Register for classes

At Berkeley, you have a generous range of courses from which to choose, and creating your class schedule will take some organization. Follow these simple steps every semester to get ready to register for classes.

  1. Look out for an email message from your department regarding Tele-BEARS enrollment.
  2. Follow the email’s instructions for arranging a time to meet with your faculty adviser.
  3. Bring the following items to faculty advising:
    1. A Tele-BEARS schedule form completed with your intended schedule for the upcoming semester.
    2. A degree worksheet with your completed and in-progress courses. You may use the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to help you fill out your worksheet.
    3. An unofficial transcript printed from Bear Facts. You can get a transcript by clicking “Academic Record” and “All Grades.” Be sure to check the box “Show Student Name” so that your transcript can be identified as yours.
  4. Meet with your faculty adviser and obtain your adviser code.
  5. Sign up for classes via Tele-BEARS during the Phase I and II appointment times.

Check the registrar’s Tele-BEARS guide for complete information on enrolling for classes.

Undeclared Tele-BEARS & adviser code instructions

In order to access Tele-BEARS, you will need an adviser code. To obtain an adviser code, you must complete a Tele-BEARS schedule form and submit the form to your ESS Adviser: Sharon Mueller if your last name starts with A-K or Kathy Barrett if your last name starts with L-Z.

  • Undeclared students currently in their first or second semester do not have to meet with a faculty adviser to obtain an adviser code but are encouraged to do so.
  • Students currently in their third or fourth semester of enrollment must meet with a faculty adviser before submitting their Tele-BEARS Schedule form to their ESS adviser. The faculty adviser must sign off on your Tele-BEARS schedule form before you will receive an adviser code from your ESS adviser, Kathy or Sharon. Faculty are only available during specific segments of time, so please plan accordingly. See below for the list of departments and faculty advisers, and the timeline for meeting with them.  

You can email Kathy  or  Sharon your completed Tele-BEARS form, and we will email you back the code within 48 hours. Remember second year students must have a faculty signature on their completed Tele-BEARS schedule form before your ESS adviser can release your Adviser Code.  You can also schedule an appointment with Kathy or Sharon and get your advising code during the appointment.


See below for a list of faculty advisers available during Tele-BEARS to meet with undeclared students.

When you meet with your faculty adviser be sure to bring

  • A completed degree worksheet for your intended major. Fill in the worksheet with both your completed courses and those currently in-progress.
  • An unofficial transcript printed from Bear Facts. You may obtain a transcript by clicking “academic record” and “all grades.” Be sure to check the box “show student name” so that your transcript can be identified as yours.
  • Your Tele-BEARS schedule form with your intended courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Remember your faculty adviser will not have your Adviser Code. Once your faculty adviser has signed your Tele-BEARS schedule form you can either send the form to your ESS adviser, Kathy or Sharon or make an appointment to get your Adviser Code.

Faculty advising for Tele-BEARS, Spring 2015

Bioengineering  
Undeclared students who intend to major in Bioengineering can attend a faculty group advising session with the faculty person listed below: 

  • Terry Johnson,  April 2, 11:30-1:00pm or April 9 11:30-1:00. Both meetings will take place in 418/419 HMMB

Civil engineering 
The CE Department and Chi Epsilon will be hosting and Advising Night on Tuesday, March 17th, 6-8 p.m.  Students who come with their Degree Worksheet, unofficial transcript and a completed Tele-BEARS form will be able to obtain their adviser code that evening. If you are unable to attend the advising night you can meet with: Prof. Glaser, 621A Sutardja Dai Hall, Office hours:  Monday 9am-10am & Wednesday 3:15-5:15 p.m.

Electrical engineering & computer sciences
EECS faculty advising runs from March 30-April 10th. Please plan accordingly! Undeclared students who intend to major in EECS must attend one of the faculty group advising sessions.  A list of available sessions will be emailed to you by March 20th. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, your Tele-BEARS Scheduling form and your degree worksheet to your group advising time.

Engineering Science  
Engineering Undeclared Students interested in any of the Engineering Science majors should plan to attend the group Tele-BEARS advising session on Tuesday, March 31 from 5-6:30, 7th Floor Lobby, Davis Hall. Pizza will be provided. Please take advantage of this advising session, as most of the ES faculty advisors (Engineering Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering Sciences and Energy Engineering) will be present to review your schedules.  You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript, your Tele-BEARS Scheduling form and your degree worksheet to your group advising time. If you can't make that advising session, please contact Mitzi Stevens at in 750 Davis Hall.   

