Enrollment Information for Non-Chemistry Majors

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Contact Lucia Briggs, Enrollment Manager, in 332 Latimer Hall, or email luciab@berkeley.edu

FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT INFO

Non-Chemistry Majors

Department of Chemistry
Information on this page refers to Fall 2018

This webpage is designed to give you the latest information on the lower division courses offered by the College of Chemistry. It will cover basic information, as well as enrolling and/or waitlisting for the Chemistry courses you wish to take. Hopefully it will answer many of your questions, and give you information on what to expect over the months between now and the start of the Fall 2018 semester. For up to date information on course and section availability, see the schedule of classes. For any questions that are not answered, contact the Enrollment Manager Lucia Briggs, in 332 Latimer Hall.

The number of laboratory sections in each class is set, and we do not anticipate opening any additional sections. It has happened occasionally in the past, but it's not typical. If a new section is opened and you are on the waitlist, you will be contacted. All waitlisted students will be contacted in the last week before classes start, and informed of their options, and the likelihood that they will eventually get enrolled in a lab.

Prerequisites are checked either electronically or manually. If you do not meet the prerequisite for a class by the first day of classes, you will be dropped from the class.

The courses covered on this webpage are:

CHEM 1A, 1AL
CHEM 3A, 3AL
CHEM 3B, 3BL
CHEM 4A
CHEM 12A

Important dates to remember for Fall 2018

Note: the start dates below are general - your own appointment begins with your own start date, and goes through the end of the Phase.

ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR NEW STUDENTS

Starts: Monday, July 16 (transfer students)
Starts: Friday, July 18 (freshman)
Ends: Sunday, August 12th

PHASE 1 (for continuing students)

Starts: Monday, April 16
Ends: Friday, June 15

PHASE 2 (for continuing students)

Starts: Monday, July 23
Ends: Sunday, August 12

ADJUSTMENT PERIOD

Starts: Monday, August 13

CLASSES BEGIN

Starts: Wednesday, August 22

Class Time Conflicts

The Chemistry Department does not allow for time conflicts between any classes, except if one is webcast. Your attendance and participation in regular lectures, discussions and labs is required. Students are also responsible for avoiding conflicts with any evening exams.

As always, it is the student's responsibility to plan their schedule carefully. Departments and faculty are not required or expected to accommodate student's schedule conflicts, and the Instructor of Record may decline to enroll or Instructor Drop a student from a class if they cannot be present for all scheduled activities.

If you need a time conflict override with a webcast course, please fill out this form.

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CHEM 1A and 1AL

General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors

Prerequisite: High School Chemistry is recommended, but not required.
Note: If you have scored a 4 or 5 on the Chemistry AP Exam, you are exempt from 1A and 1AL, and may enroll directly into CHEM 3A and 3AL.

  • CHEM 1A and 1AL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 1A must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 1AL.
  • Because of the required discussion section componen, you should plan to enroll in the Lecture (CHEM 1A) first, in Phase 1, before enrolling in CHEM 1AL.
  • CHEM 1A Extra: This section of CHEM 1A is by Instructor Consent only.
  • In CHEM 1AL, sign up for the lab section that fits your schedule, because there are no lab section swaps allowed. The ONLY exception to that is if you are swapping with another person. In that case, both students must come together to meet with Rose Beeler in 211 Latimer, and she will facilitate the swap.
  • If you are enrolled in 1AL, but are not concurrently enrolled in 1A or have not passed 1A with a C- or better, then you will be dropped from the class because you will be ineligible.

CHEM 1AL Waitlist: There is only one lab section waitlist for each lab day/time slot. That one waitlist feeds into any sections that meet on that day at that time.

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CHEM 3A and 3AL

1st Semester Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A is the prerequisite for 3A, 1AL is the prerequisite for 3AL, and CHEM 4A can be used as the prerequisite for CHEM 3A and 3AL (with a passing grade of a C- or better). If you have passed the chemistry AP exam with either a 4 or a 5, you may enroll directly into CHEM 3A and 3AL.

Drop Deadline: CHEM 3A is an EDD (Early Drop Deadline) class. The last day to drop the class is the Friday of the second week of classes, the 31st of August, 2018.

  • If you plan to take both classes, enroll in 3AL in Phase 1, as that is the more difficult course to get into. 3A normally still has space when Phase 2 starts.
  • CHEM 3A and 3AL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 3A must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 3AL. If taken concurrently, if the student fails 3A, they must repeat it and pass with a C- or better before going on to CHEM 3B.
  • Enroll in the lab section that best fits your schedule. You may switch CHEM 3AL sections until the end of Phase 2. After the start of the adjustment period, you may only swap sections if you are switching with someone. In that case BOTH students must come together to see Lucia Briggs in 332 Latimer Hall to facilitate the switch.

CHEM 3AL Waitlist: There is only one lab section waitlist for each lab day/time slot. That one waitlist feeds into any sections that meet on that day at that time.

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CHEM 3B and 3BL

2nd Semester Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors.

Prerequisite: CHEM 3A is the prerequisite for 3B, 3AL is the prerequisite for 3BL, and CHEM 12A may be used as the prerequisite for 3B/3BL (with a passing grade of C- or better).

Drop Deadline: CHEM 3B is an EDD (Early Drop Deadline) class. The last day to drop the class is the Friday,of the second week of classes, the 31st of August, 2018.

  • If you plan to take both 3B and 3BL, you should enroll in 3BL in Phase 1, as that is the more difficult course to get into. 3B normally still has space when Phase 2 starts.
  • CHEM 3B and 3BL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 3B must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 3BL.
  • Enroll in the lab section that you can fit into your schedule. If you are enrolled in a section, you may switch sections up until the end of Phase 2. After the start of the adjustment period, you may only swap sections if you are switching with someone. In that case BOTH students must come together to see Lucia Briggs in 332 Latimer Hall to facilitate the switch.

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CHEM 4A

General Chemistry for Majors

Only College of Chemistry majors may enroll in CHEM 4A through the end of Phase 2. If you wish to take 4A and you are not a CoC student, enroll in CHEM 1A and 1AL. When the Adjustment period begins, you may try and swap out of 1AL and into 4A. It is suggested that you swap 1AL for 4A, because if the swap is unsuccessful, you will still be enrolled in CHEM 1A.

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CHEM 12A

1st Semester Organic Chemistry for Majors

Only College of Chemistry majors may enroll in CHEM 12A through the end of Phase 2. If you wish to take 12A and you are not a CoC student, enroll in CHEM 3A and 3AL. When the Adjustment period begins, you may try and swap out of 3AL and into 12A. It is suggested that you swap 3AL for 12A, because if the swap is unsuccessful, you will still be enrolled in CHEM 3A.

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Notes from the Enrollment Manager

Updated 7.16.2018

CHEM 1A/1AL
If you are enrolling in CHEM 1A Section 004, and are also enrolling in CHEM 1AL, you should receive an email with detailed instructions on your enrollment procedures no later than Tuesday 7/17, by 5:00 pm.

CHEM 3AL
Lab lecture section 002, Fridays 12-1pm, is now FULL and CLOSED. If you wish to take CHEM 3AL this Fall, please plan on enrolling in lab lecture section 001, which meets from 5-6PM on Wednesdays.

CHEM 3BL
Lab lecture section 002, Wednesdays from 3-4pm, is also FULL and CLOSED. If you wish to take CHEM 3BL this Fall, please plan on enrolling in lab lecture section 001, which meets from 4-5PM on Fridays.