Making It Personal

To support Berkeley’s advising mission of providing advising from recruitment to graduation, the Advising team’s goal is to provide both students and their advisors with more streamlined, centrally located services that make sense for what you need to accomplish.

To do this, we want to talk with YOU!

We need your assistance to gather, review, and test the elements of your majors and minors.  The information we gather will allow us to create and streamline business processes and workflows that best suit your departmental needs.

Business Processes Included in the SIS Project

Business Process Delivery Date   Business Process Delivery Date
Dashboard March 2016   Shared Notes August 2016
Academic Planner March 2016   Appointments August 2016
Workflow March 2016   Managing Advising (Degree Audit) September 2016

What's Changing

The SIS Advising team is actively engaging the campus community to gain a better understanding of the overall advising process. Over the course of the next year, we will be scheduling individual department meetings to review your program requirements.


Advising FAQ Videos:

How will our already heavy work-load be impacted by the new SIS?


How are you ensuring communication with all involved; and how is that information being updated?


Will there be training on all aspects of the new system?


Will systems still talk to each other?



How We'll Engage

We want your requirements! Whether from the Academic Guide, department memos, handbooks, course catalogs, or websites; we want to know what you use to advise your students. Information you provide will directly affect your students and how you do your advising.

Summer Visits

How to Get Ready

While we will sit down with you individually to discuss your program’s efforts and requirements, you can prepare for your meeting by gathering some important information:

  • Which degrees do you confer (even if you don’t admit into them)?
  • Do you award any minor(s)?
  • What are your current graduation requirements (optional and mandatory) for each degree?
    • Have they changed since 2012? If so, when and how?
    • What courses have EVER been accepted for this degree?  If they weren’t accepted before but are accepted now (or vice versa), when do/did you start/stop accepting those courses?
  • Do you have areas of emphasis or concentration that you track, either formally or informally?

SIS to Launch Fall 2016 Enrollment through CalCentral - Replacing Tele-BEARS

Effective this spring, students registering for fall 2016 classes will no longer need to access Tele-BEARS, DARS, Schedule Builder, and other campus applications to plan for and enroll in classes. Instead, they will access information and enroll in classes through their existing CalCentral student portal:

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Cal Central Demo

From a Student’s My Academics page on CalCentral, they will see a new “Class Enrollment” card on the right hand side of the screen. The newly designed enrollment experience is very prescriptive and aims to help students find all the tools and information they need from planning and meeting with an advisor, through enrolling in and adjusting their classes. There are six steps that a student can follow. All but the Enroll step are optional. From here a student can:

  1. See who their advisor is
  2. Access and update their new 4-year planner
  3. Explore class offerings and access the new Schedule of Classes
  4. Plan out alternative schedules for the semester (Schedule Builder replacement)
  5. Enroll in classes
  6. Make class or section adjustments