Engineering Student Services advising
Upon admission, every Berkeley Engineering student is assigned an academic adviser based on their major. Your Engineering Student Services (ESS) adviser works with you throughout your entire undergraduate career and is your key to a successful experience at Berkeley.
ESS advisers are available to help with everything related to your undergraduate education. They answer questions about degree and graduation requirements as well as academic policies and procedures. They assist with course selection and help address challenges you may be facing in your studies. They can suggest enrichment opportunities or make referrals to campus resources. They’re here to offer guidance and support.
Students admitted as undeclared work with a special adviser until they declare a major; at that point, their ESS adviser will be based on their new major.
New students are not able to make an appointment with their ESS advisor until after July 2nd. Before making an appointment to see their ESS advisor all new FR and TR students should have attended a CalSO session, or if they are not attending CalSO they must have completed the Online Orientation and submitted their proposed academic plan.