Transfer Counselor News Flash

Transfer Counselor News Flash

Up-to-date information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Fall 2017



On behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Berkeley, we would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming webinars. We will be hosting a webinar on UC Berkeley Transfer Admissions and another on the Personal Insight Questions for Transfer Applicants. Admissions officers will conduct a presentation for the first hour of the webinar and answer questions from the transfer community for the second hour of the webinar. Please view the information below for each individual webinar.

Webinar #1: UC Berkeley Transfer Admissions 

Learn how to submit a competitive transfer application to the Berkeley campus. We will discuss admissions requirements and how we use the personal insight question responses in the selection process.

Date: October 30, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m. (PST)
Register for Webinar #1!

Webinar #2: Personal Insight Questions for Transfer Applicants 

As a vital part of your application, the personal insight questions — consisting of responses to four of eight questions — is reviewed by both the Admissions and the Scholarship Offices. Please join us to learn more about why the Personal Insight Question Responses are important to UC Berkeley Transfer application readers and tips on how to respond to the questions.

Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m. (PST)
Register for Webnar #2!



College of Natural Resources

Forestry & Natural Resources renamed Ecosystem Management & Forestry

College of Letters and Science

Global Studies (New major) includes Development Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace & Conflict studies, and Latin American Studies programs.

Religious Studies - Discontinued




    Major preparation is sometimes even more important than GPA especially for high demand majors in the College of Letters and Science. What is a high demand major?

    UC Transfer Update (January)

    Transfer applicants must submit BOTH the UC Transfer Update as well as the specific UC Berkeley supplemental information (e.g. Haas essay) to move forward in the admission review process — Until further notice we will use 2016-2017 articulation for the 2017-2018 academic year

    Students who plan to use high school coursework to meet the foreign language requirement for the College of Letters and Science Essential Skills, should check with their high school to ensure they have completed the appropriate language requirement with at least a C grade.

    IGETC is owned and managed by the California Community College, not by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the colleges, or major departments at Berkeley. will inform students whether or not completing IGETC is an appropriate option.

    Admitted Students

    Students should understand the onboarding process does not end with their SIR. Students are required to have read their admissions conditions before submitting their intent to register.

    Please make sure students are aware of your requirements and timeline for document requests, especially if your IGETC certification is not indicated on the official transcript.

    Remind your students to check their Cal Central portal for important information regarding document submission, information from student services and academic departments. It is VERY important that they monitor their email, using the address they provided on the UC application, for important and time sensitive communications from their admissions officer and other campus partners

    Opportunities for Additional Information 

    Daily campus visit: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Drop-In Advising at the Transfer Student Center: Thursdays and Fridays, August -November
    Cal Day - April 21, 2018
    Webinars on "UC Berkeley Transfer Admission" and "Personal Insight Questions for UC Berkeley Transfer Applicants" November


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