It is up to every student to maintain the high academic standard expected by the University of California, Berkeley by ensuring that all academic work reflects his/her own ideas or properly attributes the ideas to the original sources.
Please visit The Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards for some basic expectations with regards to academic integrity.
Academic Residency Requirements
Attendance at Berkeley Summer Sessions does not constitute continuous residence. You need to apply for re-admission to any succeeding semester if you did not complete the Spring 2017 term. Consult the Berkeley Academic Guide for more information.
Many Berkeley Summer Sessions courses list prerequisites in their course descriptions. Students are responsible for knowing if they are eligible for the course or not. The system will allow you sign up for courses whether or not you have actually met the prerequisites, so please be careful about signing up for a course with prerequisites.
UC Berkeley students should meet all prerequisites as they are listed. Visiting students should assess their background in light of the listed prerequisite. When in doubt, contact the department or the instructor for advice, or request an exception to the listed prerequisite on the first day of class. Students should have another course in mind as a backup if permission for an exception is not granted.
Course numbering in summer is the same as during the regular academic year, with one exception. Courses with the same number and title as the Fall/Spring version but which differ in a significant way (unit value, hours of class meeting, or a change to the course description) carry the prefix "N". This indicates the course is "not identical" to the Fall/Spring versions. UC Berkeley's course numbering system is outlined below:
1-99 (Lower Division Courses)
Open to freshmen and sophomores; not acceptable for upper division credit
100-196 (Upper Division Courses)
Ordinarily open to students who have completed at least one lower division course in the given subject or two years of college work
200-299 (Graduate Courses)
Adequate preparation, subject to instructor's approval, is normally 12 upper division semester units of work basic to the subject matter of the course
300-399 (Professional Courses)
For teachers or prospective teachers
400-499 (Professional Courses)
Like teaching courses, acceptable toward academic degrees only within the limitations prescribed by the various colleges or schools or the Graduate Division
Some summer session courses are not listed in the catalog because enrollment in those courses requires special arrangements between the student and instructor or dean. To enroll, students must have completed at least 60 units of undergraduate study and be in good academic standing. Enrollment in any combination of these courses is restricted to four units per semester; grading is Passed/Not Passed, Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Consult the academic department directly for more information.
Courses Accepted Toward the Master's Degree
If you plan to take Summer Sessions courses in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master's degree, select only courses specially designated as acceptable for this purpose. Consult your adviser before enrolling.
Academic Residence Graduate
One Summer Session, if it is consecutive with a regular term, may be counted toward the master's degree academic residence. An exception is the MBA degree in the Graduate School of Business Administration. No degrees will be awarded for work completed during summer terms only.
Graduate Student Fees
Note that UC Graduate students pay a different course fee than undergraduate students. Please consult the Fee Statement for current course fees.