Resources for Veterans at UC Berkeley

We are committed to our veteran student’s success. We are able to accomplish this by providing our veterans with one of the most comprehensive financial aid packages, specialized student orientation, transitional courses, and dedicated staff and faculty that assist students from the application process through graduation and beyond.

More questions? See the Cal Veteran Services Center video page.

The UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions thanks you for your service to our country. As you begin to consider your educational options, we would like to give you some insight to our admissions requirements.

UC Berkeley’s admissions requirements are the same for all prospective students. Applicants have two ways of applying for admission to our campus, as a: (1) first-year applicant or (2) transfer applicant.

Q: How does my veteran status help in regards to admission?
A: We review all information, both academic and non-academic/personal, in the context of each student’s individual circumstances. To be competitive, students should present strong grades that includes preparation for their intended major/college. Your military experience is an added value when looking at the non-academic portion of the application. Make sure to articulate in your application what you’ve learned from your experience while serving our country.

It was nice to see Berkeley really cares about its veterans. I feel like I have a really big support system.

— Jaskiranjot Brar ’15, Social Welfare major and former Marine

In order to apply and be a competitive applicant, you must meet admissions requirements:

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