Advising Services Offered by the College of Letters and Science

Quick Question Advising and Petition Drop-off

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is open to assist students asking quick questions, making appointments, and inquiring about or submitting petitions. Please see for updated hours.

Drop-In Advising: for Urgent Concerns

Drop-in advising is your best choice for urgent concerns and situations involving deadlines, when delay could cause additional problems. 15 minute sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in hours are offered in 206 Evans Hall and drop-in hours for first-year students (including transfers) are available in the residence halls.

Scheduled Appointments: for Planning or Complex Issues

If you do not need to be seen right away, you can make a scheduled appointment for a future date up to two weeks in advance. Appointments last 30 minutes and are available weekdays from 9-10 and 2-4. Scheduled appointments are for complex issues and long-term program planning, such as preparing for study abroad, readmission or choosing a major/double major. To schedule an appointment, call 510-642-1483 during info line hours or visit 206 Evans Hall.

Peer Advising

L&S Peer advisers are students who are trained to answer quick questions. Their blue peer carts are stationed in Upper Sproul Plaza (near Sather Gate) and in front of Moffit Library as much as possible. During the first week of classes and during Tele-BEARS, peer advisers can answer your questions in the lobby of Campbell Hall.

Drop-In Transfer Evaluations

Questions about how transfer credit applies to College requirements can be answered in person at the Office of Undergraduate Advising.

Quick Phone Assistance: (510) 642-1483

Current and returning UCB students may call the quick information and appointment phone line to better understand administrative options and procedures. (Students cannot get in-depth advising on the info line; for this, students will want a drop-in or pre-scheduled advising appointment.) The info line is exclusively for:

  • One or two quick questions requiring short, routine answers.
  • Questions that are general and do not require looking at a student's personal record.
  • Questions that can easily be answered with publications.

Quick Inquiries by E-mail:

Advisers try to answer questions from students within 72 business hours. Kpasa is exclusively for:
  • One, simple question (multiple or complex questions are only answered in person).
  • Questions that do not require advisers to look at a student's personal record (those questions can only be answered in person).


Admission to UC Berkeley Visit UC Berkeley Admissions:
Appointment Scheduling Call the quick information and appointment scheduling line: (510) 642-1483.
Changing into the College of Letters & Science Review the requirements at; find out when the next workshop is at
Classes, getting into Inquire with the department offering the class
Classes, in the Summer Visit UC Berkeley Summer Sessions:
Classes, through UC Extension Visit
DARS report Call (510) 642-7391 with questions on how to view or change it or visit
Dean's honor list See the list at:
Graduating: if you are on the degree list, want to be, or want to take yourself off it Call (510) 642-7391 with questions on how to do so or Fill out the forms in person or via Tele-BEARS.
Probation, academic progress or dismissal Visit, make an advising appointment or come by for drop-in advising.
Readmission Visit or make an advising appointment. For drop-in advising, visit our home page for updated hours.
Requirements, degree (breadth, foreign language, reading & composition...) E-mail for clarification, visit 206 Evans Hall to check how many you've satisfied, or learn more about them at
Requirements, major See your major's web site (majors directory:
Studying abroad and EAP See UC Berkeley Study Abroad:
Tele-BEARS See UC Berkeley Registrar:
Transcripts, community college, transfer, AP, or IB credit. See UC Berkeley Admissions:
Units: maximum allowed Visit
Urgent questions Visit 206 Evans Hall.

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