UC Berkeley’s students can access all of their key student information through a single point-of-entry: CalCentral(link is external). This page contains useful information on advising, billing, enrollment, financial aid, and records within CalCentral.
“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.
“Shared Advising Notes” have been added to facilitate better communication for improved service to students.
A multi-year “Academic Planner” is available so you can work with your advisor to create a multi-year class plan.
- The “Academic Progress Report” (APR) will allow you and your advisor to track progress toward your degree.
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 class schedule with Schedule Planner.
Check your “Academic Progress Report” throughout the year to see your progress toward graduation, outstanding requirements, etc.
Work with your advisor to create and populate your Academic Planner.
- Consult with your advisor if you have questions.
Billing & Finances
Students can use the My Finances tab in CalCentral for billing activities, including viewing new charges, account balances, transaction history, and paying bills.Students who wish to delegate access to view and pay bills to a trusted individual (such as a parent or guardian), use the link on My Finances to grant authorization to a delegate.
For more information on Delegated Access, please view our video on YouTube.
- Tuition and registration fees will only be assessed to students who are enrolled in at least 1 class unit.
- Failure to make sufficient payment toward tuition/fees will result in an administrative drop from all class enrollment.
- You can pay university bills online by eCheck at no cost, with a credit card for a 2.75% convenience fee, or with foreign currency through a Western Union wire transfer. Paper checks may be mailed or placed in the dropbox.
- Eligible students will have the option to sign up for the “Tuition and Fee Payment Plan” (FPP). Through FPP, you will be able to pay your fees in five installments; an additional fee will apply.
- You will be able to sign-up for “Electronic Funds Transfer” (EFT) to have refunds directly deposited into your bank account (recommended).
- Balances overdue 10 days or more will result in a hold on your account, which could prevent you from adding classes or having access to other Berkeley services. Late fees may apply.
- If you wish to grant access to a trusted individual to view and pay your bills, you can give them permission via “Delegated Access” in CalCentral.
- View billing information in the My Finances “Billing Summary” section.
- View and search your transaction history using the My Finances “Details” link.
- Submit a payment online by following the links on the My Finances “Billing Summary” or “Details” pages.
- Sign up for FPP (optional) once your fees are billed in CalCentral.
- Authorize EFT (recommended).
The UC Berkeley class enrollment process is done with CalCentral. For more information, view the SIS Enrollment FAQs page.
Graduate and Professional Students
Undergraduate Student Enrollment
- Enrollment Limits
Undergraduates are limited in the number of units in which they may enroll in a given semester. For more information on enrollment limits, visit the UC Berkeley Office of the Registrar enrollment webpage.
- Swap Function
“Swap” can be used to drop one class and simultaneously add another. By swapping rather than dropping and then adding, you ensure that you will not give up your spot in one class and be unable to enroll in the other. See The "Swap" Function document.
- Enrollment Time Conflict Process
Students are not able to automatically enroll in two classes that meet at the same time. If you try to enroll in two classes that have a time schedule overlap, CalCentral will alert you at the point of enrollment and give you an opportunity to submit an online request to enroll in both classes. It will take approximately one business day to process request forms. If no other restrictions prevent you from enrolling in both classes, your time conflict restriction will be waived and your enrollment will be processed.
- Course Level Restriction Enforced in the System
Undergraduate students cannot enroll in graduate-level courses via CalCentral with permission. If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in taking a graduate course, please consult with your advisor to find out if your department will grant permission for you to enroll in that class.
- Final Exam Schedule
Final exam schedules are not displayed with the schedule of classes. Students will receive information about exams later in the term. Note: If you don’t have a conflict between scheduled classes, it is likely that you will not have a conflict within your exam schedule.
- Enrollment Appointment Priority
Enrollment appointment priority is assigned based on the number of terms completed, not units. Transfer students join UC Berkeley with a four-term credit.
- Create your class schedule with “Schedule Planner.”
- Check your enrollment and waitlist status on the CalCentral “Dashboard.”
- Search and add classes directly to your “Shopping Cart,” or import your plan from “Schedule Planner.”
- Work with your advisor to create and populate your “Academic Planner.”
- Go to CalCentral and click on your profile picture to view and act on any holds or critical notifications. Notifications may include the need for you to pay your bill.
For further assistance, contact Cal Student Central.
- Under the “Tasks” section of “Communications” within My Finances, you will see items that require your attention, such as submitting required documents, loan entrance counseling, or uploading optional documents.
- Under the “Messages” section of “Communications” within My Finances, you will view information, such as important deadlines, disbursement notices, scholarship opportunities, etc.
For more information, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website or Cal Student Central.
Students can access their records through CalCentral. These records include transcripts, grades, holds, academic standing, residency, profile information, classes, enrollment appointments, credit evaluation, and exam schedules.
- Information about graduation, transfer credit, and transcripts will be available in CalCentral.
Go to “Profile” in CalCentral to view and update contact information and preferred name.
View GPA, college, units and standing.
Under the “Semester” section, view past, current, and upcoming classes and grades; order transcript and books; and calculate GPA.
“Status” and “Holds”: check residency, academic standing, and Holds reasons. Note: Not all Holds can be removed. Consult with your advisor for more information.