New Functionality

Staff

Reporting Center - eForms Search Query Report

  • Beginning on February 12, a new query will be added to the Reporting Center. This SIS Campus Solutions eForms search report will make it easier for staff to view the status of their and their students’ eForms (e.g., Academic Plan, Enrollment, Withdrawal, etc.). To access the report, staff should go to the Query Viewer in CalCentral and run the UCCS_GT_EFORMS_SEARCH report. Staff can either search for individual students or view the status of multiple student eForms by CPP (career, program, plan).

 

Award Entry Item Type Requests

  • The approval process for Award Entry Item Type Requests is now automated. When a request is submitted, users will receive an automated email informing them whether or not the pending item type was successfully created. Requests will be evaluated at least twice a day on university work days.

 

Advisors

Student Overview - Personal Summary Card (Undergraduate)  

  • The Schedule Planner link on the Personal Summary card now takes advisors directly to the student’s Schedule Planner, which reduces the number of clicks from three to one.

 

Advisor Dashboard - Advising Resources Card / Student Overview - Personal Summary Card

  • Advisors can now view the administrative transcript in CalCentral via the new “Administrative Transcript” link on the Advisor Dashboard Advising Resources card and on the Student Overview Personal Summary card.

 

My Academics - Academic Records - Request Transcript Update

  • Students may now request official transcripts directly from UC Berkeley’s transcript vendor, Credentials Solutions, via the updated Request Transcript link in CalCentral under the Academic Records section of My Academics.
     

Note to Advisors - Official Transcript Processing:

  • Due to initial setup work required for this transition, students who order official transcripts via CalCentral between now and Wednesday, January 11 will experience a delay in receiving their transcripts. We expect this issue to be resolved by the end of this week. Please visit the SIS Known Issues webpage for updates.

 

Note to Advisors - Cumulative GPA:

  • Due to a software configuration setting issue, the cumulative GPA does not include fall semester 2016 grades for students in their CalCentral display, and for advisors in CalCentral's Advising Summary and "View As" mode. Advisors can go directly to SIS Campus Solutions to see a student's correct GPA. Fixing this issue as soon as possible is a high priority for SIS. We will email you by the end of this week with an update.
 

Students (Graduate)

Special Enrollment Petition (SEP) eForm

  • The Special Enrollment Petition eForm, located in the Student Resources Card under My Dashboard, is used to apply for Filing Fee, In Absentia, and Parental Leave of Absence status. This eForm will streamline the petition process by providing automated eligibility checks (e.g., GPA, residency, program, plan, etc.) for each student. Once submitted, the eForm will be sent to a student’s assigned Graduate Student Affairs Officer(s) for review and approval. When applicable, the eForm will also be sent to Graduate Division for review. Once approved, the reduced fees for filing fee and in-absentia will be calculated and displayed in CalCentral under My Finances. Because of the transition from paper to electronic routing, we anticipate the processing time for this eForm to be significantly reduced.

 

Upcoming

eForms

  • 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 7.3 (December 2016)
New functionality for students includes a transfer credit card and transfer credit report, and academic transcripts card. New functionality for instructors includes updates to grade submission. New functionality for advisors includes the addition of My Appointments to the Advisor Dashboard, new student information in the Student Overview section, and the adding of Academic Progress Reports.
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.