Adult and Transfer Students

In addition to intensive, career-focused programs taught by experienced professionals, many adult and transfer students find Berkeley College’s flexible scheduling to be an effective and convenient way to balance college with family, work, and other responsibilities. Courses are available during the daytime, in the evening, on weekends, and either part-time or full-time. Many courses and even entire programs are also offered online. You can log onto Berkeley College Online® with a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any location where internet access is available and permitted by law, and work at your own pace to complete weekly course assignments.

Berkeley College will accept transfer credits from regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institutions for courses in which you earned a minimum grade of C and that are applicable to your program at Berkeley. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify, including:

  • Transfer Opportunity Program (T.O.P. Scholars) for students who have earned an Associate’s degree from a community college in the United States. Students who enter with and maintain a GPA of 2.50 may be eligible for a scholarship starting at 25 percent of tuition, after all federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied. A student with a higher GPA may receive as much as 50 percent of tuition.
  • Berkeley College Transfer Grant for students who have earned an Associate's degree from a college in the United States.  Eligible students are entitled to a 50% award which may be renewed each term based on full-time enrollment and a CGPA of 2.00 or better is maintained at the end of each award period. Berkeley College A.A.S. grads that transfer to Berkeley are also eligible. Students must exhaust Federal/State eligibility.
  • Credit for Prior Learning is available for students who must complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credits required for their degree in residence at Berkeley College. 

 

Preparing you for the professional world

Whether you’re enrolling in college for the first time or returning to your studies, you’ll find that everything Berkeley does is focused on preparing you for a successful future.

Here are some important factors to consider when choosing a college:

Will the program and curriculum prepare me for a career?

Berkeley’s programs are developed with input from industry experts to prepare students for the professional world.

Are the professors really qualified to help me prepare for a career?

Many Berkeley professors have extensive professional experience in the subjects they teach, having worked at leading companies and organizations. Some have run their own firms.

Is help available?

Centers for Academic Success at each Berkeley campus offer comprehensive support resources and services, including tutoring at no additional charge. Counseling and other support services are also available.

Will I get any practical experience while in college?

All Berkeley programs require a faculty-monitored internship, practicum, or job-related assignment where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.

Will the college help me find a job?

More than 30 Berkeley Career Services specialists prepare students for career opportunities and maintain an extensive network of employer contacts. Free lifetime career assistance is provided for graduates*.

 

*while the College is in operation

Life at Berkeley

While studies come first at Berkeley College, you'll also have the opportunity to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities. Our numerous campuses in the New York and New Jersey metro area provide quick access to the social, educational, and cultural resources that New York City has to offer. During your free time, movie theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities are nearby.

Compare closely and you’ll see that Berkeley is an excellent choice for preparing for a successful career.

Adult Applicants

Many adult students are striving to balance work and family with college studies, while others have not yet found the time to reenter or even begin college. To meet these special requirements, Berkeley College has established an Adult Admissions Department, which provides an environment that is sensitive to the needs of adult students.

Adults who are first-time college students must submit the following information to be considered for admission:

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