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:
Next, get familiar with what makes an applicant stand out in our pool:
- How Berkeley Selects Students
- Student Profile
- The Personal Statement
- NEW FOR FALL 2016 APPLICANTS: Letters of Recommendation