) do advisers of color help the retention of students​/improve the student experience?, and b) to understand any distinctions about advisers of color. The first survey was conducted in Jan 2016.  


Christina Teller

Assistant Director

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2014

B.A. Psychology, UCLA
M.A. Education, UC Berkeley
Ed.D. Organization & Leadership, University of San Francisco

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.



Change of College workshops
Learn about the criteria and procedures for Change of College into L&S. Workshops begin on time - no late admittance.

L&S Undergraduate Advising Site Index

This A-Z index includes links related to advising and L&S undergraduates.


The honors notation on the transcript is the University's way to denote the highest level of academic achievement for its best students. To maintain this standard, no exceptions can be made to any honors policy.

Distinction in General Scholarship at Graduation

Honors for overall achievement at Berkeley are noted on the transcript and diploma as Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction (roughly equivalent to cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude).

Statement of Student Responsibility

You and the University share responsibility for your education. Our most successful students recognize the responsibility they must assume for their own progress. At UC Berkeley, you have the freedom to make independent decisions about your academic career. With this freedom comes the need to be responsible not only about your academics, but also about the administrative duties you need to complete in order to graduate.

Changing Majors

While it is possible under certain circumstances to change majors, it is always important to consider such a move carefully, keeping in mind that undertaking a new major program late in your college career will usually involve considerable additional time and effort.