Enrollment Tips – New Transfer Students

 

 Fall 2021 Enrollment Tips


– These tips are for courses offered by the Media Studies program only. 
– We recommend enrolling in 13-14 units in your first semester.  This would typically consist of three 4-unit courses and a 1 or 2-unit course. The majority of Berkeley courses are 4 units.
 We recommend Fall 2021 transfer students consider taking Media Studies W10 in Summer 2021, prior to their starting semester as we anticipate Fall 2021 demand for Media Studies W10 will be increased. 
– Please see the Prospective Students page for Fall Transfer Students for more information.

If you are eligible to apply to Media Studies in Fall 2021:

Phase 1 (July 13 – August 15) – Students may enroll and waitlist in up to 17.5 units.     

  • Media Studies 111B/Media Studies 112 – New transfer students are eligible to waitlist in Media Studies 111B or Media Studies 112.  Waitlisted seats will be allocated according to an online questionnaire*. Priority order is generally (1) declared majors (2) intended majors (students who have completed MEDIAST 10/W10/N10 or equivalent), then (3) non-majors. We also factor in class standing (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, etc.) so that we prioritize graduating seniors within the major. Please fill out the survey as soon as you receive it.
  • Declared Media Studies majors have enrollment priority for all Media Studies upper-division courses (Media Studies 111B, 112, 104D, 104E, 131, 170, 180, and 190)**.
*The first questionnaire will be sent between July 22nd and July 26th to students on the waitlist. The survey will continue to be sent out weekly as students add themselves to the waitlist, until the course is full.

**Special Enrollment Note: To promote enrollments, we are opening up the following courses for enrollment starting 7/19/21; you may waitlist yourself for these courses during Phase 1:

  • Media Studies 104D-001: Privacy in the Digital Age (4 units, # 22553)
  • Media Studies 131-001: Cultural Studies Research Methodology (4 units, # 31982)
  • Media Studies 190-003: Special Topics in Media Studies: Video Games and Playful Media (4 units, # 30536)
  • Media Studies 190-004: Special Topics in Media Studies: Reading the Media: Hip hop, K-Pop, and Soap Operas (4 units, # 31047)
  • Media Studies 190-002: Special Topics in Media Studies: Beauty and Fashion in the Popular Culture  (4 units, # 30535)

Adjustment period (August 16 – October 29) – Students may enroll and waitlist in up to 20.5 units.     

  • If you are on a waitlist, consider enrolling in an alternate course while you wait and then drop either the waitlisted or alternate course as needed.

If you will be eligible to apply to Media Studies in Spring 2022: 

Phase 1 (July 13 – August 15) – Students may enroll and waitlist in up to 17.5 units.     

  • Media Studies W10  – There are seats reserved for new transfer students. You should enroll immediately at your appointment time (check in Cal Central if you do not know your appointment time).
  • Media Studies W10 waitlist – If you register late and enroll on the Media Studies W10 waitlist, please email katiemw@berkeley.edu. Enrollment priority will be given to students who demonstrate they meet the minimum eligibility criteria to apply to the major with the completion of Media Studies 10.
  • When enrolled in Media Studies W10, you may not enroll in upper-division courses offered by Media Studies during the same semester***.

*** As an exception to this, we are opening up the following courses for enrollment starting 7/19/21 – that being said, we do not recommend students that haven’t taken Media Studies 10/W10 enroll in these courses:

  • Media Studies 104D-001: Privacy in the Digital Age (4 units, # 22553)
  • Media Studies 131-001: Cultural Studies Research Methodology (4 units, # 31982)
  • Media Studies 190-003: Special Topics in Media Studies: Video Games and Playful Media (4 units, # 30536)
  • Media Studies 190-004: Special Topics in Media Studies: Reading the Media: Hip hop, K-Pop, and Soap Operas (4 units, # 31047)
  • Media Studies 190-002: Special Topics in Media Studies: Beauty and Fashion in the Popular Culture  (4 units, # 30535)

Adjustment period (August 16 – October 29) – Students may enroll and waitlist in up to 20.5 units.    

  • If you are on a waitlist, consider enrolling in an alternate course while you wait and then drop either the waitlisted or alternate course as needed.
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