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Academic Experience

1.  We would like to hear more about your perception of being an undergraduate at a research university. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
Berkeley has a strong commitment to undergraduate education 5 6 17 88 221 135
1% 1% 4% 19% 47% 29%
Attending a university with world-class researchers is important to me 2 8 20 84 168 189
0% 2% 4% 18% 36% 40%
The emphasis on research at Berkeley detracts from the quality of teaching on this campus 39 109 113 102 58 48
8% 23% 24% 22% 12% 10%

2.  How important to you are the following aspects of being an undergraduate at a research university like UC Berkeley?

 Not
important
Not very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery importantEssential
Learning about faculty research 7 24 84 161 117 78
2% 5% 18% 34% 25% 17%
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 13 53 95 137 106 66
3% 11% 20% 29% 23% 14%
Learning research methods 5 14 60 136 141 115
1% 3% 13% 29% 30% 24%
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 9 9 60 125 144 124
2% 2% 13% 27% 31% 26%
Pursuing your own research 9 30 86 136 105 105
2% 6% 18% 29% 22% 22%
The prestige of this campus when you apply to grad school 9 9 45 116 149 143
2% 2% 10% 25% 32% 30%
The prestige of this campus when you apply for a job 5 2 41 97 152 174
1% 0% 9% 21% 32% 37%
Having access to a world-class library collection 4 13 67 131 130 124
1% 3% 14% 28% 28% 26%
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events 6 29 76 132 126 101
1% 6% 16% 28% 27% 22%

3a.  How do you expect to use the library and library staff while you are at Berkeley? (Check all that apply)

To find data and statistical information 321
67%
As a quiet place to study 309
64%
For help in learning to do academic research 328
68%
To find scholarly articles 310
65%
For help in organizing my research 322
67%
As a place to work on group projects 306
64%
For printing, copying and scanning 295
62%
To find books 306
64%
Other 5
1%

Please specify: (N=5) 

3b.  If you were seeking help in doing library research, which ways would you prefer to communicate? Rank the following from 1 to 6 or from 1 to 7 if 'Other' is specified 

Individual help at a library reference desk

1 200 45%
2 76 17%
3 65 15%
4 40 9%
5 34 8%
6 21 5%
7 11 3%

Individual help by appointment

1 57 13%
2 124 28%
3 99 22%
4 77 17%
5 58 13%
6 22 5%
7 9 2%

Take an hour-long class in library research methods

1 36 8%
2 36 8%
3 56 13%
4 72 16%
5 60 14%
6 172 39%
7 9 2%

Use a virtual chat widget

1 32 7%
2 49 11%
3 47 11%
4 66 15%
5 118 27%
6 120 27%
7 7 2%

Email

1 87 20%
2 100 22%
3 93 21%
4 78 17%
5 56 13%
6 29 7%
7 4 1%

Phone

1 33 8%
2 57 13%
3 78 18%
4 98 22%
5 106 24%
6 64 15%
7 6 1%

Other

1 12 16%
2 4 5%
3 7 9%
4 6 8%
5 6 8%
6 7 9%
7 35 46%

Please specify: (N=22) 

4.  While attending UC Berkeley, how frequently do you expect to engage in the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Interact with students from a country or state outside of your own in class (e.g., through section discussions, study groups or class projects) 2 3 30 73 162 200
0% 1% 6% 16% 35% 43%
Interact with students from a country or state outside your own in social settings (e.g., in clubs or student organizations, or in informal settings) 2 5 27 76 167 192
0% 1% 6% 16% 36% 41%
Develop a friendship with a student from a country or state outside of your own 3 10 32 71 169 184
1% 2% 7% 15% 36% 39%
Work with a faculty member on a project with an international/global theme 22 72 96 115 97 64
5% 16% 21% 25% 21% 14%
Present a paper at a symposium or conference or participate in a panel on international / global topics 56 131 104 85 61 32
12% 28% 22% 18% 13% 7%
Attend lectures, symposia, workshops or conferences on international/global topics 24 61 107 110 105 63
5% 13% 23% 23% 22% 13%
Attend a performance with an international/global focus 21 55 120 114 103 54
5% 12% 26% 24% 22% 12%

