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 and Gateway programs to address specific needs. Gateway is designed to assist students who have not met the College’s admissions requirements. Jumpstart is designed to assist students in the semester before they are matriculated into Berkeley College.


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.