How To Declare

Declaring CogSci

Students who have met the declaration requirements can submit their application via the online form below. 

Join the Cog Sci community on Piazza with this link: piazza.com/berkeley/other/cogsci 

Upcoming CogSci major declaration deadlines:

  • January 21 - March 13, 2020: Deadline to submit for students who want to declare before Summer 2020. CogSci staff will evaluate all applications submitted during this window AFTER the window closes. Our goal is to have all students declared before Phase 2 begins for the upcoming term. 
  • UPDATE: All submisisons have been processed for Spring 2020. If you submitted and have not yet been declared, please contact Catherine or MacKenzie via email.

In order to streamline our declaration and enrollment processes, the Cognitive Science program will implement a deadline system for major declaration.

Every Fall & Spring semester, beginning in Spring 2019, we will accept major declaration form submissions from the first day of instruction until the add-drop deadline. During Summer term, we will we will accept major declaration form submissions from the first day of instruction until the end of the first week of Session C.

Students may submit their application in the term during which they have completed or are enrolled in their final prerequisite course(s).  Major declaration forms can be submitted via our online google form below. We do not review declaration forms during in-person appointments, nor do we accept hard copy forms. 

For students already declared in another major and wishing to add Cognitive Science, please submit the CogSci form through the Google form below. Students will find a field to attach the Double Major form from L&S advising. Once your CogSci declaration is approved, advisors will return a signed PDF of the L&S form to the student via email. Then, students can submit the form to their other major and to L&S advising. 

For student declared in CogSci who wish to add a second major, feel free to email the double major form from L&S to a CogSci advisor. Or, bring a hard copy to an appointment. 

We do not accept late submissions. Students who miss the deadline must wait until the next term to submit their declaration forms. 

Students who have completed all prerequisites at the time of submission can expect their declaration to be finalized within three weeks of the deadline. Students who will complete their prerequisites at the end of the submission term can expect their declaration to be finalized within three weeks of the end of that term. 

CogSci Major Declaration Form

If the form is not active, you can use the following spreadsheet to plan and then upload your copy when the form opens again.