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Introduction

The Academic Progress Report (APR) is a degree progress tool available to Rausser College of Natural Resources undergraduates under the CalCentral “My Academics” tab in the "Degree Progress" card.

The APR is designed to track progress toward completing degree requirements, including: University, Campus, Rausser College, Major, and Minor Requirements, if applicable. Please read this webpage for important information and then review the APR accordingly.  If you need to report an error, please review the instructions at the end of this page.  Please note that college course transfer credit for Fall 2020 freshmen and transfer students may not post until October 2020.

Note that the APR is configured for students admitted to UC Berkeley Fall 2016 or later.  If you were admitted prior to Fall 2016, please contact your advisor for a degree audit.

What is the APR?

The APR tracks progress toward completion of degree requirements. These requirements include:

University of California Requirements

  • Entry Level Writing
  • American History
  • American Institutions
  • Overall GPA

UC Berkeley Campus Requirement

  • American Cultures
  • Minimum Total Units
  • 1/3 Passed Grade Limit
  • Senior Residence

Rausser College of Natural Resources Requirements & Major Requirements: 

  • Reading and Composition
  • College Unit Requirements
  • All Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

  • All Minor Requirements

How to use the APR

The APR tool is in its initial stages of release for Rausser College undergraduates; therefore, we expect that the APR will not be 100% accurate for most students. Nonetheless, we encourage you to run your APR and report any errors to us (see below). With your participation, the APR can become more accurate and can be developed into a tool that students can reliably use to track their degree progress.

  1. Log into CalCentral.
     
  2. Navigate to the "My Academics" tab, go to "Degree Progress" in the middle column and click on the "View Degree Progress" link.
     
  3. Note that the APR is organized in a hierarchical format – course requirements are categorized according to University and Campus Requirements, College Requirements, each student’s respective Major Requirements, and Additional Coursework.
     
  4. The Academic Objective and Academic Summary windows present information about major(s), graduation terms, cumulative GPA and others.
     
  5. You can choose from the options to Collapse All or Expand All tabs based on your preference. Click on View Report as PDF to save a version of the current report.
     
  6. Be sure to understand the course status icons as they indicate whether a course has been Taken (or “Satisfied,” “Completed”, or “Used”) or is In Progress. If the In Progress course is not completed with an acceptable grade, the requirement status will change back to Not Satisfied. Please note that for requirements that must be completed with a letter grade, a course completed with a Passed grade is not acceptable. Be sure to confirm whether or not a letter grade is required before changing a grading option for an In Progress course.
     
  7. Requirements may also be Satisfied (or “Taken,” “Completed”, or “Used”) with transfer credit. Please note that these courses will appear as their UC Berkeley equivalent. For example, if a course was completed at Berkeley City College and it is equivalent to a UC Berkeley course, the UC Berkeley course will appear on the APR. The format of the posted grade, however, which begins with a T (e.g. TA), will identify that the requirement was completed with a transfer course. If there is no direct equivalent for a transfer course to a UC Berkeley course, it will appear as a pseudo course (e.g. HISTORY TRLD) in the APR. For more information please refer to the Transfer Credit Report.

How to report errors in the APR

You may find that the APR is missing information, miscalculating units, or inaccurately reflecting completion of requirements. Please use the below methods to report errors.  Please note that transfer credit for Fall 2020 transfer students will not post until October 2020. 

For University and/or Campus Requirements

Open a case with Cal Student Central to report errors with any of the following:

  • Entry Level Writing
  • American History
  • American Institutions
  • Overall GPA
  • American Cultures
  • Minimum Total Units
  • 1/3 Passed Grade Limit
  • Senior Residence

For College and/or Major Requirements

Please fill out the "Academic Progress Report Correction Request for Rausser College Requirements" form to bring the error to our attention.

  • Reading and Composition
  • College Unit Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Minor Requirements

Difficulty accessing the APR in CalCentral?

For technical assistance with CalCentral, please contact SIS Support by phone at 510-664-9000 (press option 6 to reach SIS support) or by email at sishelp@berkeley.edu.

Questions about degree and/or minor requirements?

First, review your academic record on CalCentral and information provided on our website.

If you have further questions about degree and/or minor requirements, please contact your Rausser Undergraduate Advisor.