We compile a schedule of classes (fall semester only) that will give prospective students an introduction to the academic life at UC Berkeley. This list is known as the Class Pass, though no actual pass is required.
Class Pass classes are generally some of the largest lectures on campus, but they only represent one type of learning opportunity. Berkeley offers many small classes, undergraduate research, and seminars. Average class size is about 30 students, and our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1.
Class Pass Tips
If you have any questions, please contact Visitor & Parent Services at 510-642-5215, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why were these particular courses chosen?
Classes are chosen for their benefit to prospective students, how they showcase the quality of UC Berkeley’s faculty, and the diversity of the material covered. They are generally the campuses’ large introductory courses, and visitors will not interfere with normal classroom activity.
Can I attend classes not on this list?
Please attend only those classes on the Class Pass list. Unfortunately, some departments do not offer classes that fit Class Pass criteria or may not be offering such classes this semester. If a department you are looking for is not on the list, please consider attending a different course.
Some of these courses conflict with the tour, should we skip the tour and attend class instead?
We don’t recommend that you forego all or part of the campus tour in order to attend a class. For prospective students, the guided tour by student ambassadors provides a more comprehensive introduction to the campus than a classroom visit. Sitting in on a class complements the campus tour, it doesn’t replace it.
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