The “swap” function can be used to simultaneously drop a class you are already enrolled in and add a new course. This function first enrolls you into the new course and then drops you from your existing course giving you the security of staying in your existing course until you have secured a seat in the new course.
How to Swap
Log in to CalCentral and navigate to the My Academics tab and select the Enrollment Center option on the Class Enrollment Card.
Then select the option to Swap Classes from the side panel and follow the prompts based on what you wish to swap.
If you are enrolled in only one class, you must use the Swap function to switch to another class, or add the new class first and then drop your other enrolled class.
Cost & Unit Value
You may swap your class with another class that has the same or different unit value.
More Unit Value: If you swap for a class that has more unit value than the one you dropped, you will need to pay the difference. If the deadline to receive a tuition refund has passed, you will not be refunded for the class you are dropping.
Same Unit Value: There is no cost difference between the class being dropped and the class being added. If the deadline to receive a tuition refund has passed, you will not be refunded for the class you are dropping.
Less Unit Value: If you swap into a class with a less unit value, you will automatically be refunded the difference. If the deadline to receive a tuition refund has passed, you will not be refunded for the class you are dropping.
It is the student’s responsibility to swap course(s) before the refund deadline in order to avoid being charged for a class they do not wish to take. You can find all Summer Sessions deadlines listed at summer.berkeley.edu/registration/schedule.