4b.  What are your values and hopes with regards to your interaction with other students while attending UC Berkeley? Please tell us your level of agreement with the following statements:

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
It is important to have exposure to students from other states and countries 2 3 7 58 171 228
0% 1% 2% 12% 37% 49%
I hope that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 3 1 3 60 154 247
1% 0% 1% 13% 33% 53%
I hope that exposure to students from other states and countries will help me be more open to and tolerant of different opinions and points of view 3 1 8 57 161 239
1% 0% 2% 12% 34% 51%

5.  How important is it to you to graduate in four years or, if you are a transfer student, in two years?

Not important 3 1%
Not very important 8 2%
Somewhat important 24 5%
Important 58 12%
Very important 167 36%
Essential 206 44%
Not applicable 4 1%

6.  Regarding choice of a major, what advice have you received?

 Decide on a major as soon as possibleTake your time; explore optionsNo advice given
From my family 171 229 69
37% 49% 15%
From Cal advisors 22 336 108
5% 72% 23%
From friends 69 274 124
15% 59% 27%
From fellow Cal students 58 302 107
12% 65% 23%
High school teachers or counselors 53 323 90
11% 69% 19%

7.  What do you plan to do about a major?

I have declared a major 127 27%
I will declare a major as soon as possible 203 43%
I plan to take my time and explore options 139 30%

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student life & development

GOALS & ASPIRATIONS

1.  Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you.

 Not importantSomewhat importantVery important
Be in a position to give something back to my community after finishing my education 12 118 314
3% 27% 71%
Acquire a well-rounded general education 14 63 365
3% 14% 83%
Explore and discover my personal identity 14 68 362
3% 15% 82%
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 12 53 379
3% 12% 85%
Achieve a high GPA 8 125 311
2% 28% 70%
Form (a) romantic relationship(s) 113 208 123
26% 47% 28%
Establish meaningful friendships 5 60 379
1% 14% 85%
Prepare for graduate or professional school 27 106 310
6% 24% 70%
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 0 32 411
0% 7% 93%
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 21 190 232
5% 43% 52%
Explore new ideas 4 99 340
1% 22% 77%
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 25 113 307
6% 25% 69%
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 19 119 305
4% 27% 69%
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 3 79 362
1% 18% 82%
Integrate spirituality into my life 178 117 149
40% 26% 34%
Establish social networks that will help further my career 15 117 313
3% 26% 70%
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 31 161 252
7% 36% 57%

1b.  Please indicate how much you agree or disagree that the following factors influenced your decision to choose UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley would...

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Challenge and/or change my perspective 10 17 34 107 162 109
2% 4% 8% 24% 37% 25%
Prepare me to succeed in a career 0 2 4 42 187 204
0% 1% 1% 10% 43% 47%
Prepare me to build a better life for myself and/or my family 2 4 15 49 193 176
1% 1% 3% 11% 44% 40%
Teach me to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 7 14 26 87 155 150
2% 3% 6% 20% 35% 34%
Prepare me to make a difference in this world 6 4 9 74 182 165
1% 1% 2% 17% 41% 38%
Allow me to create own field of study (combine disciplines, create own major, etc.) 27 40 70 124 105 74
6% 9% 16% 28% 24% 17%
Prepare me to get the job I desire 2 2 4 72 174 185
1% 1% 1% 16% 40% 42%
Help increase my social consciousness (e.g., be more aware of people and issues regardless of background, ethnicity; doing things for the public good) 6 13 24 91 166 140
1% 3% 6% 21% 38% 32%
Help me to be more open to and tolerant of different opinions and points of view (e.g., openness, freedom) 8 13 32 91 156 140
2% 3% 7% 21% 36% 32%

