Cognitive Science Advising

Our team of professional staff and student peer advisors are here to help you navigate the many options available to you, and make the most of your time at UC Berkeley. 

Get the Help you Need

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Declare the CogSci Major After you have finished the prerequisite courses,  submit the declaration form and completion plan. Questions: visit a peer advisor 
Plan courses for next semester, understand major requirements. consider a double major or minor.  First stop: peer advisors. They are trained in advising and have first-hand experience with curriculum in CogSci and related programs. 
Enroll in classes, interpret CalCentral error messages, understand why all the seats are reserved.  First, read the enrollment tips page. It explains all CogSci course enrollment practices and policies. Questions: reach out to the community via the EdStem, or visit the peer advisors
To fix an error on my Academic Progress Report (including double major overlap problems)  Submit a request via our APR Correction Request form. An advisor will reach out once it is completed. 
Petition a course (at Berkeley or another institution-including abroad) to count as a Cognitive Science upper division elective.  Fill out our CogSci Elective Petition Form. An advisor will respond via email. 
Get a signature on any form that needs to be reviewed and signed by a major advisor (like: CPT, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, EGT change, double major, program plan).  You can submit any form that requires a simple review and signature at our signature request form. An advisor will return it to you via email. 
Explore career options Check out our Career Exploration page, consider applying for the CogSci Career Catalyst, and book a 30-minute appointment with a counselor at the Career Engagement Center. 
Find and apply to work in a CogSci-related lab.  First, review our Research Resources, and explore the EdStem and the Weekly Opportunities (where we publish any calls for research and other jobs). 
Study Abroad as a CogSci Major First, review the Study Abroad page on our website as well as the study abroad site. You can also visit the Study Abroad Office, which is located in 160 Stephens Hall.  Questions: visit a Peer Advisor. 
Become a CogSci Peer Advisor First stop: peer advisors
Explore the Honor's Program First, begin talking to professors and lab coworkers about a potential project. Once you are nearing your 6th term,  carefully review the Honor's Program page. Then, if you still have questions about procedures, reach out to Catherine Byrne
Make a late change to my class schedule, move my Expected Graduation Term, apply for readmission, change college, or any other L&S Advising-specific task These are all actions that must be taken through the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising. First, find the appropriate form/petition here. If you still have questions, visit the L&S Virtual Front Desk to get an answer quickly. 
Anything else:  Visit a Cogsci Peer Advisor first. They can help address almost any concern. If they cannot resolve your issue, visit a major advisor at Drop-in or via a virtual or in-person appointment. 

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