Berkeley Summer Experience

Join us for the 2017 Berkeley Summer Experience. 

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Berkeley Summer Experience is an intensive application workshop and information session that is intended to introduce prospective students to the UC application, the admissions process, as well as the UC Berkeley undergraduate experience. During the program, students will learn how to present a strong application for admission, meet current students and/or alumni, and learn of the many resources and activities offered at one of the world's leading universities. Participants of Berkeley Summer Experience receive support that does not end after the program. Our admissions staff continue to support students through the application cycle to prepare students with their applications.

For additional details about the program and the application process, please view the Berkeley Summer Experience webinar

2017 Schedule 

June 16-18 Residential (UC Berkeley campus)" Prospective Freshman and Transfer Applicants
June 24 Los Angeles Area Prospective Freshman Applicants
June 25 Fresno Area

All programs are free of charge.
*Students must provide their own transportation to their selected program.

Eligibility & Selection

Eligibility criteria for this program are as follows:

For the High School Program

Applicants must:

  • attend a high school in California
  • have an unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • be a junior or senior in high school in fall 2017

For the Community College Session

Applicants must: 

  • attend a California Community College
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • have completed at least 30 semester transferable units by the end of spring prior to session

Apply here to your selected program. The application is due on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at:

Attention Counselors, Teachers, and Community-Based Organization Coordinators:

For more information on nominating a student, please contact: Please be sure to provide your name, school/program, title, etc. 

Students who are nominated by a school counselor or CBO coordinator will receive priority consideration when we select students for the program. Please note that interest in this program usually exceeds capacity and while we cannot guarantee that every nominated student will receive a space, we will make every effort to select as many students as possible.