2.  How concerned are you now about each of the following?

 Not at all concernedUnconcernedSomewhat unconcernedSomewhat concernedConcernedVery concerned
Financing my education at Berkeley 36 49 60 99 95 100
8% 11% 14% 23% 22% 23%
Finding affordable housing while I'm a student at Berkeley 32 47 57 101 109 93
7% 11% 13% 23% 25% 21%
Getting into my first choice of major 50 45 63 101 89 91
11% 10% 14% 23% 20% 21%
Being able to maintain a high enough GPA 4 7 23 91 134 179
1% 2% 5% 21% 31% 41%
Getting the academic advising I need 18 40 65 113 115 87
4% 9% 15% 26% 26% 20%
Getting the career and professional advising I need 20 30 59 109 126 95
5% 7% 13% 25% 29% 22%
Getting the psychological counseling I might need 59 105 108 79 53 34
14% 24% 25% 18% 12% 8%
Getting along with my roommate(s) 67 100 74 98 61 39
15% 23% 17% 22% 14% 9%
Being able to balance academic and social activities 12 22 48 129 123 104
3% 5% 11% 30% 28% 24%
Being able to make the kind of friends I want 21 38 48 111 110 108
5% 9% 11% 26% 25% 25%
Being away from family and friends; being 'homesick' 54 63 70 116 90 46
12% 14% 16% 26% 21% 11%
Being able to maintain good health 23 44 62 113 114 83
5% 10% 14% 26% 26% 19%
Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family 43 68 80 96 79 71
10% 16% 18% 22% 18% 16%
Being overwhelmed with all the things I'm expected to do my first semester 15 26 52 116 108 119
3% 6% 12% 27% 25% 27%
Second guessing whether Berkeley was the right choice for me 103 82 67 73 56 55
24% 19% 15% 17% 13% 13%

3.  Based on your experience and observation, rate the general climate for students at Berkeley along the following dimensions: Campus climate is...

6 (friendly) 130 30%
5 196 44%
4 82 19%
3 29 7%
2 4 1%
1 (hostile) 0 0%

6 (caring) 79 18%
5 173 40%
4 119 27%
3 45 10%
2 20 5%
1 (impersonal) 2 1%

6 (intellectual) 219 50%
5 168 38%
4 46 11%
3 6 1%
2 0 0%
1 (not intellectual) 1 0%

6 (appreciative of diversity) 174 40%
5 172 39%
4 78 18%
3 12 3%
2 2 1%
1 (unappreciateive of diversity) 3 1%

6 (safe) 38 9%
5 130 30%
4 145 33%
3 88 20%
2 32 7%
1 (dangerous) 8 2%

6 (too hard academically) 42 10%
5 156 35%
4 209 47%
3 31 7%
2 2 1%
1 (too easy academically) 1 0%

6 (affordable) 20 5%
5 85 19%
4 139 32%
3 113 26%
2 61 14%
1 (not affordable) 22 5%

4.  As you start your first semester at Cal, please rank your concerns in these five general areas. One (1) is first or the area of most concern. (Rank the following from 1 to 5) 

Being successful academically (e.g., understanding material, GPA, getting into the major I want)

1 202 46%
2 124 28%
3 49 11%
4 41 9%
5 21 5%

Financing my education at Cal (e.g., money for expenses, being able to work, finding affordable housing)

1 65 15%
2 48 11%
3 47 11%
4 60 14%
5 215 49%

Making good choices, finding direction for my life (e.g., what I want to do after college, making the right career choice)

1 51 12%
2 85 20%
3 96 22%
4 135 31%
5 70 16%

Balancing things, finding time for everything (e.g., balancing academic and social life, not being overwhelmed)

1 84 19%
2 102 23%
3 121 28%
4 84 19%
5 45 10%

Making friends, having a personal life (e.g., not being lonely, having a good relationship)

1 34 8%
2 76 17%
3 123 28%
4 115 26%
5 88 20%

5.  Please rate your awareness and understanding of the following issues.

 Very 
poor
PoorFairGoodVery 
good
Excellent
My own racial and ethnic identity 6 23 34 116 138 120
1% 5% 8% 27% 32% 28%
Social class and economic differences/issues 4 17 54 134 129 96
1% 4% 12% 31% 30% 22%
Racial and ethnic differences/issues 2 17 56 142 130 91
1% 4% 13% 32% 30% 21%
Gender differences/issues 4 16 49 140 131 97
1% 4% 11% 32% 30% 22%
Sexual orientation differences/issues 7 22 64 139 107 95
2% 5% 15% 32% 25% 22%
Physical or other observable disabilities 3 34 93 132 96 78
1% 8% 21% 30% 22% 18%
Learning, psychological, or other disabilities that are not readily apparent 7 57 93 121 78 79
2% 13% 21% 28% 18% 18%

