General Admission Information

Berkeley uses the UC common application, so you only have to submit one application for any and all of the UC campuses.  The application is available in August and the filing period is November 1-30. Apply online. Please keep in mind that if you fail to submit your application by the November 30 deadline, you must wait until the following November to apply.


Where To Get Information

Information on admission requirements and what to expect when you transfer to Berkeley can be found online at the UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Page.

Additional features that UC Berkeley campus has to offer can be found at:

  • Online Events such as Open Chats, Virtual College Fair, and Webinars on topics such as Personal Statement for Transfer, College of Engineering

  • Picture Yourself at Berkeley

  • Contact the Admission Office

  • Transfer Alliance Project (TAP) is a highly successful academic advising and enrichment program that prepares underserved community college students throughout California to be competitive transfer applicants to UC Berkeley and other four year colleges. TAP succeeds by providing multi-year, one-to-one personalized advising by the UC Berkeley Representative at the community college. Please check the website or contact your Berkeley Representative for the application to the program.

Four year and Out-of-State Students

If you have questions regarding out of state coursework or transcript review, you can call the Admission Office at (510) 642-3175 during their open hours.

Drop In Admission Advising

This is an opportunity for prospective transfer students to talk with UC Berkeley general admission advisor(s). Discussion usually include, but not limited to: application process, admission eligibility, requirements, UC Berkeley culture, and more.

Every Thursdays & Fridays, 2- 4pm
100 Cesar Chavez Student Center

If you coming outside the Bay Area, please call to confirm drop-in hours for that week. 510-642-4257

Last time to sign up for drop in would be at 3:30pm

Starting Point Mentorship Program

This program connects eligible community college students with current UC Berkeley student mentors who offer guidance, motivation, and insights to campus resources. The program runs on per semester basis. There is an application at the beginning of each (Fall & Spring) semester. 

Tips for a Successful Application Process:

  1. Plan early and make use of resources such as your community college counselor, here, UC Berkeley admissions representatives who may visit your school and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website: Create a network of counselors and faculty who can provide guidance and support as you make progress and excel at the community college and encourage you to apply to UC Berkeley or other four year educational institutions.

  2. Research Information on Colleges and Majors: There are six schools and colleges on the Berkeley campus and over 120 majors!  It is beneficial to review websites of your intended college and major(s) at the following site here

  3. Prepare for your major. The more comprehensive and challenging your community college program, the better prepared your will be for University work and the better your chances for academic success.  Concentrate on classes required as preparation for upper-division work in your intended major.  Completing your major-preparation coursework while at community college can make you a more competitive applicant.

  4. Don't give up your dream even if you have one bad semester or year! Strive to learn from circumstances that impacted your academic studies.  Remain motivated and determined to use your talents and strengths to the best of your ability.                                                          

Tips to Fund Your Education:

UC Berkeley Financial Aid

Learn about tuition, fees and financial aid, go to the admissions webpage here

Scholarship Connection

To learn about scholarships and receive tips on applying for scholarships, visit their website here