Pre-College Program

Paving the way for your educational journey.

Berkeley has always believed in a student’s potential in addition to his or her past performance. To help some students prepare for the higher level of work they’ll encounter in college, Berkeley has developed the Jumpstart program to address specific needs. Jumpstart is designed to assist students in the quarter before they are matriculated into Berkeley College.


In this program, students can improve reading, writing, and math skills. Jumpstart was designed for students who have already been accepted to Berkeley, but need to develop their academic skills. Jumpstart courses are offered during each quarter at all Berkeley locations and online. The program is voluntary, but strongly recommended prior to beginning the first quarter of study at Berkeley.

For those students who take DED051 Foundations of Critical Reading, DED061 Foundations of Critical Writing, and DED099 Transitional Math as part of the Jumpstart program prior to matriculating, the classes are offered at no tuition cost. Students who are required to take DED051, DED061, and DED099 as part of their academic program and choose not to enroll in Jumpstart will be required to take these classes at the regular tuition rate during their first academic year.

Individuals should contact their Admissions Representative or Academic Advisor for more information about this program.