Change of College

Students in colleges other than Letters & Science who feel that their educational goals could best be met with a degree in L&S are welcome to petition for a change of college. Please attend a Change of College Workshop for information about the petition process. Then you meet individually with an L&S College Adviser for review with a completed petition. The petition period for the fall semester is the first day of fall instruction through November 1; the petition period for the spring semester is the first day of spring instruction through June 1.

Students petitioning to L&S must have completed at least one semester of course work at Berkeley and must not have accrued more than 90 units (including work in progress).

Considerations for Admission to L&S

How to Petition

Students with fewer than 60 units completed submit

  • Signed Undergraduate Change of College petition
  • Written statement describing academic plans and reasons for requesting admission into the College of Letters & Science

Students with 60 or more units completed prepare

Incomplete or late petitions will not be accepted or reviewed. Petitions will be reviewed during 30 minute pre-scheduled appointments with a College Adviser at 206 Evans Hall.