Academic Counseling

The Transfer Student Center recognizes that transitioning to a 4-year research university from another college or university can be challenging. We understand that transfer students face academic, social, and personal adjustments as they make the transition to Cal. Given the short time to graduation (2 years), transfer students must quickly learn to navigate the university and its resources.

Our staff practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that helps you consider options and possibilities. Students receive support transitioning to the university, understanding the academic planning process, navigating resources and enrichment opportunities, understanding requirements, exploring career options, and preparing for life after Cal. We also assist students in managing the various extenuating circumstances that may impact their lives while ensuring progress towards graduation. As transfer students, you will benefit from our programs, services, and extensive campus referral network.

If you have questions about your Academic Plan, please reach out directly to your Undergraduate Major Advisor at your department website or

Schedule An Appointment With Us

Appointments are for current full-time enrolled UC Berkeley students. 

Please note: we do not meet with UC Berkeley concurrent enrollment students.

Incoming students will have access to scheduling an appointment with a TSC Academic Counselor in the early summer/late fall after you:

1) accept your offer of admission AND 2) complete your Golden Bear Advising modules

Andrea Flores (she/her/ella)

Meet with Andrea about:

  • TSC services and campus resources
  • New student support
  • Exploring Minors
  • English as a second language, moving to the US as a college student

Abigail Kemalyan (she/her)

Meet with Abigail about:

  • TSC services and resources for Reentry Transfer Students
  • Getting involved with research, Decals
  • First-Generation student experiences 
  • Time management and balance

Lucy Molina (she/her/ella)

Meet with Lucy about:

  • Academic Advising 
  • General Financial Aid Questions
  • Career Planning 
  • General Advising Questions

Jasmine Kamariotis, M.S. (she/her)

Meet with Jasmine about:

  • Academic Advising 
  • General Financial Aid Questions
  • Career Planning 
  • General Advising Questions