6.  As a beginning UC Berkeley student, how would you rate your competencies below?

 Very 
poor
PoorFairGoodVery 
good
Excellent
Understanding of the complexities of global issues 8 38 122 139 89 42
2% 9% 28% 32% 20% 10%
Ability to apply disciplinary knowledge in a global context 8 28 124 152 79 46
2% 6% 28% 35% 18% 11%
Linguistic and cultural competency in at least one language other than my own 14 59 93 119 91 62
3% 14% 21% 27% 21% 14%
Ability to work with people from other cultures 1 9 48 145 157 77
0% 2% 11% 33% 36% 18%
Comfort working with people from other cultures 2 8 48 118 156 100
1% 2% 11% 27% 36% 23%

7.  To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following?

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities for community service while at Berkeley are important to me 8 16 29 112 181 93
2% 4% 7% 26% 41% 21%
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while at Berkeley are important to me 3 3 19 86 174 154
1% 1% 4% 20% 40% 35%
Opportunities to connect my academic work with community-based experience at Cal are important to me 1 4 17 92 172 151
0% 1% 4% 21% 39%

35%

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iTEMS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Your Advising and Course Selection Experiences

1.  What type of advising do you expect and hope to receive from an advisor? Please rank from 1 to 7, in order of what is personally important to you, assigning a 1 to the option you feel is most important. 

Career and Professional advising

1 60 13%
2 82 18%
3 71 16%
4 75 16%
5 77 17%
6 61 13%
7 30 7%

Choosing classes

1 125 27%
2 97 21%
3 73 16%
4 55 12%
5 47 10%
6 35 8%
7 24 5%

Enrichment opportunities (e.g., Study abroad, research)

1 47 10%
2 60 13%
3 73 16%
4 85 19%
5 62 14%
6 63 14%
7 67 15%

Financial aid and scholarships

1 60 13%
2 62 14%
3 65 14%
4 53 12%
5 48 11%
6 62 14%
7 106 23%

Understanding Campus Resources

1 24 5%
2 26 6%
3 44 10%
4 67 15%
5 84 18%
6 117 26%
7 95 21%

Selecting a major

1 62 14%
2 55 12%
3 52 11%
4 54 12%
5 65 14%
6 64 14%
7 105 23%

Academic Support

1 77 17%
2 73 16%
3 78 17%
4 65 14%
5 72 16%
6 56 12%
7 35 8%

2a.  Whom did you consult with when selecting courses for your first semester? Please select all that apply.

CalSO leader (i.e., student CalSO staff) 214
45%
College advisor in your home College (e.g., Letters & Science, College of Engineering) 136
29%
Major advisor 109
23%
Co-curricular Advisors/Student Services Support Staff (e.g., advising staff working in offices such as the Student Life Advising Services, Bridge, the Berkeley International Office, the Transfer, Reentry, & Student Parent Center) 54
11%
Faculty member 64
14%
Another student 236
50%
Parent, Guardian, or family member 220
47%
Online (e.g., departmental website, forum, catalog review) 232
49%
Friend(s) 245
52%
No one 19
4%
Other 12
3%

Please specify: (N=12) 

2b.  Who provided the most useful guidance in the selection of your courses for the current term?

CalSO leader 73 16%
College advisor in your home College (e.g., Letters & Science, College of Engineering) 52 11%
Major advisor 38 8%
Co-curricular Advisors/Student Services Support Staff (e.g., advising staff working in offices such as the Student Life Advising Services, Bridge, the Berkeley International Office, the Transfer, Reentry, & Student Parent Center) 17 4%
Faculty member 13 3%
Another student 59 13%
Parent, Guardian, or family member 35 8%
Online (e.g., departmental website, forum, catalog review) 94 21%
Friend(s) 28 6%
No one 39 9%
Other 8 2%

Please specify: (N=8) 

2c.  How satisfied are you with the amount of individualized guidance you received from the people you consulted with in selecting your courses?

