Berkeley seeks to accommodate each student’s unique learning needs. The goal is to help every student reach his or her full potential.
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 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.
Learning Communities offer students with similar interests a sequence of courses specially selected to enrich the learning experience and help build rapport among students and instructors.
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.