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.

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

Advising for Prospective Transfer Students


Office of Undergraduate Admissions advising is available to prospective transfer students who would like to sit one-on-one for 15-20 minute advising sessions with an Admissions officer to discuss:

  • UC Berkeley Admissions
  • UC Application
  • Personal Insight Questions
    Beginning in the month of November, personal insight questions will not be reviewed


Drop-in Transfer Admissions Advising Details:

  • Dates and times: Advising sessions will go through November 18, 2016, held weekly on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. with the exception of the following dates: Thursday, September 8; Thursday, November 3; Friday, November 4; Friday, November 11
  • Location: 100 Cesar Chavez (CE3/Transfer Center)
  • Drop-In: Admissions advising is available on a first-come, first-served basis up to the first 25 students that sign up
  • Signing-in: The sign-in sheet for advising will be available for prospective students to complete at 1 p.m. in the Transfer Center. Transfer Center staff will not allow students who show up prior to 1 p.m. to sign up for Transfer Academic Advising.
    —We will not accept student signups after 3:30 p.m. on the day of advising

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 November 1. You may set up an appointment by emailing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

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