Change of College

Students in colleges other than Letters and Science who feel that their educational goals could best be met with a degree in L&S are welcome to apply for a change of college. Please attend a Change of College Workshop for information about the application process and to discuss your situation in detail. If after attending a workshop you have further questions, you may meet individually with an L&S adviser. The application period for the fall semester is the first day of fall instruction through November 1; the application period for the spring semester is the first day of spring instruction through June 1.

Students applying 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 Apply

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 and Science

Students with 60 or more units completed submit

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Decisions will be sent by email within 4 to 6 weeks. Please submit applications to 206 Evans Hall.