LS Advising

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.

Quantitative Reasoning

Satisfying Quantitative Reasoning with an 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


You are responsible for reviewing enrollment policies and ensuring the accuracy of your enrollments.  Review this page and the Berkeley Guide Academic Policies.  Your instructors, academic advisers, and the Office of the Registrar cannot enroll on your behalf.

Miracle Husband

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in March 2018

What is your approach to advising?

Love is my approach to advising.


B.A. Social Welfare at UC Berkeley

Master of Education at University of Vermont

Tim Cahill

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2017

What is your approach to advising?
I have a student-centered approach. I like to encourage students to take control of their education and find a plan that works for them. I offer support and guidance to help students realize their potential.

B.A.s in Comparative Religion & Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Masters of Library and Information Science

Leana Frankul, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): 4th year, MCB major

About Me: Hello there! I am a fourth year Molecular and Cell Biology major with a
minor in Arabic. I enjoy studying Biology, particularly physiology and how the body
responds to external stressors.

I know at times you are inundated with academic stresses, but peer advisors are
here to help make the navigation process less daunting! If you ever find yourself
thinking an academic predicament is unassailable, stop by and ask questions!
Looking forward to meeting you.

Hometown: San Diego

Elizabeth Collazo, Peer Adviser

Peer Adviser

Year and Major(s): Sociology Major Education Minor - 2018

About Me: I was born in El Salvador, but I lived in Puerto Rico until the age of nine.
When I was nine, my family and I moved to Bakersfield, CA. I am currently pursuing
a bachelor's degree in sociology and I hope to get a master in Counseling.

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Favorite Thing about Peer Advising: That I get to help students be better informed
about the options available to them (sometimes by giving them information that
they might not have been aware of).

Start Planning

The Liberal Arts

As an L&S student, you can explore the almost limitless possibilities of a liberal arts education. Dean Steven Botterill discusses the benefits of the liberal arts in this video. You will also be expected to meet high standards of student responsibility essential for success at Berkeley.

After attending orientation, meet an L&S College Adviser who can provide assistance in forming a program plan that will help you get the most out of your education.

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