Important Message for Graduate and Professional Students: 

While most graduate and professional students will enroll through CalCentral, the following programs may have different enrollment dates and processesIf you are a student of one of these programs, please contact your advisor for more information.

Berkeley School of Law 

Haas School of Business MBA, EMBA EWMBA

School of Optometry OD

School of Public Health OOMPH

School of Information MIDS

Goldman School of Public Policy MPA

Newly Admitted Graduate Students: Advising

Departmental staff advisors (generally known as GSAOs) provide a variety of services and support to guide you through your academic program.  A new Student Information System (SIS) to be implemented in Fall 2016 will add a number of campuswide advising tools to support students and advisors, including a new multi-year “Academic Planner,” the ability to schedule appointments online, and an academic progress report.

To Know

  • “Advising Holds” can be removed by academic advisors.

  • “Schedule Planner” helps you create an optimal semester schedule based on your class preferences and scheduling conflicts.

  • In August 2016, “Shared Advising Notes” will be added to support better communication between staff for improved service to students.

  • In September 2016, a new multi-year “Academic Planner” will be available so you can work with your advisor to create a multi-year class plan.

  • In October 2016, “Academic Progress Report” (APR) will allow you and your advisor to determine progress towards your degree.

To Do

  • Go to CalCentral and click on your profile picture to view and act on any holds or critical notifications. “Notifications” may include a request to make an “Advising Appointment.”

  • Create your fall semester 2016 class schedule with Schedule Planner.

  • Check your “Academic Progress Report” throughout the year to see your progress towards graduation, outstanding requirements, etc.

  • Work with your advisor to create and populate your Academic Planner.

  • Consult with your advisor if you have questions.

Important Dates for
Graduate & Professional Degree Students

October 17 - November 13: 
Phase I Enrollment Appointments
for continuing students

November 14 - January 8: 
Phase II Enrollment Appointments
for continuing students

January 9 - March 24: 
Enrollment Adjustment Period

January 13: 
Spring 2017 tuition and fees are due

January 17: 
Instruction Begins