Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Visit the enrollment section of the UC Berkeley Extension Homepage for further information. Some of the courses are very popular and early enrollment is recommended. If you are not sure about whether the course is right for you or not, send an e-mail to the Instructor.

When do courses start?

See the course dates section on this website.

What if I have to miss a class?

In general, this is not a problem. Homework is posted and submitted online, and you can make up a quiz the following class meeting if you inform the instructor by sending an e-mail and come in latest 15 minutes before the class starts.

Do I have to take the course for academic credit?

No, you do not. You have three choices in terms of how you want the course recorded:
  • CLG: Credit Letter Grade, the actual letter grade is recorded.
  • CP/NP: Credit Pass/Not Pass, C- or better constitues a credit pass, otherwise it is a not pass.
  • NC: Not for Credit, you do not have to turn in your homework assignments nor take any quizzes (unless you want to, of course).
You can make this decision during the last class meeting when you know all results from your quizzes, homework assignments, and final.

What are the prerequisites?

In general, it is up to you determine whether you have sufficient skills and experience to enroll in a particular course. There are no hard prerequisites, but I want to make sure that you feel comfortable in a particular course and are able to follow the course material. On the homepage, there is a course matrix that displays the ideal path within a field of study for taking my courses.

Can I just sit in a course to try out?

Yes, for the first class meeting only. Please send an e-mail to the instructor in advance to let him know. If you want to enroll afterwards, you must do so on the same day.

Which book(s) are you using for your courses?

I have developed a course reader for all my courses. On the homepage for each course, you see a link at the top that shows you a sample of the course reader. The course reader is included in the course fee.