Adding Courses and Waitlisted Courses

Adding Classes

Deadline to Add Classes

How to Add a Class: Log in to CalCentral and select Add function from the Class Enrollment card under My Academics.

Important Notice: If you wish to add or enroll in a class after instruction has begun, it is strongly recommended that you attend the class and speak with the instructor first. While the deadline to add/enroll in classes is two weeks after the start of a session, it is not a guarantee that you can successfully complete the coursework.

If you are enrolled in only one class and want to enroll in another class instead of that class, you must use Swap function to switch to another class, or add the new class first then drop the class you no longer want.

Disclaimer: Although very few courses are canceled, Berkeley Summer Sessions reserves the right to cancel a course if it has not enrolled enough students before the beginning of course instruction. The sponsoring academic department may also cancel courses based on their internal criteria.

Waitlisted Classes

How Waitlist Works: Generally, classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once class enrollment reaches its limit, a waitlist is opened. Students on most waitlists are automatically enrolled in order as space becomes available.

How to Check Status: Students are responsible for monitoring the waitlist status via CalCentral. If you no longer want to wait for space to open in a waitlisted class, you must drop the waitlisted class. Students continue to be automatically enrolled from the waitlist through the second week of the session and will be charged for the tuition once enrolled.

Important Notice: Notification about the change in waitlist position or being enrolled in the class from the waitlist is only sent to the berkeley.edu account. It is strongly encouraged that a forwarding be set up from the berkeley.edu account to an email account you check daily so that you do not miss the waitlist notification.

Swapping Classes

Swap function can be used to drop one class and simultaneously add another. By swapping, rather than dropping then adding, you ensure you keep your original enrollment until your enrollment in the new class is confirmed.

If you are enrolled in only one class, you must use Swap function to switch to another class, or add the new class first then drop. If you are swapping classes after the refund deadline has passed, you must use Swap function, or add then drop on the same day in order to ensure summer tuition credit is properly applied. 

Scheduling Conflict

  • You are responsible for your enrollment decisions. Time conflicts should be avoided and you should not expect instructors to routinely accommodate time conflicts in your class schedule.
  • When attempting to add classes with a time conflict, you may or may not be able to add them depending on each class’s attribute. If you are able to enroll in classes with time conflict, you must resolve the time conflict by changing your schedule before instruction begins. Students are encouraged to use Swap function when adding to the waitlist for a class that conflicts with an enrolled class.
  • For additional information, please refer to the enrollment FAQ.

 

International student info Visiting international students:

Visiting international students seeking information about enrollment changes should visit the Enrollment Changes for International Students page.