Enrollment Changes for International Students

Enrollment changes are made in CalCentral.

We strongly encourage you to speak with an adviser in the Berkeley Summer Sessions Office before making any enrollment changes to better understand any impact on your visa status.

Adding Classes

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.

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

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. Waitlisted course units do not count towards the full-time enrollment requirement.

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.

Dropping Classes

You are responsible for dropping any or all classes you do not wish to attend before the drop for refund deadline to prevent being charged for the dropped class. Students are not automatically dropped from a class for failure to attend.

Log in to CalCentral and select Drop function in the Class Enrollment card under My Academics.

Dropping All Classes (Canceling and Withdrawing)

Deadline to Cancel

Cancellation means dropping all classes in all sessions before the cancellation deadline of your first session. You will be charged the Cancellation Fee and the International Service Fee may not be refunded.

Withdrawal means dropping all classes in all sessions after the cancellation deadline of your first session. Per-unit charges may be refunded if classes are dropped before the refund deadline, but all other fees become non-refundable. Please see our Fees page for the list of the non-unit fees. International students who cancel or withdraw after arriving in the U.S. will lose their legal status.

Changing Grading Options

Select the grading option for each class when you enroll. You may change your initial grading option any time before the posted deadlines in CalCentral.

Available Grading Options

  • - Letter Grade (A,B,C,D,F)
  • - Passed/Not Passed (P/NP)
  • - Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U)

Letter Grade
This is the standard grading option. Letter-graded courses are generally acceptable for transfer credits at other universities.

Passed/Not Passed
Grading option for undergraduate-level students (those without BA/BS equivalent), including high school students. A C- or better is considered passing.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Grading option for graduate-level students (those with BA/BS equivalent), including recent graduates of college not in a graduate school. A B- or better is considered passing.

Most universities will not accept P/NP or S/U work for transfer credit. Please consult the appropriate office at your home campus or university before selecting this option.