Application for Independent Study and Research Units

This form applies to Independent Study and Research (99 and 199 courses). It is also used to enroll in units for Sponsored Undergraduate Research (SPUR) and as a DeCal Facilitator. Please read this form carefully and obtain all required signatures before turning in. More about independent study

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Change of College or Major

This form is used to declare a major or change majors in CNR. If you are currently a CNR student, you must meet the requirements on this page to declare. If you are not a CNR student, you must meet these requirements to declare. To declare or change a major in the College of Letters and Science, obtain a “Petition to Declare a Major” from the College. To declare or change majors in any other colleges, please consult with the appropriate college.

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Honors Program Enrollment Form

The 2018-2019 Honors enrollment form is due in Fall on September 5th and Spring on February 6th. Please read the instructions carefully for more information about which signatures are required.

More about the Honors Program

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Declare Double Major

This form is used to declare a double major (two majors within the College of Natural Resources).

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Declare Simultaneous Degrees

This form is used to declare simultaneous degrees (a degree in the College of Natural Resources and a degree in another UC Berkeley college or school).

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Employment Verification Form for Reduced-Study List

This form is required to obtain approval to take less than 12 units because of your employment commitments.

**The 12 unit minimum change is a new CNR policy as of Spring 2020**

More about Employment Verification

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Reduced Course Load Due to Caregiving and Other Reasons

This form is required to obtain approval to take fewer than 12 units due to caregiving commitments and other reasons beyond employment. Graduating seniors that wish to take a reduced course load can reach out to their major advisor to be sent the appropriate form. 

Also note: 
Completing less than 12 units may affect your financial aid. Be sure to speak to the Office of Financial Aid about your study plan before making any changes.
International students going below 12 units will also need to seek approval from the BIO office for a reduced course load. 

**The 12 unit minimum change is a new CNR policy as of Spring 2020**

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Minor Declaration Form

This form is used to declare any minor in the College of Natural Resources.  Please be sure to obtain a signature from your major advisor before submitting the form to 260 Mulford. You can find a list of minors within the College of Natural Resources here.

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Request an Additional Semester

This form is used to request additional semesters. The petition is intended for students with extenuating circumstances. Approval is not guaranteed. 

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Program Planning Form

This form is used to assist students in planning out their course schedule for future semesters.

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SPUR Summer Learning Contract

Please fill out this sheet if you DO NOT want to receive units for Summer for SPUR, but would still like to complete a SPUR project. For more information about SPUR, please visit our SPUR webpage.

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Berkeley Dual Enrollment (for UC Berkeley Students taking classes elsewhere)

This form is for full-time UC Berkeley students wishing to take one or more courses at another institution simultaneously. The form must be completed and turned in before registering at another institution.

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Registration Form

Students are required to fill out this form before meeting with their advisor to plan next semester's schedule. During their advising appointment, the advisor will review the form and release the student's advising hold on CalCentral. Students will be able to enroll in coursework once the hold has been successfully released and their Phase 1 has begun. 

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Extend Incomplete Grade

Fill out this petition and have your professor sign it if you are requesting more time to complete work for a class where you have an incomplete grade. Incomplete grades are given at the faculty's discretion.

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Student's Petition

This petition is used infrequently, but in circumstances in which the request being asked falls outside of the forms listed above, you can fill out a Student's Petition form. Consult an advisor to make sure this is the correct form to use, and be as descriptive as possible when explaining your situation. 

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Late Petition to Change Class Schedule 

If you have extenuating circumstances and would like to request a course add, drop, or grading option change after the deadline, you must first consult with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will discuss your options with you and will give you the Late Petition to Change Class Schedule Form and the Instructor Statement Form if needed. Approvals are rarely granted and you must be able to explain your circumstance and provide documentation. 

Please note: The College of Natural Resources' late change of schedule differs from other colleges on campus; documentation of extenuating circumstances is required and no late drop is guaranteed. 

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