Transfer Applicant Checklist
Next Steps for Transfer Student Applicants
If you are a current transfer student applicant, check out the 5 steps below. (Note: You will receive an email in January indicating we have received your application and that you may log in to the student portal.)
- 1. Check your application’s progress online
Check your application’s progress online via the student application portal MAP@Berkeley.
- 2. Complete forms on two websites
Complete Transfer Academic Update (TAU) forms on both our campus application portal and the University of California (link is external)(link is external) website.
All transfer applicants to the College of Letters and Science must fill out the General Education form to notify us how they are fulfilling either Essential Skills, IGETC, or UC Reciprocity.
Transfer applicants to the following majors (except for the College of Letters and Science) will need to fill out a ‘major prerequisite’ form. Those applying to the College of Letters and Science majors should check ASSIST(link is external), the Berkeley Academic Guide, or our Berkeley Course Transferability Guides to ensure they have the major prerequisites.
College of Chemistry
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Engineering Mathematics & Statistics
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Materials Science & Engineering
College of Environmental Design
Sustainable Environmental Design
College of Letters and Science
Environmental Economics and Policy
Operations Research and Management Systems
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Genetics, Genomics, & Development
Immunology and Pathogenesis
Rausser College of Natural Resources
Conservation and Resource Studies
Ecosystem Management and Forestry
Environmental Economics & Policy
Genetics and Plant Biology
Molecular Environmental Biology
Society and Environment
Haas School of Business
Please be sure to fill out these mandatory forms on each of these sites by January 31. The Transfer Academic Update can be submitted after January 31, but is not guaranteed to be reviewed. We cannot guarantee that changes to the forms on the portal after January 31 will be reviewed.
Applying to a college other than the College of Letters and Science? Applicants to other colleges have contact information on the bottom of their forms to whom they can contact with additional questions.
- 3. Make sure we have the correct information on file
You will need your 7-digit UC applicant ID number (provided when you submitted your University of California application (link is external)(link is external)) and the email address you provided in the application.
- 4. Update your application
If you need to change your email address, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, or SAT/ACT test scores, please update this information on the My UC Application website (link is external)(link is external). Or Contact us at admissions.berkeley.edu/contact-us.
- 5. Monitor your email
This is the way we will be communicating with you. Take any necessary steps to ensure that this is not tagged as spam: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not email email@example.com. If you need to reach us for any reason, visit our Contact Us page, or call us at 510-642-3175 to speak to a UC Berkeley admissions representative.