Transfer Program Details

How can Experience Berkeley Transfer help you?

Experience Berkeley is a program that aims to increase and retain Black, Latino, and/or Native American transfer students at UC Berkeley. We provide students with UC application resources and tools necessary to apply and transfer to UC Berkeley. Throughout the program students will:

  • Connect with UC Berkeley admissions officers
  • Be mentored by current transfer students & Cal alumni
  • Receive one-on-one assistance with writing your personal statement from UC Berkeley transfer students & staff to help you put together a competitive application


  • Self-identify as Black, Latino, and/or Native American
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Be ready to apply to transfer in Fall 2018 
    • On track with both major and general requirements
  • Attend a California Community college

When are the fall workshops?

  • There are three mandatory workshops for Fall 2018 program participants:
    • September 8th, October 13th, and November 10th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Location: Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will take place on Saturday at Stiles Hall 2400C Bancroft Way in Berkeley (across the street from campus).
  • SoCal Students:
    •  October 6, 2018 and November 3, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm

When are my drafts due?

We ask all of our students to submit 3 drafts of their Personal Insight Questions (PIQs). All drafts must be shared with your coordinator:

  • 1st Draft Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • 2nd Draft Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • 3rd Draft Deadline: November 16, 2018

What can I do next to ensure that I’m 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 beginning in May every Thursday and Friday from 2-4pm.
  • Connect with us on Facebook for weekly updates!
  • For further questions, feel free to contact us by email at:

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