What's New: Berkeley Admissions

Personal Insight Questions
Last year the personal statement was replaced with personal insight questions - short-answer questions from which applicants will choose. For more information on the new personal insight questions, visit the University of California website.

AP Computer Science Principles
UC Berkeley now awards elective credit for the completion of AP Computer Science Principles. Enrollment in this course in the 2016-17 academic year will count as a College-Preparatory Elective (area g). The AP exam will be administered for the first time May 2017 and passing the AP exam with a 3 or higher will count for 5.3 semester units of elective credit.


New Global Management Program
The Global Management Program is a selective, early admission program for a small cohort of high school seniors applying to UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business. The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is designed to be completed in four years.

The program includes the campus Global Edge experience as a required component.

What about the new SAT?
Here are the top five things you should know about the new SAT.

What about the new residency requirements?
Here is a comprehensive new page about the residency requirements for purposes of tuition.

New Double Major: Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology
In just four years, you can earn two BS degrees in a program that combines the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. You’ll choose between two tracks: Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) + Business, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) + Business, or the newest program Mechanical Engineering + Business. Visit for more information.


Transfer Pathways
If you're a California community college student with an intended major, there is a simple way to keep your options open as you prepare for your major and decide which UC campus best fits you. Follow one of UC's new Transfer Pathways, a single set of courses that prepares you for your major on any of the UC undergraduate campuses.

Transfer Admission Planner
This online tool is to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework. Create an account or log in to UC Transfer Admission Planner here.

Opportunity to Interview for International Transfer Students


As the University of California and UC Berkeley policies or processes change, we want to make sure you receive the most up-to-date information. This page will be updated whenever a new change or policy affects the admissions or application process.

Last updated: Sep. 6, 2017