Industrial engineering & operations research  
Undeclared students who intend to major in IEOR can meet with the faculty member listed below during the week of March 30-April 3rd. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet to your appointment. Robert Leachman, 4127 Etcheverry Hall. There will be a signup sheet outside of his office door on starting Thursday, March 30th.

Materials science & engineering
Undeclared students who intend to major in MSE must meet with one of the faculty members listed below during the week of March 30-April 3rd. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet to your appointment.

Office hours for Tele-BEARS advising are posted outside their office door, or you may contact them directly to schedule an appointment. 

Mechanical engineering  
Intended Mechanical Engineering Students please complete this doodle poll by Friday, March 20th to help the department determine the best date for group advising for Engineering Undeclared students.

Nuclear engineering
Undeclared students who intend to major in nuclear engineering need to meet with the faculty member listed below the week of March 30-April 3rd.  You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet and Tele-BEARS schedule form.

Joint majors
Students who intend to declare a joint major may meet with a faculty adviser from either program.

Bioengineering Tele-BEARS instructions

Bioengineering Group Faculty Advising
March 30- April 10, 2015

Bioengineering Undergraduate Advising Procedure

  1. All Bioengineering and BioE/MSE students must see their Faculty Advisers to obtain their advising code to register for classes. It is important that you see your faculty adviser during the specified dates of faculty advising meetings. The faculty are available and have scheduled meetings to meet with you to discuss your courses and to give your advising code. It is not advisable to wait after the Faculty Advising period to obtain your advising code. 
  2. Complete your Tele-BEARS Schedule form online and bring it with you to the meeting.  To use the form, fill out the information online and you'll get an email with a completed PDF via email with all the information you entered.
  3. Register for courses through Tele-BEARS. Note if you miss your initial period to call, you can call during off hours, 7pm-midnight.

** Graduating Seniors should make an appointment with their Student Affairs Adviser in 230 Bechtel for a FINAL DEGREE CHECK **

For students who are participating in Study Abroad:
Contact your faculty adviser via email with your proposed schedule, also let them know that you are participating in the program, and you would like your advising code. Also please make sure and cc: Cindy Manly-Fields.  Please plan ahead so that your request is not last minute, and that we can send you your advising code in a timely manner.  Please note the faculty advisers will not be receiving their codes until March 30th.

Who is my Faculty adviser?  Continuing and Community College transfer students in the BioE department choose a faculty adviser during the open session each semester. Regents Scholars are assigned to Prof. Liepmann, Freshmen to Terry Johnson, and the Joint BioE/MSE majors to Prof. Healy. A listing of all the Faculty advisers is posted on the Bioengineering Bulletin Board, 306 Stanley Hall.

What if I can’t make my faculty advisers meeting?
You can attend any of the other BioE Faculty advisers Group meetings. Once the adviser has reviewed your schedule they will give you your advising code. All the Faculty advisers will have a list of all the advisees and their advising codes.  Its helpful to bring a filled out BioE worksheet to the meeting.  

 Freshmen, Regents Scholars, and BioE/MSE Joint majors should make it a point to go to their advising sessions. If you can not attend one of the group meetings, send email to your faculty adviser to make an appointment.

Bioengineering Undergraduate Faculty Advisers For Fall 15 Tele-BEARS Group Meetings

Adviser Date/Time Location Email
I. Conboy

March 30, 11 a.m.-Noon
April 6, 11 a.m.-Noon

B108 Stanley iconboy@berkeley.edu
S. Conolly April 1, 1-2 p.m.
April 6, 1-2 p.m.
340 HMMB sconolly@berkeley.edu
J. Dueber March 30, Noon-1 p.m.
April 7, Noon-1 p.m.
2151 Berkeley Way,
EBB 1st Floor Lobby
jdueber@berkeley.edu
D. Fletcher March 31, Noon-1 p.m.
April 7, Noon-1 p.m.
521 Stanley
621 Stanley
dfletcher@berkeley.edu
T. Head-Gordon April 2, Noon-1 p.m.
April 8, Noon-1 p.m.
274 Stanley tlhead-gordon@berkeley.edu
K. Healy March 31, Noon-1 p.m.
April 7, Noon-1 p.m.
370 HMMB kehealy@berkeley.edu
A. Herr March 31, 1-2 p.m.
April 9, 2-3 p.m.
421 Stanley aeh@berkeley.edu
T. Johnson April 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
April 9, 2-3 p.m.
418/419 HMMB tdj@berkeley.edu
L. Lee April 2, 5-6 p.m.
April 6, 5-6 p.m.
408C Stanley lplee@berkeley.edu
S.W. Lee April 3, 11 a.m.-Noon
April 10, 11 a.m.-Noon
220 Donner Lab leesw@berkeley.edu
D. Liepmann April 1, Noon-1 p.m.
April 7, 10-11 a.m.
221 Stanley
321 Stanley
liepmann@berkeley.edu
G. Marriot April 1, 10-11 a.m.
April 6, 10-11 a.m.
428 Stanley marriott1@berkeley.edu
P. Messersmith March 30, 5-6 p.m.
April 9, 1-2 p.m.
384 HMMB philm@berkeley.edu
M. Mofrad April 2, Noon-1 p.m.
April 9, 1-2 p.m.
208A Stanley mofrad@berkeley.edu
N. Murthy April 2, Noon-1 p.m.
April 9, Noon-1 p.m.
321 Stanley nmurthy@berkeley.edu
K. Sjolander April 1, Noon-1 p.m.
April 6, Noon-1 p.m.
308C Stanley kimmen@berkeley.edu

