Shown below is a list of resources that I find helpful and consult all the time if I have a question about anything. In addition, whenever I help people about classes or general advice, most of that information is pulled from these websites. I will be adding on to this if I find more resources, and I hope it helps you as well!
Haas School of Business: The place to visit when you want to consult all official information about Haas. If you’re interested about yourself and admission, be sure to check out the undergraduate portion of the website.
Haas Undergraduate Students Blog: The Haas School of Business also has a WordPress that gives you a sense of what Haas undergrads are doing and how they go about their daily lives. This is also opinion of many students rather than just one. However, these students are employed by the school to write, so these posts contain both official and sponsored information. I would suggest reading some blog posts to gain a second view!
Haas Admission Information
Haas Graduation Requirements – A course list of everything required to graduate from the Haas School of Business.
Haas Undergraduate Application – For more detailed information and an application timeline.
Haas Admission Class Profile – Updated per incoming Haas class.
Online Schedule of Classes – While there are many ways to figure out courses you are eligible to take, Berkeley’s Online Schedule of Classes is the most official way to view such classes. It is typically updated the first Friday in October for the Spring Semester and the second Friday in March for the Fall Semester. When they are first released, it is still under the guise of the previous year, but don’t let that fool you! Check out the courses they offer when it’s time, and if it has been updated to the next year, those are the classes that are going to be offered for that new semester. Thus, this resource is the first place you will be hearing about new courses, and it also provides you real-time info about enrollment as well as shows if you are eligible to get in the class or not (if you click on more information for the class you want for both factors).
Telebears Calendar – Shows you when you can sign up for courses (Phase 1, Phase 2, Adjustment Period, and open hours).
ScheduleBuilder – The official schedule building website of Berkeley. It shows you which textbooks are required for which classes, the grade distribution, and course enrollment. The search engine is also ordered by whether or not the course is offered in the given semester, and also has an option for friends to compare current and previous schedules. Based off of and pulls information from NinjaCourses. It is updated once a day, so information is not in real-time. Note: ScheduleBuilder and NinjaCourses are both used equally and have different features with their own pros and cons. I myself use both.
NinjaCourses – The first schedule building website that has now expanded into many UC campuses. It shows you which textbooks are required for which classes, ratings of the professors, and course enrollment. The search engine has no order and just shows all the courses that have been offered, and it also has an option for friends to compare current and previous schedules. It was bought by Berkeley and was created into ScheduleBuilder, but is currently is own entity. It pulls information from Online Schedule of Classes and is updated once a day, so information is not in real-time. Note: ScheduleBuilder and NinjaCourses are both used equally and have different features with their own pros and cons. I myself use both.
RateMyProfessor – Another resource to check the ratings of Berkeley professors.
Berkeley Bulletin – A list of all courses that have been offered at Berkeley.
L&S Breadth Search Engine – The official search engine for courses that fulfill the various breadth and other requirements (like American Cultures and Reading and Composition). It is organized by current offerings of the classes.
BerkeleyTime – A website that has effectively combined class ratings, workload, grade distribution, and requirements search engine into a visually appealing manner. It pulls information from Online Schedule of Classes and the L&S Breadth Search Engine.
Syllabi for Haas Courses – A database of all the syllabi that have been used in the past. Only syllabi that have been submitted by the professor to the database are available, so this list is not comprehensive. However, it does give you a sense of what to expect in any given class. Extremely helpful for upper division classes.
List of Berkeley Majors – A list of all the majors that Berkeley has to offer. You can check out this website to see if you’d be interested in any other discipline!
I am a crazy planner and Excel wizard. Down below, I have some templates that you can download and use to get you started for your own planning! I have consolidated them all in one, and you are free to use whichever you like. Below is a visual implementation from my own schedule. Download the Planners!
Note: It’s good to be flexible about four-year plans. I myself have revised this plan a billion time (in multiple formats of course), and it will continue to be revised until I graduate. It’s best to keep your options open, and see what you have to do to get there!
Another Note: I am not triple minoring or majoring. I am set on majoring in Business and minoring in Chinese and Linguistics. At various points in time, I considered majoring in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or Psychology. I have left the requirements for those three on there just to see how much I could actually fulfill!
Schedule – Color Coded by Type of Activity and Requirements Fulfilled
Schedule – Color Coded by Degree of Freedom
Times for Office Hours. Bold Boxes indicate available to attend.
Requirements Tracker – organized by majors, minors and requirements necessary. Each horizontal section represents a semester, and each class goes under the area of the type of requirement it satisfies. If it doesn’t satisfy any requirement, it goes under “fun”. Following each semester is another visual representation of all the requirements necessary to complete each discipline. When courses have been completed, the color that relates to the semester is applied to the course box within this section. It is organized by a pre-requisite cluster, core cluster, and elective cluster.