Transfer student success
Berkeley Engineering’s Transfer Pre-Engineering Program (T-PREP) has won the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Founded in 2012 with initial funding from Lockheed Martin, Recare Foundation and General Motors, T-PREP serves incoming, underrepresented Berkeley Engineering transfer students for whom the transition from a community college to a major research university can be challenging. T-PREP begins with a three-week summer session and continues throughout the year with workshops and events. These include academic seminars, professional development workshops and even a design studio with civil and environmental engineering associate professor Scott Moura — himself an alumnus of PREP, the companion program for incoming freshmen — at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. The program serves up to 60 students each year, totaling nearly 500 students in its nine years on the Berkeley campus.
Learn more: Helping transfer students succeed in engineering