The Experience Berkeley Program is currently accepting applications for our 2020 programs.
Program Admissions Decisions: Due to the high volume of applications we’ve received this year and the impact of COVID-19, our Experience Berkeley Program Team is still in the process of reviewing applications for our 2020 Program. Admissions decisions will now be sent out via email on Tuesday, June 16th by 5pm.
If you have any further questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact us at EB@stileshall.org  or by phone at ‪(510) 859-4629‬.

Experience Berkeley High School Program Application

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  • Email is the primary form of contact for Experience Berkeley. Please ensure you provide us with an email you check consistently and that you have no mistakes when you enter it. (No school emails please.)
  • Academic Information

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  • About You

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  • Please make sure to include how many hours a week you work
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    Please make sure it shows a cumulative GPA
  • Personal Statements

    Directions: Please answer each of the following 4 short essay questions (300 maximum word limit for each essay).
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    Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
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    What resources, programs, or educational opportunities have you taken advantage of to prepare for college? How have these opportunities prepared you for college?
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    Describe example(s) of any sustained leadership experiences and roles in your home, school, or community. What skills have you developed in these leadership roles?
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    Share an example of a hardship or challenge that you have overcome while in high school? What did you learn from this challenge or hardship? (Hardships are economic, environmental, educational, cultural, or health challenges you face in your school or home life).
  • Background Information

  • Would you be the first in your family to attend & graduate from a 4-year college in the United States?
  • Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

    In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in the Experience Berkeley program, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Stiles Hall, its officers, employees, and agents from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Stiles Hall, its officers, employees and agents, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in the Experience Berkeley program. By clicking Submit, you agree and digitally sign the application.