Very dissatisfied 21 5%
Dissatisfied 28 6%
Somewhat dissatisfied 59 13%
Somewhat satisfied 125 28%
Satisfied 173 38%
Very satisfied 47 10%

3.  Since being admitted, have you ever received advice from two different offices or staff members at Cal that was contradictory or in conflict?

Yes 61 13%
No 396 87%

3a.  Please explain what happened (when you received advice from two different offices or staff members at Cal that was contradictory or in conflict). 

(N=50)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

3b.  Please describe how you decided which advice to follow. 

(N=50)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

4.  What factors most influenced how you selected courses for your first semester?

 YesNo
I found the subject generally interesting 412 42
91% 9%
Parental desires 85 360
19% 81%
Recommendation of continuing UC Berkeley student 252 194
57% 44%
Recommendation of another new UC Berkeley student 149 294
34% 66%
Academic Advisor 240 208
54% 46%
Co-curricular Advisor/ Student Services Support Staff 85 360
19% 81%
I thought/ had heard a course was not as rigorous or demanding 131 314
29% 71%
Reputation of professor 203 241
46% 54%
Course(s) fulfilled a general or breadth requirement (e.g., Reading and Composition, American Cultures, Foreign Languages, etc.) 396 57
87% 13%
Course(s) fulfilled a major requirement 414 41
91% 9%
The course fit my schedule 392 56
88% 13%
Prepares me for my major 408 44
90% 10%
Other 19 82
19% 81%

Please specify: (N=5) 

4b.  How much parental pressure did you feel in your choice of first semester courses?

No pressure at all 12 14%
Very little pressure 29 34%
Some pressure 33 39%
Significant pressure 11 13%

5.  Select the top three factors that most influenced how you selected courses for your first semester.

I found the subject generally interesting 276
59%
Parental desires 21
5%
Recommendation of continuing UC Berkeley student 82
18%
Recommendation of another new UC Berkeley student 20
4%
Academic Advisor 77
16%
Co-curricular Advisor/Student Services Support Staff 13
3%
I thought/had heard a course was not as rigorous or demanding 22
5%
Reputation of professor 44
9%
Course(s) fulfilled a general or breadth requirement (e.g., Reading & Comprehension, Foreign Languages, etc.) 244
52%
Course(s) fulfilled a major requirement 299
64%
The course fit my schedule 137
29%
Prepares me for my major 120
26%

6.  What other factors did you consider when setting up your course schedule for the current term? 

(N=243)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

7.  How satisfied are you with each of the following, based on your experiences with accessing courses for the current semester?

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery
satisfied
Availability of courses for general education or breadth requirements 16 27 54 140 175 42
4% 6% 12% 31% 39% 9%
Availability of courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements 11 24 49 119 202 49
2% 5% 11% 26% 45% 11%
Ability to get into the lectures or seminars (i.e., primary courses) you wanted 40 54 75 112 130 41
9% 12% 17% 25% 29% 9%
Ability to get into the discussion sections or labs (i.e., secondary courses) you wanted 26 44 84 120 139 41
6% 10% 19% 26% 31% 9%
Variety of courses available 4 14 24 86 215 111
1% 3% 5% 19% 47% 24%
Access to small classes 19 51 81 156 107 37
4% 11% 18% 35% 24% 8%

Your AP Experiences as they relate to Common-Good Courses and UCB Requirements At UC Berkeley, there are "common-good" courses that are identified as serving the broad student community as well as being critical to students' intellectual development, academic success, and timely graduation. These common-good courses include Reading and Composition (both 1a and 1b), lower division "gateway" courses in Math & Science (Chemistry, Statistics, Math, Physics, and Biology), and Foreign Language Instruction. As the campus continues to work toward increasing access to these common-good courses, planning for the appropriate number of students who will be enrolling in these courses is essential for proper resource allocation. Thus, we would like to get a sense of whether you, personally, have fulfilled some of these requirements through exams (e.g., AP, A-level English, International Baccalaureate Higher Level English Language A1 or A2) and, if so, if you still plan to enroll in a course at Berkeley that would also fulfill the requirement. 

1.  Do you have an exam score in the appropriate subject that, if used, will fulfill your UC Berkeley Reading and Composition 1a requirement?

