Golden Bear Advising

Golden Bear Advising covers campus academic resources and an introduction to your college and includes:

  • communication with your Academic Adviser
  • an overview of academic resources
  • graduation requirements
  • how to find and choose courses for your first semester and how to enroll
  • how to enroll using the CalCentral MyAcademics tab

You'll be invited through a task in CalCentral to complete this portion of your Golden Bear Experience.

Important Note: You must complete Golden Bear Advising in order to connect with your Academic Adviser and to enroll in classes.

Golden Bear Advising: First-Year (Freshmen) Fall 2017
 

Golden Bear Advising available via CalCentral May 23, 2017
Golden Bear Advising Due June 16, 2017
Course Enrollment for Fall Semester Begins  July 11, 2017*


Golden Bear Advising: Transfer Students Fall 2017
 

Golden Bear Advising available via CalCentral June 13, 2017
Golden Bear Advising Due June 23, 2017
Course Enrollment for Fall Semester Begins July 10, 2017*


Golden Bear Advising: January Start First-Year & Transfer Students 2018
 

Golden Bear Advising available via CalCentral October 3, 2017
Golden Bear Advising Due October 27, 2017
Course Enrollment for Spring Semester Begins November 13, 2017

*Enrollment appointments for Transfers and First-Year (Freshman) may be given July 10–11, 2017, at unique times.
 

WHAT YOU LEARN IN GOLDEN BEAR ADVISING
Berkeley Academics Overview

In this portion of your Golden Bear Advising module, you learn about Berkeley's college structure and more about our academic culture, expectations, and opportunities.

Academic Enrichment & Support

This portion of Golden Bear Advising covers some of our exciting programs, opportunities for enrichment, and support options. For example, you'll learn ways you can thrive in a small academic setting (Berkeley Connect), find undergraduate research opportunities (Big Ideas, undergraduate research), or take or teach student-led courses (DeCal).

Academic Advising

This portion of Golden Bear Advising provides unique content from your college or school, including the introduction to your Academic Adviser, an overview of college requirements, basic information on your major or path of study, and directions for selecting your first-semester courses.

Course Enrollment

During this portion of Golden Bear Advising, you take steps toward enrolling in your first-semester courses at UC Berkeley. You receive an overview of how the student portal, CalCentral, works, and learn how to enroll so that when your advising appointment comes, you are ready to go.