Berkeley Summer Experience

Join us for the 2017 Berkeley Summer Experience. 

Details for the 2017 Berkeley Summer Experience program will be updated on this page in early March. Please check here again for program details and eligibility.

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.

Example Schedule (from 2016)

June 3-5 Residential (UC Berkeley) Prospective Transfer Applicants
June 11 Atlanta Prospective Freshman Applicants
June 18 Los Angeles All Prospective Applicants
June 25 Berkeley
June 26 Fresno

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 or Georgia high school
  • have an unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • be a junior or senior in high school in Fall 2016

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 transferrable units by the end of spring prior to session

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

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

For more information on nominating a student, please contact us at: 
Students who are nominated by a school counselor or CBO coordinator will receive priority consideration when we select students for the program. Please feel free to view our Counselor Informational Webinar.