New Functionality

Students

My Academics - Transfer Credit card and Transfer Credit Report

  • Students can view their Transfer Credit summary data and can access their Transfer Credit Report on the My Academics page.

 

My Academics - Academic Records card - Request Transcript

  • All undergraduate and graduate students (including Law) can now access links to request official transcripts and enrollment verification via the Academic Records card on their My Academics page.

 

My Academics - Class Enrollment card - Berkeley Academic Guide link

  • Students can now access the Berkeley Academic Guide via a new link in the Schedule of Classes section of their Class Enrollment card.

 

My Finances - Billing Summary

  • Billing Summary no longer displays the “Prior to Fall 2016” card or “Fall 2016” label. Students can access this information via the “View Transactions Prior to Fall 2016” link on their Billing Summary Details page.

 
 

Advisors

Advisor Dashboard - My Appointments

  • Under the Advisor Dashboard’s Advising Resources card, advisors can now access a new My Appointments link under the Tools section. Here, advisors can now link their bCal to the appointments tool and set up their appointment settings.

 
Student Overview - Transfer Credit card and Transfer Credit Report
  • Advisors can now access a student’s Transfer Credit summary data and Transfer Credit Report from the Student Overview page.

 

Student Overview - Semesters and Class Enrollment

  • Advisors can no longer view the Semesters and Class Enrollment cards directly in the Advisor Dashboard. Advisors may continue to access this information for students via the View As function.

    Important: Please note that the Academic Plan card will replace Semesters and Class Enrollment cards. However, the Academic Plan card is still under development and is expected to be released in January. This card will allow advisors to compare a student’s Multi-Year Planner courses to the actual courses they enrolled in by semester. (It enables advisors to identify when a student has altered their planned course toward graduation.)

 

Advisor Dashboard - Academic Progress Report and What-If Reports

  • In addition to being able to access the Academic Progress Report and What-If Reports links from a student’s Student Overview page, advisors will now also be able to access them via the Advisor Dashboard’s Advising Resources card.

 

Instructors

CalCentral - Final Grade Submission 

Grading opens on December 12.* Instructors will access their Fall 2016 grade rosters and submit final grades for fall semester 2016 via the My Academics tab in CalCentral.

  • Prior to December 12, we suggest that instructors: 1) go to CalCentral to confirm that they can see their courses and 2) preview the Uploading Final Grades via Spreadsheet job aid to prepare for the changes. (If an instructor's course is not visible in their CalCentral dashboard, they should contact their unit's enrollment manager for assistance.)

  • *Final Grade Submission for the Berkeley Law school starts December 5. Details will be communicated directly to impacted instructors and staff by the Law school.

 

 


 

Upcoming

eForms

  • The "Special Enrollment Petitions" eForm is expected to be released in mid-December. The Special Enrollment Petitions eForm covers requests for Filing Fee, in Absentia, and Parental Leave.

  • The "Higher Education Degree Committee" eForm is still under development and its release date is pending. We will update you via email when more information is available. The Higher Education Degree Committee eForm is a three-in-one form that covers Qualifying Exam Committee request, Advance to Candidacy Committee request and Reconstitution of a committee.

Release 7.2 (November 2016)
New functionality for students includes an academic summary page. Staff functionality upgrades include updates to transcripts in CalCentral. Advisor functionality upgrades include Dashboards, transfer credit summaries, Academic Progress Reports, Personal Summary Cards, and other tools. Advising Notes were also reconfigured based on user recommendations.
 
 
Release 7.1 (October 2016)
New functionality for student includes MyFinances for continuing students in fall 2016 and MyDashboard for Haas School students. Staff now have access to historical data viewing on CARS, student success reports, admits, and withdrawals. Unpaid CARS balances are now only available in CalCentral. Instructors now have access to the MyAcademics Enrollment Section Overview.
 
Go-Live 7 (September 2016)
New student functionality includes GPA Calculator improvements and display of Terms in Attendance and Expected Graduation Term for undergraduate students. Staff with access can now view a student's Student ID number (SID) and Terms in Attendance and Expected Graduation Term for undergraduate students, as well as General Bio-Demographic reports. New Item Type Award Entry forms for staff are now automated.
 
Go-Live 6 (August 2016)
Students can make Fall 2016 enrollment verification requests directly through CalCentral. Student scholarships, financial aid, and institutional awards are now being disbursed to eligible undergraduate and graduate students (including law). Students and their delegates can now view account activity in near real time in their CalCentral billing account. Staff with Advisor Role can now view Fall 2016 activity, including fee assessment, new charges, payments. Beginning in mid-August, aid disbursement and refunds will also be available.​
 
Go-Live 5 (March 2016)
Students can now view their enrollment appointments (available today) and enroll in fall semester 2016 classes in CalCentral. Other new CalCentral features include: scheduling advisor appointments; giving delegated access to selected trusted individuals; paying university bills with a credit card; and having all financial aid and billing information in one place. Staff with advising roles can now assign students to an academic advisor; view and release student “Holds;” and access other relevant student data. Bear Facts reporting users will be able to view selected student data reports in the Reporting Center. Instructors will be able to view Class Rosters for fall semester 2016 starting on April 18 and will have access to view relevant student data through SIS Campus Solutions.
 
Go-Live 4 (February 2016)
Thanks to the new SIS functionality from this Go-Live 4, UC Berkeley fall 2016 admitted undergraduate students will use CalCentral to process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists; Undergraduate Admissions staff will use SIS to admit the new cohort of fall 2016 freshmen; Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) staff will access 2016-17 awarding cycle functionality in SIS; and more. In addition, due to the flexibility the new SIS provides, a limited number of high-achieving and high-potential undergraduate students will now be admitted in mid-February, giving them more time to explore the option of becoming Berkeley students.
 
Go-Live 3 (December 2015)
UC Berkeley students can now update their profile information in CalCentral; admitted graduate and professional students can process their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and receive campus onboarding messages and checklists in CalCentral; in January 2016, student groups and staff will be able to make classroom reservations for events for fall 2016; and more.
 
Go-Live 2 (August 2015)
The Student Information Systems (SIS) Project Team is pleased to announce the second of seven “Go-Lives.” The modules of Go-Live 2 include the conversion of course catalog data to the new SIS, the creation of bio-demographic data, new functionality for Fall 2016 class scheduling, and tools for managing student applications.
 
Go-Live 1 (June 2015)
The SIS Project is pleased to announce the launch of its “Outreach to Prospects” module, an exciting new technology that combines several separate applications into one seamless tool. Prospective students can now complete a student interest form and register for presentations from one convenient module. Staff will ultimately enjoy the streamlined ease of facilitating a student's progress through each stage of admission - from prospect to enrollment.