Yes 279 61%
No 145 32%
Don't know 32 7%

2.  Do you have an exam score in the appropriate subject that, if used, will fulfill your UC Berkeley Reading and Composition 1b requirement?

Yes 103 23%
No 301 66%
Don't know 52 11%

1a.  Will you use your exam score to actually fulfill the Reading & Composition 1a requirement?

Yes 239 86%
No 25 9%
Don't know 15 5%

2a.  Will you use your exam score to actually fulfill the Reading & Composition 1b requirement?

Yes 76 74%
No 14 14%
Don't know 13 13%

1b.  You indicated that you have an exam score that will fulfill your UC Berkeley Reading & Composition 1a requirement, but that you will NOT use this score to fulfill the requirement. Please share with us the reason(s) why you will not use your exam score to fulfill your R&C 1a requirement and will instead enroll in one of the UCB courses that will fulfill this requirement. 

(N=25)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

2b.  You indicated that you have an exam score that will fulfill your UC Berkeley Reading & Composition 1b requirement, but that you will NOT use this score to fulfill the requirement. Please share with us the reason(s) why you will not use your exam score to fulfill your R&C 1b requirement and will instead enroll in one of the UCB courses that will fulfill this requirement. 

(N=14)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

3.  Are you currently enrolled/planning to complete a Reading & Composition 1a course this semester?

Yes 122 27%
No 337 73%

4.  Are you currently enrolled/planning to complete a Reading & Composition 1b course this semester?

Yes 104 23%
No 353 77%

Why did you not enroll in a Reading & Composition 1a course this semester? (Please select the primary reason)

I had a preference for an R&C 1a course in a particular department, but it was already full 16 16%
I could not gain access into ANY of the R&C 1a courses offered across the various departments on campus 8 8%
I did not like the times of the remaining courses that had available seats 6 6%
I decided to wait until another semester for reasons not listed above 17 17%
I will be using exam credit (e.g., AP, A-level English, International Baccalaureate Higher Level English Language A1 or A2) instead 7 7%
I did not know my AP score 4 4%
I have not yet passed the Analytical Writing Paper Exam (AWPE) 17 17%
I don't know 7 7%
Other 16 16%

Please specify: (N=16) 

Why did you not enroll in a Reading & Composition 1b course this semester? (Please select the primary reason)

I have not yet satisfied the first half of the R&C requirement (R&C 1a) 125 46%
I had a preference for an R&C 1b course in a particular department, but it was already full 12 4%
I could not gain access into ANY of the R&C 1b courses offered across the various departments on campus 18 7%
I did not like the times of the remaining courses that had available seats 3 1%
I decided to wait until another semester for reasons not listed above 65 24%
I will be using exam credit (e.g., AP, A-level English, International Baccalaureate Higher Level English Language A1 or A2) instead 7 3%
I did not know my AP score 14 5%
I don't know 13 5%
Other 18 7%

Please specify: (N=18) 

Above, you indicated that the primary reason for not enrolling in an R&C course was because you had a preference for an R&C course offered in a particular department and that course was full. May you please share with us which department(s) you were hoping to take an R&C course from and briefly describe why you prefer to take a course from that particular department: 

(N=20)  [Contact OPA for more information] 

5.  Did you have an AP of 4 or 5 in Math, Chemistry, Biology or Physics?

Yes 297 65%
No 158 35%

6.  Regarding use of AP eligibility, what advice have you received?

 Don't AP out; take the entry course at BerkeleyAP out; take a more advanced courseNo advice given
From my family 62 148 237
14% 33% 53%
From Cal advisors 140 62 242
32% 14% 55%
From friends 58 214 173
13% 48% 39%
From fellow Cal students 78 163 203
18% 37% 46%
High school teachers or counselors 52 171 221
12% 39% 50%

7.  If you could have used your AP scores for course credits, what did/will you do?

Not applicable 73 16%
I am taking all the credit that I can and enrolling in advanced courses 180 40%
I am taking some credit but not all that I could 144 32%
I am taking the entry courses at Berkeley instead of the credit 49 11%
Other 6 1%

(N=6)

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