Program FAQs


  1. 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: ebtransfers@stileshall.org
  2. How many drafts do you need to submit in order to remain in the program? 
    • A total of 3 drafts are required. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.

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