Getting into EE Classes

Note:  After reading the explanations below, students who need EE-enrollment advice should visit the EE Scheduler in 205 Cory or email ee-scheduling@eecs.berkeley.edu

For EE enrollment drop-in hours, visit 205 Cory Mon-Fri 1-4pm. Check EECS 101 Piazza, for any drop-in hour changes.

*Please note that enrollment policies are subject to change.

F18 EECS Enrollment Policy reminder

Bypassing wait list and/or reserve caps is NOT permitted

It has come to our attention that a glitch in the enrollment system MAY still allow students to bypass reserve requirements and jump the wait list for classes. Please be aware that EECS Enrollment Managers will periodically check to see if enrolled students meet the reserve caps.

Any student enrolled in a class who does not meet current reserve caps will be un-enrolled from the class and dropped to the end of the wait list.

It is the EECS department’s policy that wait lists and reserve capacities are enforced and any ‘accidental’ enrollment allowed by CalCentral does not give students a valid claim to a seat in the class.

Lower Division Classes

EE 16A

  1. Any first-year EECS, Undeclared College of Engineering student, or new EECS transfer student may enroll directly into this class.

  2. Any first-year Undeclared Letters & Science student (Computer-Science intended) may enroll directly into this class provided there is space.

  3. A small number of seats will be held for second-year EECS, declared-CS, and Undeclared-COE students until Phase II ends.

  4. A small number of seats will be held for EECS and declared-CS juniors and seniors, and other College of Engineering majors (outside of EECS) until Phase II ends.

  5. Students who fall outside of the above categories may add themselves to the waitlist and will be added during the Adjustment Period, if space allows.

EE 16A is a heavily impacted course.  Students who fall into categories 2-5 may wish to use Phase I units to enroll in this course.  Transfer students — as well as first or second-year undergraduates who have received community college units while in high school — who have difficulty enrolling should contact ee-scheduling@eecs.berkeley.edu.

Once the Adjustment Period begins, all unused seats in the above categories will be released and we will process the waitlist in order.  Neither major status nor class standing will impact enrollment at this point.

EE 16B

  1. Any first-year EECS, first-year undeclared College of Engineering student, first-year EECS transfer student, or Fall sophomore EECS major may enroll directly into this class.

  2. Any first-year Undeclared Letters & Science student (Computer-Science intended) may enroll directly into this class provided there is space.

  3. A small number of seats will be held for second-year declared-CS, and Undeclared-COE students.

  4. A small number of seats will be held for declared CS juniors and seniors and non-EECS, College of Engineering majors.

  5. Students who fall outside of the above categories may add themselves to the waitlist and will be added during the Adjustment Period if space allows. Please note that EE 16A is a prerequisite for EE 16B.

Transfer students — as well as first or second year undergraduates who have received community college units while in high school — who have difficulty enrolling should contact ee-scheduling@eecs.berkeley.edu.

When the Adjustment Period begins, all unused reserved seats will be released and we will process the waitlist in order. Neither major status nor class standing will impact enrollment at this point.

CalCentral Enrollment Information for EE Lower-Division Classes: For EE16A and EE16B, you may be enrolled in one discussion section, but attend a different one. When enrolling in these classes, students should select the lecture, a lab section, and discussion section 999. DIS 999 has no schedule associated with it and its capacity is equal to that of the lecture. Students will not actually attend DIS 999; they will instead attend a real discussion that is open and works with their schedule. The schedules of actual DIS sections are visible on classes.berkeley.edu. You may attend any DIS section as long as there is a seat in the classroom. If the class is full, you will need to attend a different section. You must attend the lab section in which you are enrolled.

EL ENG Upper Division Classes

In Phase I, any undergraduate student can enroll directly into these courses. Due to the increase in popularity of EE courses, we suggest using your Phase I units for many of the most impacted EE courses (including, but not limited to: EE 105, EECS C106A/B, EE 120, EECS 126, and EECS 127).

During the Adjustment Period we will process the waitlist in order, regardless of major. Neither major status nor class standing will impact enrollment at this point.

EL ENG Graduate Classes

Undergraduate enrollment into EE graduate classes requires instructor approval and is usually not dependent on waitlist position. In order to ensure that all matriculated graduate students are given access to graduate courses, undergraduates will not be enrolled until the Adjustment Period.

Once the Adjustment Period begins, please email the instructor and copy ee-scheduling@eecs.berkeley.edu. Students should include their Student ID number as well as their preferred secondary section numbers, if applicable. Once instructor approval is given, you will be enrolled, space permitting.