Transfer Student Applicant Checklist

Next Steps for Transfer Student Applicants

If you are a current transfer student applicant, check out the 5 steps below. (Note: You will receive an email in January indicating we have received your application and that you may log in to the student portal.)

1. Check your application’s progress online

Check your application’s progress online via the student application portal MAP@Berkeley.

2. Complete forms on two websites

Complete Transfer Academic Update (TAU) forms on both our campus application portal and the University of California website.

All transfer applicants to the College of Letters and Science must fill out the General Education form to notify us how they are fulfilling either Essential Skills, IGETC, or UC Reciprocity.

Transfer applicants to the following majors will need to fill out a ‘major prerequisite’ form:

College of Chemistry

Chemical Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering / Nuclear Engineering

College of Engineering

Civil Engineering
Energy Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Engineering Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering Physics
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

College of Environmental Design

Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Environmental Design
Urban Studies


College of Letters and Science

Computer Science
Environmental Economics and Policy
Media Studies
Operations Research and Management Systems
Political Economy
Public Health
Social Welfare
Integrated Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Genetics, Genomics, & Development
Immunology and Pathogenesis

College of Natural Resources

Conservation and Resource Studies
Ecosystem Management and Forestry
Environmental Economics & Policy
Environmental Sciences
Genetics and Plant Biology
Microbial Biology
Molecular Environmental Biology
Nutritional Sciences
Society and Environment

Haas School of Business

Business Administration

Please be sure to fill out these mandatory forms on each of these sites by January 31. The Transfer Academic Update can be submitted after January 31, but is not guaranteed to be reviewed. We cannot guarantee that changes to the forms on the portal after January 31 will be reviewed.

Applying to a college other than the College of Letters and Science? Applicants to other colleges have contact information on the bottom of their forms to whom they can contact with additional questions.

3. Make sure we have the correct information on file

You will need your 7-digit UC applicant ID number (provided when you submitted your University of California application) and the email address you provided in the application.

4. Update your application

If you need to change your email address, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, or SAT/ACT test scores, please update this information on the My UC Application website. Or Contact us at

5. Monitor your email

This is the way we will be communicating with you. Take any necessary steps to ensure that this is not tagged as spam: Do not email If you need to reach us for any reason, visit our Contact Us page, or call us at 510-642-3175 to speak to a UC Berkeley admissions representative.


Learn more

Application FAQs

Application Portal Login Information & FAQs

Completing the UC Berkeley Online Supplemental Forms for Transfer Students to the College of Letters & Science (webinar)

Opportunity to Interview for Transfer International Students