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Transfer Center
Room A-221
Phone: 619-660-4439


UC Berkeley Transfer Admission

UC Berkeley is among the most selective universities in the country, becoming more competitive each year. This past year UC Berkeley received more than 15,000 transfer applications. Generally the campus is able to admit about one in three transfer applicant

Admission Guide for Transfer Students
Admission Guide for Counselors
Admission Profile and GPA information
Admission Guide for International Students

Academic Criteria - Overview

Transfer admission is limited to students who have or will have completed at least 60 UC-transferable semester units by the end of the spring term of the current semester. As a transfer applicant, you must indicate your intended major on the UC application and our review will be based on the completion of prerequisite courses for the particular Berkeley academic program to which you applied; therefore, the college course work you take is very important.

UC Berkeley admits applicants primarily on the basis of academic performance and preparation, as assessed by a review of:

  • GPA
  • Completion of lower division prerequisite courses for the intended college and/or major
  • Grade trends

Berkeley also considers:

  • Demonstrated interest in the major, an important consideration for all applicants, particularly for applicants to the Colleges of Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Design, Natural Resources, and the Haas School of Business
  • Personal qualities such as leadership or motivation
  • Extracurricular accomplishments
  • Employment
  • Potential contribution to the intellectual and cultural vitality of the campus

UC Berkeley reviews all information, both academic and personal, in the context of each student’s individual circumstances.


Last Updated: 05/24/2016


Transfer Center
Room A-221
Phone: 619-660-4439

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