College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Tele-BEARS Advising

What is Tele-BEARS?

Tele-BEARS is an interactive computer system that allows you to enroll in classes via the Internet. Tele-BEARS operates in real time, so you always receive the most immediate, up-to-the-moment information regarding your enrollment status.

Tele-BEARS Enrollment Periods

To ensure a fair distribution of courses for all students, enrollment takes place in two phases followed by an adjustment period.

Fall 2009 Enrollment Periods

Phase I: April 13 - July 14
Phase II: July 16 - August 16
Adjustment Period: Beginning August 17

Spring 2010 Enrollment Periods

Phase I: October 19 - November 9
Phase II: November 10 - January 10
Adjustment Period: Beginning January 11

Phase I

In Phase I, undergraduates can enroll in up to 10 units plus one Physical Education activity course (courses numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) for a total of 10.5 units; graduate students can enroll in up to 12 units plus one Physical Education activity course for a total of 12.5 units.

Units for waitlisted courses are included in these unit totals. You are free to adjust your schedule as long as you stay within the 10.5/12.5 unit limit.

Phase II

Effective Fall 2009, an undergraduate will not be able to add an additional class if s/he is already enrolled and/or waitlisted in 16 or more units. For example, if you are enrolled and/or waitlisted for 15 units, you would still be allowed to add or waitlist for another class. Both enrolled and waitlisted units are included as part of your unit total. Phase II is your first opportunity to add more classes so that you can attain a full course load.

The Adjustment Period

During the Adjustment Period, you can add courses up to a maximum of 19.5 units. The ending date of the Adjustment Period (i.e., how long Tele-BEARS is available for a particular function) is at the end of the 5th week of classes.

A $10 fee is charged for each class dropped after the second week of instruction (undergraduates) and after the third week of instruction (graduate students). A $5 fee is charged to all students for each class added after the third week of instruction. Note: Students who are not officially registered by the end of the third week of instruction will be charged a $150 late registration fee if they become officially registered afterwards.

After Tele-BEARS is no longer available, any schedule adjustments must be processed through your college, school, or department via the Online Add/Drop System (OLADS).


BearFacts is a database that allows you to access your curent class schedules, final grades for the previous semester, financial aid and award status, registration fee balances, CARS billing information, and other pertinent information. It also allows you to change your addresses and view your complete transcripts. Since it is not connected to Tele-BEARS, it is usually about a day behind the most current information available.