Berkeley gives the highest priority for admission to California community college applicants. Lower priority is given to applicants from other UC campuses, other four-year institutions or non-California community colleges. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their completion of lower-division courses, as well as the level of academic achievement reflected in their GPA. Only applicants who have completed 100 percent of the required core courses for their major — as outlined on ASSIST (including English R1A & R1B) — and achieved an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher will be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed 100 percent of the required core courses who have an ESS transfer admissions.
ASSIST — other lower-division courses relevant to the applicant's major are recommended to strengthen one’s application. The personal statements and extracurricular activities are also reviewed for evidence of interest in the student’s chosen major, alignment with the mission of the College of Engineering, and a thoughtful match between the academic program and the student’s academic and career objectives. Test scores and letters of recommendation are not requested as part of the admissions process for transfers.In addition to the strongly recommended courses — as outlined on
For additional information about Berkeley’s application and selection process, please see the Be Berkeley transfer brochure from Undergrad Admissions' publications page.