High School Students: General Info

 What is Experience Berkeley?

Experience Berkeley (EB) is a free program that assists Black, Latino, & Native American students in the completion of their UC application and personal statements. We provide students with mentors, tools, and resources to develop a competitive application ultimately increasing chances for admission to UC Berkeley. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet UC Berkeley admission officers
  • Connect with UCB staff and students
  • Become familiar with UCB campus
  • Receive information on college life & scholarships

Students are mentored by Black and Latino UC Berkeley undergraduates, who provide one-on-one support throughout the entire UC application process.

How much does the program cost?

The program is free, however students pay for transportation cost to all mandatory workshops.

What are the 2017 program dates?

  • Northern California Workshops: 9am-5pm
    July 21st(12pm-5pm) & 22nd, August 19th, and October 21st
    Location: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca
  • Southern California Workshops: 9am-5pm
    July 21st(12pm-5pm) & 22nd** (At UC Berkeley), August 12th, October 14th
    Location: Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

Where will the workshops occur?

For students in Northern California and the Bakersfield region the workshops will occur at UC Berkeley & Stiles Hall. Students arrange their own transportation (we will help you with logistics) to UC Berkeley.

For students in Southern California the workshops will occur at Santa Monica College (except for the first one held at UC Berkeley). Students from Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and San Diego must arrange their own transportation (we will help with logistics) to the location (s).

What is the difference between Stiles Hall EB and UC Berkeley Admissions?

Stiles Hall is legally and financially independent of the University of California. Stiles Hall makes no decisions about admissions to UC Berkeley.

*Please note: This is NOT the Berkeley Summer Experience program run by the Admissions Office.

What is the goal of Experience Berkeley?

Experience Berkeley aims to increase the representation of Black, Latino, and Native American students at 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.

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