So what’s an “RFAQ”? I made it up! 😄 It stands for “Resources for Frequently Asked Questions,” since there are so many people who don’t know where to find the answers to their questions. These are all of the links to the sites I found when I wanted to figure out what Berkeley classes I had to take, and whether I wanted to major in CS and/or apply to Haas. I’ve included links for all majors, as well as specific extra links for CS/EECS and Pre-Haas majors!
For All Majors
To see how many units each of your AP tests will give you: https://goo.gl/Ih2E6z
To see the full schedule of classes and final exam schedule (updated regularly): https://goo.gl/w965am
To see which of your college credits transfer to UC Berkeley: https://goo.gl/O7ksY2
To schedule an appointment with an L&S adviser if you still have no idea what you’re doing (do it 2 weeks in advance): https://goo.gl/c3nB7g
For CS/EECS Majors
For everything you need on the CS major: https://goo.gl/lFU1CA
For everything you need on the EECS major: https://goo.gl/njdlfz
To compare the two majors and see how they’re different: https://goo.gl/0hpGHY
For Pre-Haas Majors:
To figure out what Haas pre-requisites you’ve tested out of: https://goo.gl/E8CWNy
To see what pre-requisites you need to apply to Haas: https://goo.gl/XzNUXJ
For a list of UGBA (Principles of Business) classes given through the Haas School of Business ***NOTE: Only relevant for you to determine if you want to learn this material if accepted into Haas later on: https://goo.gl/trgNCr
Once you’ve determined which classes you’ve tested out of and what classes you still need to take, here are the links for helping you choose those classes! I’d recommend choosing a bunch of backup classes as well, just in case you don’t get into the classes you want (which is always a possibility). In my personal experience, I chose 4 backup breadth classes in case I didn’t get the one I wanted, and still didn’t get any of my backup classes – I ended up choosing a last-minute course instead!
Choosing Classes and Activities
To choose a math course for your first semester: https://goo.gl/XV9zgS
To check class difficulty, see what classes are being offered and enrollment history, and discover basically everything you want to know about a class: https://goo.gl/QainlE
To see what people are (or aren’t) saying about a particular professor: https://goo.gl/KuSngC
And although less common, I know there are students who’d like to change colleges – and for that here are the links to those!
Changing to College of Engineering (CoE): https://goo.gl/Qi6V0I **NOTE: Practically impossible but hats off to you if you manage to do it!**
Changing to College of Letters & Science (L&S): https://goo.gl/Qn05Tp
Changing to College of Chemistry (CoC): https://goo.gl/NH17ev
Changing to College of Natural Resources (CNR): https://goo.gl/ID58qx
In general, I’d recommend taking no more than 16 units your first semester (I had 16 units, a job, two ASUC internships, and a business club for reference). It all comes down to what you’d like to major in but to ease yourself into the Berkeley courseload, try to fulfill all of your math and R&C requirements before your second year, and take 1-2 breadth courses your first semester!
Hope all of this helps and keep asking questions – I release blogs every Friday (and occasionally extra blogs on Saturday), so see you next week! 😊