Civil & Environmental Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

CEE Undergraduate ADVISING NIGHT, (hosted by Chi Epsilon)
Wednesday, March 17, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m., 502 & 534 Davis Hall, (*dinner will be provided)

Fall 2015 Online Schedule and Tele-BEARS appointment assignments will both be accessible to students, Monday, March 16. Please check Bear Facts at that time to review when your Tele-BEARS appointment times are for Fall 2015. 

Phase I Telebears begins Monday, April 6. An email will be sent to you during the week of March 9th notifying you who your faculty adviser is, when their office hours are and their email address.

How it all works….

  1. A new Adviser Code is required to access Phase I Tele-BEARS and to sign up for your first 10.5 units. (Fall 2015 graduating seniors are still required to obtain an adviser code to sign up for classes.)
  2. To receive a required adviser code:
    1. CEE majors must meet with their assigned faculty adviser during his/her office hours or;
      1. For students with an overall GPA of 2.5 and above, the Department and Chi Epsilon will be hosting and Advising Night on Tuesday, March 17, 6-8 p.m..  Students who come with their Degree Worksheet, unofficial transcript and a completed Tele-BEARS form will be able to obtain their adviser code that evening.
      2. Students with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 are certainly welcome to attend Advising Night to take advantage of peer advising, however will be required to meet with their assigned faculty adviser in person, during office hours to receive their adviser codes.
      3. Faculty advisers MUST review and approve (sign off on) your proposed Tele-BEARS form in order for you to obtain your adviser code.

To ensure that advising time is productive, please bring the following documents with you when you meet with your faculty advisor:

  1. An unofficial transcript – You can find and print it out from Bear Facts
  2. A completed Tele-BEARS Form (for the Faculty to review, sign off on, and write in the adviser code)
  3. A completed Degree Worksheet 

Members of Chi Epsilon, in addition to a several graduate students will also be available to provide peer advising, answer questions about grad school, EAP, research, and assist with finalizing your schedule prior to meeting with the faculty advisor.

 **If you cannot attend Advising Night, you will need to meet with your assigned faculty advisor during their office hours. Please note Faculty advisors will only be offering additional office hours between March 18 – April 10th. 

EECS Tele-BEARS instructions

Tele-BEARS faculty advising will be taking place Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 10, 2015.

You will need to confirm your degree program option as Electrical Computer and Engineering (ECE) or Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) before proceeding to the faculty advising web application.

Starting March 16, continuing students will have the opportunity to keep or change their adviser from last semester. If you want to change your adviser for this term, select “(blank)” and click “save.” If you want to keep your adviser, select the faculty’s name and click “save.” You will have until March 18 to make this selection. If you opt to select a new adviser, you will be able to do so beginning March 19, when advisers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do not choose to keep or change your faculty adviser by March 18, you will default to your previous faculty adviser.

Faculty advising timeline:

  • March 16: Continuing students log into [using CalNet] the faculty advising web app and opt to keep or change your faculty adviser
  • March 19: Adviser sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis
  • March 30 – April 10: Attend your faculty advising session/appointment with your questions and ALL your completed forms and receive your adviser code
  • April 6 – July 14: Sign up for classes during your Phase I Tele-BEARS appointment

Note: If you try to log in before the timeline above, you will get an error message.

I had a faculty adviser last semester. Why isn’t he/she showing?
If your previous faculty adviser is not listed, it is likely that your faculty adviser is not available for faculty advising this semesterIt is also possible that the number of slots for your previous faculty adviser decreased, thus all previous students were removed from the list in fairness. Beginning March 18, you will be able to select this adviser again if he/she is indeed advising this current term.

What do I bring to my faculty advising session?

