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Transfer Applicant

At UC Berkeley, the world’s premier public university, you can excel beyond, exchange ideas and, ultimately, change the world.

You are a transfer student if you have completed coursework during a regular session at a college or university after high school. (The summer session immediately following high school graduation does not count). While UC gives California community college students first priority over other transfer applicants, we also accept those from four-year institutions.

Students who wish to transfer to Berkeley from another UC campus are considered in light of their personal circumstances and the availability of space in their prospective major; these students must apply as junior transfers with a minimum of 60–80 semester units (not to exceed 90–120 quarter units). These units must be completed by the end of the spring prior to fall matriculation.

To begin, learn the basics about applying as a transfer student:

  1. Basic Admission Requirements

  2. Transfer Academic Performance

Next, get familiar with what makes an applicant stand out in our pool:

Learn more

University of California | Transfer

University of California l Additional Requirements

ASSIST (for courses that fulfill requirements)

Transfer Re-Entry Student & Parent Center

Applying as a Military Veteran

How Berkeley Reviews Transfer Applications (webinar)

Why the Personal Statement is so Important for Transfers (webinar)

Understanding Haas Admissions (webinar)

Students with a Disability

Answers for Undocumented Students

Pathways to Four-Year Universities Program

Transfer Admission

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