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 semester before they are matriculated into Berkeley College.


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

Students who are required to take CSK75, CSK77, and CSK85 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.