The Experience Berkeley Transfer (EBT) program is currently accepting students for its Fall 2021 program cohort. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Students from these populations 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
Experience Berkeley Transfer (EBT) is a free 6-month program that aims to increase and retain Black and/or African American, Latinx, or Native American California community college transfer students at UC Berkeley. We provide students with UC application resources and tools necessary to apply and transfer to UC Berkeley.
To be eligible for the program, a student must meet the following:
- Ready to submit a UC Application for Fall 2022
- Have requirements completed by Spring 2022
- Self-identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander (Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian)
- Minimum of a 3.0 to apply (3.5 and above preferred)
- Attend a California Community college
- Connect with UC Berkeley admissions officers
- Be mentored by current transfer students & Cal alumni
- Receive one-on-one assistance with writing your responses to the Personal Insight Questions from UC Berkeley transfer students & staff to help you put together a competitive application
- Attend mandatory Summer and Fall Workshops that cover strategies necessary to be a competitive applicant
- What can I do to ensure I am transfer-ready?
- Visit Cal’s admissions office for more information!
- Talk with a transfer counselor at your community college to ask for information about IGETC and to make sure you are on the path to be IGETC certified.
- Visit California’s online student-transfer information system, ASSIST, to verify you are on the path to transfer.
- Stop by the Transfer, Re-entry & Student Parent Center (TRSP) at Berkeley for quick drop-in admissions advising for prospective students: Click Here
- Connect with us on Facebook for updates!
- For further questions, feel free to contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How many drafts do you need to submit in order to remain in the program?
- A total of 3 drafts are required.
- What if I don’t have a 3.5 GPA or higher, can I still apply?
- Yes, you can still apply to our program but you would need to explain the circumstances as to why you did not meet this requirement. When filling out our application, make sure to highlight why you would be a great fit for our program.
- If I attended multiple community colleges, will that hinder me from being considered to be in the program?
- No, if you attended multiple campuses, that’s understandable. Make sure you mention that on your application.
- Where will the workshops occur?
- For students in Northern California and the Central Valley region, the workshops will occur at Stiles Hall. Students must arrange their own transportation (we will help you with logistics) to the location.
- For students in Southern California the workshops will occur at a designated location. Students from Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and San Diego must arrange their own transportation (we will help with logistics) to the workshop location(s).
What is the goal of Experience Berkeley Transfer (EBT)?
EBT aims to increase and retain Black/African-American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander (Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian) California community college students with applying to UC Berkeley. Our program is committed to helping the University of California with its goal of creating a student body that is representative of the State of California.
What are the program outcomes?
- Over 50% success rate of Black and/or African American, Latinx and Native American students getting into UC Berkeley via competitive application development.
- UC Berkeley Prospective Transfer Student Information
- UC Berkeley Transfer, Re-entry & Student Parent Center
- Create ‘Picture Yourself at Berkeley’ Account