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Course Approval and Salary Advancement

Q: I am planning to take classes to help me advance on the salary schedule. How do I make sure these courses will “count” toward advancement?

 A: Your course must be from an accredited university/college and be for a grade. First, have your university/college email transcripts to by November 15th. Then, complete the TRANSCRIPT REVEW REQUEST FOR COLUMN ADVANCEMENT. 

 Q: When do I have to complete these courses if I want them to count toward salary advancement next year?

 A: The course end date isn’t that important, but you cannot take a fall semester class for the same year you want to advance on the salary schedule. e.g. if you want to advance on the salary schedule for the next school year, summer session this year is your last chance for in-person, university-based, traditional coursework. The real important deadline is for submitting transcripts--see below for more on that.

 Q: When do I have to submit transcripts?

 A: You must submit transcripts by November 15th. If transcripts are not available by November 15th, a letter of verification from the university or college specifying that the work has been completed will suffice, but this must be submitted by November 15th. To submit transcripts, you must bring SEALED, official transcripts in person to Human Resources at 2020 Bonar Street Suite 206 Berkeley CA 94702, Attendtion to Betty James. Transcripts can also be emailed to


Updated 8/30/21