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 Sharon Mueller, your ESS adviser.

  • 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 Sharon. The faculty adviser must sign off on your Tele-BEARS schedule form before you will receive an adviser code from Sharon. Faculty are only available during small 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 Sharon your completed Tele-BEARS form, and she 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 Sharon can release your adviser code.  You can also schedule an appointment with 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.

Faculty advising for Tele-BEARS, Spring 2015

Bioengineering

The bioengineering faculty advising period runs from October 13–24. Plan accordingly! Undeclared students who intend to major in bioengineering can attend a faculty group advising session with the faculty person listed below: 

  • Terry Johnson, October 15, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., or October 22, 5–6 p.m., 419 HMMB

Civil engineering

Undeclared students who intend to major in civil engineering can either attend the faculty advising night or meet with the major adviser. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet to the advising night. Advising night (hosted by Chi Epsilon), Tuesday, October 21, 5–7 p.m., 502 & 534 Davis Hall (dinner will be provided)

Please plan to attend the advising night, but if you are unable to attend the advising night you can meet with:

  • Professor Filippou, 731 Davis Hall, office hours: Thursday, 2–3:30 p.m.; Friday, 3–4:30 p.m.; additional hours for Tele-BEARS advising: Thursday, 3:30–5 p.m.; Friday, 1:30–3 p.m. (from October 21–31 only)

Electrical engineering & computer sciences

EECS faculty advising runs from October 13–24. 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 has been emailed to you. 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 Science will be hosting a group Tele-BEARS advising session on Wednesday, October 15, 5-6:30 p.m., 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. 

If you can't make that session, see your specific major of interest below for details on how to meet with a faculty adviser. Faculty advisers will only be available from October 13–24. So plan ahead. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet to your group advising time along with your Tele-BEARS Schedule form.

  • Energy engineering
    Professor Arias, 508 Cory Hall, office hours: Monday, 3:30–4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 1–2 p.m.
  • Engineering math & statistics
    Professor Adler, 4183 Etcheverry Hall, office hours: Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.
  • Engineering physics
    Professor Attwood, 568 Cory Hall, office hours by appointment via email
    Professor Wurtele, 441 Birge, office hours by appointment via email
  • Environmental engineering science
    Professor Harley, 667 Davis Hall, office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m.

Industrial engineering & operations research

Undeclared students who intend to major in IEOR can meet with the faculty member listed below during the week of October 13–24. 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 Thursday, October 9.

Materials science & engineering

Undeclared students who intend to major in MSE must meet with one of the faculty members listed below. 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

Undeclared students who intend to major in mechanical engineering should attend the ME drop-in advising day, Monday, October 13 from 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m., 3110 Etcheverry.

If you are unable to attend the drop-in advising on Monday, you can meet with the undergraduate faculty adviser between October 14–21. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet and Tele-BEARS schedule form.

Nuclear engineering

Undeclared students who intend to major in nuclear engineering need to meet with the faculty member listed below. 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

The faculty advising period will run from October 13–24; during this time period, you will see your faculty adviser in order to receive your advising code for Tele-BEARS registration (Spring 2015).  More information will be sent with the days and times of group advising meetings next week. 

Please note: The web application for continuing students to choose their faculty adviser will run from October 1–8.  

All bioengineering students, except freshmen, regents scholars and joint BioE/MSE students, must choose a faculty adviser. 

Regents scholars: Professor Liepmann is your faculty adviser.
Freshmen: Terry Johnson is your faculty adviser.
Joint majors (BioE/MSE): Professor Healy is your faculty adviser.

Continuing students: Continuing students should log into the faculty advising web app (using your CalNet ID)and select your faculty adviser. Once you have made a choice, make sure to save your selection. Every student must have an assigned faculty adviser. Do not delay receiving your advising code for Tele-BEARS by not selecting a faculty adviser.

Bioengineering undergraduate advising procedure:

All bioengineering students must select and see their faculty adviser 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 time to meet with you to discuss your courses and provide your advising code. It is not advisable to wait until after the faculty advising period to obtain your advising code. If you do not see them during this time, their busy schedules may make it more difficult to get an appointment, which can result in missing your Phase I appointment.

  • 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 the college will send you a completed PDF via email with all of the information you entered.
  • Register for courses through Tele-BEARS. Note: If you miss your initial period to call, you can call during off hours, 7 p.m.–midnight.

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

Civil & Environmental Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

Advising Night (hosted by Chi Epsilon)
Tuesday, October 21, 5–7 p.m., 502 & 534 Davis Hall (dinner will be provided)

Important dates:

Monday, October 6, 2014: Spring 2015 online schedule and Tele-BEARS appointment assignments will both be accessible to students. Please check Bear Facts at that time to review your Tele-BEARS appointment times for spring 2015.

Monday, October 20, 2014: Phase I Tele-BEARS begins

  1. Please remember that you need a new adviser code to access Phase I Tele-BEARS and to sign up for your first 10.5 units. (Spring 2015 graduating seniors are still required to obtain an adviser code to sign up for classes.)
  2. To receive your adviser code:
    1. You must meet with either your assigned faculty adviser during his/her office hours OR you may attend advising night to meet with one of the faculty advisers in attendance.
    2. Your faculty adviser must review and approve (sign off on) your proposed Tele-BEARS form.

