Transfer Advising Resources
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 no additional requirements for International Students.
Obtain information on non-California Community College Reading & Composition requirements Transfer Information (by Institution) page or other general education and major requirements on ASSIST (link is external). 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. Please Note: While work in underway to launch a new ASSIST site with updated guides, we encourage you to review our Berkeley Course Transferability Guide for updates to specific majors from select community colleges.
Advising for Prospective Transfer Students
Office of Undergraduate Admissions pre-admission advising unit is available to all prospective students who would like to ask an admissions officer a question to discuss the admissions process and the application. We are unable to provide transcript/coursework evaluation during these sessions.
Drop-in Transfer Admissions at the Transfer Center:
- Dates and times: Advising sessions begin in the month of August, held weekly on Fridays from 2pm-4pm. Advising sessions are held weekly on Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm from September through October
- 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
Transfer Student Center
The Transfer Student Center provides services to assist students with navigating UC Berkeley’s academic and cultural landscape. Their programs and services focus on supporting a successful transition, helping transfer students build connections and community, and assisting students as they explore and pursue their academic and career goals. The Transfer Student Center is located in 100 César E. Chávez Student Center Building.
Transfer Alliance Project
The Transfer Alliance Project is a highly successful academic advising and enrichment program serving more than 1,000 under-served students at 31 California community colleges. Participants receive support services designed to facilitate their transfer to the University of California and other baccalaureate-granting institutions.
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 will conduct in-person evaluation appointments starting in June. Sign up online to request an appointment. Upon submission of this request form along with the completion of the Transfer Academic Planner, you will hear whether you are approved for an appointment within 3-5 business days.
You may be eligible for an appointment if you have more than 30 semester (45 quarter) units for transfer, have some coursework from a four-year institution that is not a UC campus, or a community college outside of California, and are applying to a major in the College of Letters and Science.
Due to the high volume of prospective applicants, we are unable to accommodate this service through mail/email/fax/phone.
NOTE: These appointments are not for California Community College Students or UC students. (UC to UC course work automatically transfer. Students attending a CCC please refer to Assist.org)
If you are a prospective transfer student seeking advising on transfer admissions to UC Berkeley, go to our Contact Us page.