Freshman Applicant

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At UC Berkeley, the world’s premier public university, you can excel beyond, exchange ideas and, ultimately, change the world.

You are a prospective freshman applicant at Berkeley if you are currently in junior high school or in high school (with or without completed college work), or graduated high school and have taken no college courses.

To begin, learn the basics about applying as a freshman:

  1. Basic Admission Requirements
  2. Freshman Academic Performance

Next, get familiar with what makes an applicant stand out in our pool:

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Application for Readmission/Re-enrollment

Students with a Disability

New Residency Requirements

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FAQs for Undocumented Students