General Admission Resources
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
Discover Berkeley- You’ll learn about the admission process for both first-year and transfer applicants, explore our academic programs, engage with the student community, and more--all from the comfort of your own home.
Sign Up to Be Berkeley- Get email updates from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Contact the Admissions Office- Contact your Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Four-Year & 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.
Enrichment Opportunities for Prospective Students
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.
UC Berkeley Community College Transfer Services -UC Berkeley's Community College Transfer Services (CCTS) provides transfer and academic advising to increase educational access for California community college students who are interested in transferring to UC Berkeley and the University of California.
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.
Experience Berkeley- Experience Berkeley is a program that aims to increase and retain Black and/or African American, Latinx, or Native American California community college transfer students at UC Berkeley. We provide students with UC application resources and tools necessary to apply and transfer to UC Berkeley
Haas Pre-Admission Advising- The Haas School of Business meets with prospective applicants to ensure requirements are meet. No appointments needed.
Tips for a Successful Application Process
- Plan early and make use of resources such as your community college counselor: 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.
- 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 the websites of your intended college and major(s).
- 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.
- Don't Give Up On 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.