Enrollment changes are made in CalCentral.
Full-time Enrollment Requirement: For F-1 visa purposes, visiting international students with a summer I-20 from UC Berkeley are required to maintain full-time enrollment for the entire duration of their summer session(s). You can see the full-time requirements, as well as examples, at the International Office website. If for any reason you need to drop below full-time enrollment, please speak with an advisor at Berkeley International Office as soon as possible and before dropping any unit(s).
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.
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.
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)
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)
This is the standard grading option. Letter-graded courses are generally acceptable for transfer credits at other universities.
Grading option for undergraduate-level students (those without BA/BS equivalent), including high school students. A C- or better is considered passing.
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.