LS Advising

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.

Unit Ceiling

Semesters are defined as fall and spring terms (quarters or semesters). Summer terms are not counted.

Silvia Guzman

Intake Adviser


Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
February 2016


What is your approach to advising?
Actively listening to concerns and provide students with options that best addresses their own situation.


Education:
B.A. in History, minor in International Studies, University of the Pacific, Stockton. Go Tigers!

New eight-day Golden Bear Orientation starts Tuesday

August 9, 2017

Two years in the making, an ambitious program to introduce all 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley launches next Tuesday, Aug. 15. Golden Bear Orientation — eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming — is expected to be the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university, in terms of the number of students participating.

Golden Bear Orientation Welcomes New Bears to Berkeley

August 15, 2017

Supported in part by the College of Letters & Science Advisory Board and College Leadership Fund donors, an ambitious program to introduce all 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley launches Tuesday, Aug. 15. Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) — eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming — is expected to be the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university, in terms of the number of students participating.

Withdrawal

Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfers

Freshmen:
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.

Freshmen & Transfers:
Withdrawing or Cancelling your registration prior to the first day of instruction will result in a cancellation of your admission to Berkeley.   If you wish to return at a later date, you would be subject to the application and selection process again.  

Minors

Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. For a list of L&S minors, refer to the Berkeley Academic Guide or visit the appropriate academic department.

Requirements vary by minor. For more information, consult with the undergraduate major adviser (UMA) in the department offering the minor.

High-Demand Majors

These majors have restrictions on who can declare them. If you pursue a high-demand major, be sure to fulfill the pre-requisites for a non-restricted alternative as well in case you are not admitted into your first choice.

Undergraduate Advising Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Letters & Science Office of Undergraduate Advising is to:

  • Encourage intellectual curiosity, and stimulate academic and career exploration,
  • Promote the benefits and value of a liberal arts education,
  • Foster student development and success, and
  • Promote timely progress towards graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes