IMPORTANT: All official communication from UC Berkeley and the College of Environmental Design will go to your UC Berkeley email address. Please check this address frequently.
Choosing Your First-Semester Courses
After you accept UC Berkeley's offer of admission, you will receive information about Golden Bear Orientation and Golden Bear Advising from New Student Services. After you complete the on-line orientation assignments, you will be able to enroll in classes using Cal Central, UC Berkeley's course enrollment system.
- Architecture Major Handbook [2017-18, PDF]
- Landscape Architecture Major Handbook [2017-18, PDF]
- Sustainable Environmental Design Major Handbook [2017-18, PDF]
- Urban Studies Major Handbook [2017-18, PDF]
- Individual Major Handbook (2017-18 Admits)
Advanced Placement, A-Level, and International Baccalaureate Credit
Students who have Advanced Placement or other exam credit may have fulfilled some of CED’s major or breadth requirements and/or may be eligible to take more advanced math or reading and composition courses.
- Advanced Placement Exam Credit [PDF]
- A-Level Exam Credit [PDF]
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit [PDF]
If you do not know your exam scores yet, estimate them and select your classes according to that estimated score. If your estimated score is incorrect, you may need to add or drop a class later.
Choosing Your First Math Class
The math department provides a useful guide to choosing your first math class at Berkeley. You can take the on-line placement exam to help you choose between Math 32 (pre-calculus), Math 16A (appropriate for most Architecture, SED, and Urban Studies majors), and Math 1A (appropriate for engineering, math and science majors).
Evaluation of Transfer Work
If you have transfer credit from a California community college, check ASSIST to see whether it will be accepted in satisfaction of a CED course requirement. If your courses were taken at a college or university outside of the California community college system, our College Evaluator will need to review them. If this is the case, please send a copy of your transcript, a detailed course description, and the forms indicated in the Transfer Evaluation Guidelines [PDF] to:
Office of Undergraduate Advising
College of Environmental Design
250 Wurster Hall #1800
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1800