Experience Berkeley Program
For Transfer Students
Experience Berkeley for Transfer Students is a free program that provides Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander community college students with mentors, tools and resources to complete a competitive UC application and prepare for transfer to UC Berkeley. Applications for the 2023 Experience Berkeley Transfer Program are now closed.
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- Receive 1-on-1 mentoring from a current UC Berkeley transfer student. You will meet with your program mentor virtually on a bi-weekly basis. There’s also small group meetings.
- Receive 1-on-1 support with your UC Application. You will write several drafts for your UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs).
- Connect with UC Berkeley admissions officers, alumni, current transfers and build community with other community college students.
- Attend a 90-minute virtual workshops, once a month (Saturday mornings) that cover strategies on building a competitive college application and preparing for transfer.
- After UC applications are submitted, you will continue to receive support from mentors and attend workshops that will help you navigate your college admissions decisions.
- Must self-identify as Black, Latinx, Native American and/or Pacific Islander
- Must attend a California Community College
- Priority is given to students who identify as a first-generation college student and/or low-income
- Minimum GPA of a 3.0 (3.5 and above is competitive)
- Must complete transfer requirements (60 transferable units) by Spring 2024
- Must be applying for Fall 2024 admission to UC Berkeley
Students from these backgrounds are encouraged to apply: Formerly Incarcerated and/or system impacted (a close family member/loved one is/was incarcerated); Low-income; Caretaker; DSP Student; EOP Recipient; Experienced Food and/or Housing Insecurity; First-generation; Former Foster; Low-income; LGBTQIA+; Head of Household; Undocumented; Student Parent; Work full-time; Work part-time; Veterans