Enrollment Guidelines


  • Some math classes are impacted.
  • Enrollments are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To sign up for a Math class:

  1. Add the class through CalCentral.
  2. In signing up for a lower-division math class, or an upper-division class with discussion sections, you must sign up for both the lecture and one of the corresponding discussion sections. 
  3. If you cannot immediately add a class, you should try to put yourself on the waitlist. (Or in the case of lower-division classes which do not have waiting lists, please email enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu to let us know if you are interested in adding a class which is full.)
  4. Avoid adding a class or section you know ahead of time that you will not be able to attend; you might not be able to switch to another section that does work with your schedule later.
  5. Wait lists (for those classes that have them) are processed automatically by CalCentral, not by the department. 

See here for a complete "Cal Central Enrollment Guide for Students".

The good news: We do see about 10% of students enrolled at the start of instruction drop the class, so it is possible to enroll in a class that is closed near the beginning of term. You should attend class and discussion section from day one, turn in homework, etc., if you intend to enroll in the class should space opens up.

Please note that as of October 2017 we have a new policy for enrollment in Math 104, 110, 113, 128A and 185:
During "Phase 1" of registration, seats in these five upper-division courses will be saved for students who have a declared major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and for undeclared students in the College of Letters & Science.  Graduate students, undergraduates from outside of Letters & Science, and declared Letters & Science students who aren't double or triple majoring with Mathematics or Applied Mathematics can either add to the waiting list during Phase 1 or wait until Phase 2 to add these courses.   The department remains committed to doing our best to meet the demand for math courses from all students of all majors.