Transfer Academic Performance

We admit transfer applicants primarily on the basis of academic performance and preparation, as assessed by a review of:

  • GPA: For most majors, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required. (GPA is recalculated and based upon grades in UC-transferable courses taken by the end of the fall term prior to admission.)
  • Completion of lower division prerequisite courses for the intended major and/or college breadth requirements
  • Grade trends
In addition, please consider...

To be competitive, transfer students should present an academic profile with strong grades that includes preparation for their intended major/college.

Junior transfer admission is limited to students who will have completed a minimum of 60 UC-transferable semester units by the end of spring term prior to fall admission and have a competitive GPA.

Students who have attended or currently attend a four-year university must be aware that most programs will not offer admission to students with excess units.

NOTE: If all coursework was completed at a two-year college, this excess unit policy does not apply.

There are additional requirements for International Students.

Plan to:

Obtain information on all requirements on ASSIST. ASSIST lists Berkeley requirements and the California community college courses approved as satisfying those requirements.

If you are applying from a school other than a California community college, select UC Berkeley and then any community college from the pull-down menu on ASSIST. You will then have access to Berkeley requirements; take comparable courses at your school. Please note that we cannot evaluate your courses until 1) you are admitted 2) we see your transcripts. Articulation requirements are listed below.


Reading & Composition Articulations: 2014 California State University

Reading & Composition Articulations: 2014 University of California

UC Berkeley Transfer Information for In-State and Out-of-State Institutions

Advising for Prospective Transfer Students


Admissions officers from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hold walk-in appointments on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. at the Transfer, Re-entry, Student Parent (TRSP) Center (100 Cesar E Chavez Student Center). Walk-in appointments are held only during the months of August through November. These will help you determine which courses transfer to UC Berkeley, answer questions about the admissions process, and provide information about personal statements.

Students from four-year institutions and out-of-state community colleges:

To determine which of your courses transfer to UC Berkeley, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions conducts in-person evaluation appointments Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. from May 1 through December 1. You may set up an appointment by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 510-642-3175.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of prospective applicants, we are unable to accommodate this service through mail/email/fax/phone.