  1. Print and complete the Tele-BEARS form.
  2. Print and complete one of the following: EECS degree worksheet [2011, 2012, 2013 or2014].
  3. Print a copy of your Bear Facts unofficial transcript.
  4. Take the above three documents to your faculty advising session.
  5. Your faculty adviser will give you your adviser code.
  6. Register for courses through Tele-BEARS.
  7. Report any changes to your technical program to your ESS adviser in 230 Bechtel.

Spring 2015 graduating seniors should make an appointment with their ESS adviser in 230 Bechtel for a final degree check.

Note: You will not receive your advising code until you have been advised by a faculty member. No exceptions!

For more information on advising see our FAQs or email Dahlia Case.

Engineering Science Tele-BEARS instructions

Fall 2015 TeleBears Advising information for Engineering Science Majors

(Engineering Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering Science and Energy Engineering Majors)

Phase I of Fall 2015 Tele-BEARS will begin on Monday, April 6.  The Fall 2015 Schedule will be available and Tele-BEARS appointments will become accessible on Monday, March 16th.  Please check your Bear Facts after that time to review your Tele-BEARS appointment times for Fall 2015.

In order to register for Fall 2015 classes, all Engineering Sciences Undergraduate Students need to obtain their adviser code from their faculty advisor. To ensure that each of our students gets an opportunity to be advised, the department provides both Group and Individual Faculty Advising. Please note that if you are graduating at the end of this semester you do not need to obtain an Adviser Code.

Engineering Science Faculty Advising Night (hosted by SES)
Tuesday, March 31, 5-6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of Davis Hall (pizza will be provided)

This is an event where students will be able to be advised by faculty, staff, and senior students in your major.  You can obtain your adviser code here, and if you do, you will not need to go to your faculty adviser for individual advising unless you choose to do so. An ESS adviser will be there to answer questions about the H/SS requirement and to make sure that you are generally on track to graduate.

Please note that you need to bring

Individual Faculty Advising

Each student is assigned a faculty adviser.  An e-mail will be sent to you during the week of March 16th notifying you who your faculty adviser is, when their office hours are and their e-mail address.

Please note that faculty cannot provide your adviser code via e-mail.  Faculty advisers should be given a minimum of 48 hours to respond to appointment requests and do not usually respond to email messages before 8a.m., after 5 p.m. or on weekends.  If after several serious attempts, you have been unable to meet with your faculty adviser, please see Mitzi Stevens in 750 Davis Hall.  She will make arrangements for you to meet with another undergraduate adviser so that you can receive your adviser code.

When you meet with your faculty adviser, please be sure to bring:

IEOR Tele-BEARS instructions

The IEOR department will have Faculty Advising from Tuesday, March 31 to Tuesday, April 6.  We are in the process of updating our website to reflect the new dates.

Materials Science & Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

Fall 2015 Tele-BEARS Phase I appointments begin Monday, April 6th. You will need an adviser code to register for classes. Please contact your faculty adviser (office hours are posted outside their office) to discuss your schedule and obtain your adviser code. Graduating seniors should also make an appointment with their Engineering Student Service (ESS) adviser in 230 Bechtel for a final degree check. Faculty adviser information was emailed earlier this semester and will be re-sent by March 16th.

Please bring the following documents to your advising meeting:

  1. Tele-BEARS Schedule Form
  2. Degree Worksheet
  3. Unofficial transcript printed from Bear Facts

ChemEng/MSE joint majors will receive separate instructions from the College of Chemistry. 

Questions: Contact Ariana Castro, student services adviser, (510) 642-0716.

Mechanical Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

Mechanical engineering information, us currently being updated.  Please check back on Monday, March 16 for the Fall 15 Tele-BEARS information.

Nuclear Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

In order to receive your adviser code, you must meet with your assigned faculty adviser. You will not be able to register for Tele-BEARS without your adviser code.

Spring 2015 graduates should plan to meet with their ESS Adviser in addition to their faculty to adviser to review their remaining requirements for graduation. Joint majors must meet with department advisers in both departments — each adviser will only have two digits of your adviser code.

Tele-BEARS schedule:

  • Tele-BEARS appointment available to view in BearFacts: 3/15/15
  • Phase 1: 4/615 – 7/16/15
  • Phase 2: 7/17/15 – 8/16/15

Instructions:

  1. Email your adviser to set up a meeting to review your spring 2015 enrollment. Please try to schedule your appointment between March 30 and April 3. 
  2. Bring the following documents to your advising appointment:

If your adviser is unavailable to meet prior to your Tele-BEARS appointment, please send an email to the head undergraduate adviser, Professor Max Fratoni.

Please take advantage of this time to talk to your adviser about research opportunities in the department, summer internships, career options or graduate school.

Joint Major Tele-BEARS instructions

Joint majors should check the information listed for both of their major departments.