CalCentral: Complete Guide to UC Berkeley Portal Login

CalCentral Complete Guide to UC Berkeley Portal Login
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CalCentral is an online portal that is used by UC Berkeley students to enroll in classes, pay bills, and claim financial aid.

It brings together student data into a personalized, mobile-friendly dashboard and digital assistant, drawing from dozens of campus sources.

Students, instructors, and staff can check their bCourses, campus email, UCB academic calendar, Course Capture, and more from directly within Cal Student Central.

How to log in to Calcentral

To log into calcentral Berkeley portal,

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on Sign In.
  3. On the CalNet Authentication Service page, enter your CalNet ID.
  4. Enter your passphrase (It is Case sensitive).
  5. Finally, hit the “SIGN IN” button to log into your Cal dashboard.

Can’t log in?

If you get “invalid credentials” when you try to log in, make sure you’re using the correct login credentials:

  • Your CalNet ID is your user name and not your email address
  • Passphrases are case sensitive – make sure Caps Lock is off!
  • To reset your passphrase, visit Forgot My CalNet ID / Passphrase.

How to reset your password

If you have forgotten your CalNet ID or passphrase, you may request a reset. In the box, enter your Student Number, Employee Number, Affiliate Number, or Recovery (non-Berkeley) Email Address and click on “Request Reset”. If the system has your recovery email on file, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed.

How to view grades in calCentral

After the semester: Final grades will appear on the Semesters card in CalCentral. Students’ grades are displayed when they are posted by the instructor. However, please be patient: in some cases, grades may take up to one day to appear after posting

At this point there is no automated notification system; if a student wants to know if their grades have been posted, that student needs to look in CalCentral.


How do I view my account balance?

You can view your account balance through your CalCentral account. Log in to your account. Select the “My Finances” tab at the top of the page. There, you can see your fees due now, charges not yet due, and get your overall account balance. To view more account information, click on the link on the Billing Summary section that says “View Transactions”.

How do I receive financial aid?

Find verification of your financial aid award in CalCentral. Access forms via the Financial Aid Forms page.

How do I enroll?

Use CalCentral to review your academic record and to enroll in classes. Request verification of your enrollment online via your dashboard, “My Academics”, under Academic Records.

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