 To ensure that advising time is productive and that we can advise you properly, we cheerfully insist that you bring the following documents with you:

  1. An unofficial transcript
  2. A completed Tele-BEARS form (for the faculty to review, sign off on and write in the adviser code)
  3. A completed degree check form

We encourage you to attend advising night, as there will be faculty advisers available to review your schedules and to give you your adviser code. Members of Chi Epsilon will also be on hand to provide peer advising for those of you who may need additional help with finalizing your schedule prior to meeting with the faculty adviser.

If you cannot attend advising night, you will need to meet with your assigned faculty adviser during their office hours. Please note faculty advisers will only be offering additional office hours between October 21–31. Please take advantage of this time to avoid missing your Phase I Tele-BEARS appointment time.

Tele-BEARS tips:

  1. During Phase I, you may only register for 10.5 units. It is important that you use this phase to register for course that are a priority for you, such as math, science or your humanities breadth courses. Courses that entire campus may enroll in fill up much more quickly than courses within the College of Engineering.
  2. Faculty advisers should be given a minimum of 48 hours to respond to appointment requests. Please note that faculty do not usually respond to email messages before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m. or on weekends.
  3. 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 faculty adviser so you can receive your adviser code.
  4. If you miss your regularly scheduled Tele-BEARS time, do not panic. Once your Phase I appointment time has passed, you can still enroll in classes during “open hours,” Monday-Friday 7 p.m.–8 a.m. and then 7 p.m.–midnight AND Saturday-Sunday noon–midnight.

Required course offerings in spring 2015:

  • Design courses:
    CE 112, CE 122L, CE 123L, CE 180, CE 186 (To complete the structural design series students must take CE 122N & CE 122L or CE 123N & CE 123L. Students will only be allowed to enroll in either CE 122L or CE 123L, they may not take both..
  • Core courses:
    CE 103, CE 120, CE 155, CE 175

Questions? Contact Mitzi Stevens, undergraduate adviser, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 750 Davis Hall, (510) 643-1713.

EECS Tele-BEARS instructions

Tele-BEARS faculty advising will be taking place Monday, October 13 – Friday, October 24, 2014.

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 October 2, 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 October 5 to make this selection. If you opt to select a new adviser, you will be able to do so beginning October 6, 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 October 5, you will default to your previous faculty adviser.

Faculty advising timeline:

  • October 2: Continuing students log into [using CalNet] the faculty advising web app and opt to keep or change your faculty adviser
  • October 6: Adviser sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis
  • October 13 – October 24: Attend your faculty advising session/appointment with your questions and ALL your completed forms and receive your adviser code
  • October 20 – November 16: 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 semester. It 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 or 2014].
  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

Spring 2015 Tele-BEARS advising for Engineering Science Majors: Engineering Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering Sciences and Energy Engineering.

Engineering Science will be hosting a group Tele-BEARS advising session on Wednesday, October 15, 5–6:30 p.m., 7th floor lobby, Davis Hall (pizza will be provided).

The fall 2014 online schedule will be going live on Monday, October 6. Tele-BEARS appointment assignments will be available on Monday, October 6; please check BEAR FACTS  at that time to review when your Tele-BEARS appointment times are for Spring 2015.   

  • Please remember that you need an adviser code to access Phase I Tele-BEARS and to sign up for your first 10.5 units.
  • To receive a required adviser code, you must meet with either your assigned faculty adviser or another faculty adviser who advises your specific major, and he or she must review and approve your proposed Tele-BEARS form.   

Note: Simultaneous majors must meet with faculty advisers from both separate majors to obtain their full 4-digit adviser code (i.e., you will receive two digits from one major and the remaining two digits from the second major).

To ensure that advising time is productive and that we can advise you properly, you will need to bring the following documents with you:

  1. An unofficial transcript — you can find and print out from BEAR FACTS
  2. A completed Tele-BEARS form (for the faculty to review and write in the AC code)
  3. A completed  degree check form appropriate for your major

We encourage you to take advantage of this advising session, as most of the ES faculty advisers (Engineering Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering Sciences and Energy Engineering) will be present to review your schedules and give you your AC codes. 

Note: If your assigned adviser is not present at the group advising session, you are free to meet another faculty adviser who advises your particular major.  

If you cannot attend the group advising night, it is your responsibility to meet with your assigned faculty adviser during their office hours to obtain advising and your AC code. 

Energy Engineering
Professor Arias, 508 Cory Hall, office hours: Monday 3:30–4:30 p.m., Wednesday 1–2 p.m.
Professor Zohdi, 6117 Etcheverry Hall, office hours by appointment.

Engineering Math & Statistics
Professor Adler, 4183 Etcheverry Hall, office hours: Wednesday 5–6 p.m.

Engineering Physics
Professor Attwood, 568 Cory Hall, office hours by appointment via email.
Professor Wurtele, 441 Birge, office hours by appointment via email.

Environmental Engineering Science
Professor Harley, 667 Davis Hall, office hours: Monday & Wednesday 1:30–3 p.m.

IEOR Tele-BEARS instructions

The process for Spring 2015 IEOR Faculty Undergraduate Advising has been scheduled from Friday, October 10 to Friday, October 17.

Materials Science & Engineering Tele-BEARS instructions

Spring 2015 Tele-BEARS Phase I appointments begin Tuesday, October 21. 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 October 6.

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 on what you need to know to get your schedule ready for the Spring 2015 semester.

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 are required to meet with both their faculty and ESS advisers to obtain an adviser code.

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: 10/6/14
  • Phase 1: 10/20/14 – 11/16/14
  • Phase 2: 11/17/14 – 1/11/15

Instructions:

  1. Email your adviser to set up a meeting to review your spring 2015 enrollment. Please try to schedule your appointment between October 13–17. 
  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.

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