Academic Policies

Although advisors are available to assist students in navigating the campus, it is the student’s responsibility to understand and comply with all policies, and to complete satisfactorily all degree requirements within the allotted time frame. This includes the responsibility to track completion of major, University and Berkeley campus requirements, as well as to comply with residence, minimum progress and scholarship requirements. Students are expected to utilize the Berkeley Academic Guide and CNR Undergraduate Handbook to become familiar with policies and requirements and partner with OISA to ensure academic success.

Undergraduate advisors have a special role on campus — they serve as a link between faculty and students, and students and campus. Advisors are your “tour guides” to student services and academic information across campus, and they have access to the resources you may need as a student. If problems arise, they are trained to assist you in understanding your options and campus policy. You may contact your advisor with any questions, while respecting your privacy and concerns in confidence. 

Student Status

Click here for more information about Academic Policies relating to your status as a student.  You'll find information pertaining to the following:

  • Class Status as a Student 
  • Full-Time, Part-Time, Limited Status
  • Cancellation 
  • Withdrawal
  • Medical Withdrawal 
  • Readmission
  • Reduced Study due to Disability
  • Reduced Study due to Employment and Employment Verification
  • Academic Probation  
  • Dismissal  
  • Distinctions and Honors

Courses & Grades

Click here for more information about Academic Policies relating courses, grades, and examinations.  You'll find information pertaining to the following:

  • Passed/Not Passed Grading Option
  • Incomplete Grades
  • Repeating Courses 
  • Transferring Course Work
  • AP Exam Equivalency Chart
  • Intercampus Visitor 
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Cross-Registration Programs with other Schools
  • UC Extention Credit

Undergraduate Requirements

Click here for more information about Academic Policies relating to the three levels of requirements for undergraduates in CNR.  You'll find information pertaining to the following:

  • University Requirements
  • CNR College Requirements
  • Major Requirements