Prospective Students

Re-entry students may be returning to Berkeley after a period of leave to complete their degrees, transferring from another campus, or even beginning their undergraduate programs at Berkeley as first-year students.  What adult learners bring to the university is arguably as important as what they gain from a Berkeley education.  Make it your goal to actively integrate and infuse your enhanced life and processional experience into your academic pursuit.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions web page provides tons of useful information for those interested in applying to UC Berkeley.  Learn about the minimum requirements for admission, the application process, and campus resources available to you.

Explore the degree programs Berkeley has to offer and ensure that you are on track to complete the prerequisites for your intended major and college.

Use Assist as a tool to plan your California community college coursework in preparation for transferring to UC Berkeley.  Make sure you are meeting with a counselor at your community college to check that IGETC requirements are fulfilled as well.

The Starting Point Mentorship Program (SPMP) pairs eligible community college students with current UC Berkeley student mentors that offer guidance, motivation, assistance with the admissions process, and access to campus and community resources.

Sign up for Discover Berkeley, your personalized email guide to campus life and the application process. You’ll get exclusive information about our academic opportunities, financial aid, special events and announcements, and what it’s like to be a Golden Bear.

Berkeley uses the UC common application, so you only have to submit one application for any and all of the UC campuses.  The application filing period opens in October and closes on November 30.  Please keep in mind that if you are unable to submit your application by the November 30 deadline, you must wait until the following November to apply.