Learning Cohorts

Berkeley seeks to accommodate each student’s unique learning needs. The goal is to help every student reach his or her full potential. Learning Communities (or “Cohorts”) group together students with shared interests and goals to progress through an educational experience together. 

The Berkeley College Honors Program is a selective interdisciplinary program that gives freshmen and continuing students the opportunity to study program-related topics in greater depth than is possible in the regular degree programs.

Incoming freshmen with a high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher and have demonstrated academic achievement are eligible to apply. Continuing students who have earned at least 18 but no more than 80 credits and have maintained an overall cumulative 3.50 grade point average or higher may apply for acceptance into the Honors Program.

Pre-College Program

Jumpstart is an optional program for students who have been accepted to Berkeley, but need to develop their skills for college readiness. The program, which is available every term, is designed to allow high school seniors and adult students to meet their college skills (reading, writing, and math requirements), at no additional cost, in the term prior to their matriculation at Berkeley.

Students who need to meet their college skills requirements as part of their academic program and choose not to enroll in Jumpstart will be required to complete college skills classes or practicums 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.