D1.2 How Students Register
Updated: May 11th, 2012
Tele-BEARS. Students enroll in classes via Tele-BEARS, which can be accessed online (http://telebears.berkeley.edu). Tele-BEARS provides immediate, up-to-the-minute feedback on the status of registration and class requests. For further information regarding registration and using Tele-BEARS, consult the Office of the Registrar, 642-5990, and refer to its website (http://registrar.berkeley.edu/StudentSystems/tbinfo.htm).
Late registration and enrollment. If students fail to enroll through Tele-BEARS by the end of the third week of instruction, they must file a Petition for Late Enrollment/Registration to enroll in classes. The petition with instructions for submission is available from the Office of the Registrar, 120 Sproul Hall, and from the Registrar’s website (http://registrar.berkeley.edu/GeneralInfo/elecforms.html).
International students who register and enroll late. International students in F or J status who fail to enroll in at least one class by the end of the third week of classes must consult with an adviser at the Berkeley International Office (International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue; 642-2818) as soon as possible. Not doing this could result in invalidation of the student’s immigration status and lead to deportation and ineligibility to reenter the United States. A Petition for Late Enrollment/Registration must also be submitted but it is essential that the Berkeley International Office be consulted immediately.
Adding and dropping classes. Students may add or drop classes through Tele-BEARS without a fee during Phases I and II or the Adjustment Period, which ends the third week of instruction.
To add or drop a class after the third week of classes through the last day of instruction. Within this period, students must fill out a Petition to Change Class Schedule. Petitions are available from the Registrar’s website (http://registrar.berkeley.edu/GeneralInfo/elecforms.html). To add courses, the student must have the instructor and the Head Graduate Adviser sign the petition and then file this form in the department office for processing via the On-Line Add/Drop System (OLADS). The Graduate Division does not have to approve the petition if it is filed any time through the last day of instruction. Students will automatically be charged a fee for each course added and a fee for each course dropped after the third week of instruction. For deadlines, consult the Registrar’s website (http://registrar.berkeley.edu/Registration/adddrop.html). Students may also petition to change the grading option for classes. For further information, see “To change the grading option” (Section E1.3).
Petitions to Change Class Schedule submitted after the last day of instruction. Students must submit a Petition to Change Class Schedule to the Graduate Division, endorsed by the Head Graduate Adviser. If the petition is approved, the same late add/drop fees are charged as mentioned above (Graduate Services Degrees, 642-7330). See Appendix AA100 in Section L of this guide.