Admissions

Everything we do is focused on helping you achieve professional and personal success. Our faculty, student support resources, and Career Services Department help prepare you for a career. What are your future hopes and plans? Be sure to consider them carefully when choosing a college. We encourage you to visit Berkeley College to learn more about why so many students choose our career-focused education to prepare for the future.

Admissions Application Process

The Admissions process at Berkeley College is fast and easy, and it’s never too early to begin planning for your future. Basic requirements for admission to degree and certificate programs include:

  • Certification of high school graduation or the equivalent
  • A brief personal statement, and a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A personal interview is strongly recommended
  • Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements
  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Associate to discuss educational objectives and career plans, and to receive an on-campus or interactive tour

Adult and Transfer Students

Berkeley College has established an Adult Admissions Department, which provides an environment that is sensitive to the needs of adult students.

Students who graduated from high school or the equivalent and then attended another college or university are considered transfer students.

If all post-secondary institutions previously attended are not listed on the admission application, transfer credit may not be granted.

All new students enrolled in degree programs must meet the College's immunization requirements prior to registering for classes.

Berkeley College Online®

Applicants interested in attending Berkeley College Online® must complete a short introductory online course prior to registration to familiarize themselves with online learning. For further information, call 800-446-5400 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Military/Veterans

Veterans and/or dependents planning to receive educational assistance benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should get VA approval prior to enrollment.

Veterans may apply for their GI Bill benefits at the VONAPP website, located at vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp. Veterans are required to submit copies of their Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 Member 4 or Service 2 copy during the admissions process in order to process their benefits most effectively. Each term GI Bill students must request certification for their benefits at BerkeleyCollege.edu/military/.

Berkeley College participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program, accepts Tuition Assistance for eligible service members, and MyCAA for eligible spouses. For more information about MyCAA for eligible spouses, visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/Default.aspx. (To avoid security certificate warning, URL must be viewed in Firefox.)

Further information is available at the Online Veterans Resource Center located at BerkeleyCollege.libguides.com/veterans. Students should call the College at 800-446-5400 ext. VET or email VeteransAffairs@BerkeleyCollege.edu for further information.

International Students

The International Student Department provides assistance to international students for immigration, visas, housing, orientation to college, and adjustment to life in the United States. This office is located at Berkeley’s New York City campus, and can be contacted at 212-687-3730, fax at 212-986-7827, or email at International@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

International students applying for admission should submit an international application form (BerkeleyCollege.edu/Apply/); official secondary or post-secondary transcripts with proof of graduation accompanied by certified English translations; Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or an approved ESL program); and, certification of finances.

Healthcare Programs

In addition to providing certification of high school graduation or the equivalent, applicants interested in the Healthcare programs must take an entrance exam for admission to degree and certificate programs offered within the School of Health Studies.

Practical Nurse and LPN to B.S.N. applicants are required to take the HESI Admissions Exam (A2) for acceptance into the program. The exam consists of Science, Math and English. Students may purchase a study guide for $35 or borrow one for free. The cost of the exam is $35. The exam may only be taken twice for acceptance.

In addition, applicants to the LPN to B.S.N. program must:

a) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States,
b) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license, and
c) have completed a minimum of 2,080 hours of work as an LPN within the last two years. 

Prior to acceptance into the program, applicants must also do the following:

  • Pass a pharmacology exam
  • Provide letters of recommendation
  • Complete a written essay

Students enrolled in the LPN to B.S.N., Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology programs should refer to their respective Healthcare Supplements for program-specific immunization requirements.

Students applying to the Health Sciences, LPN to B.S.N., Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology programs must provide authorization for a criminal background check prior to registration, and submit a physical assessment by a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant prior to participating in clinical rotations.

Medical Assistant program applicants must complete and sign a Health Record and Supplemental form, which provides technical information, prior to the start of classes. A tetanus shot administered within the past 10 years is also recommended. Hepatitis B vaccination and a tetanus shot are also recommended for part-time students enrolled in the Medical Assistant program.

Readmissions

Berkeley College has established a Readmissions Department to assist former students, who have been out of attendance for one term or more, with the transition back to college. To be considered for readmission, students should be aware of the following:

  • A Readmission Request form must be submitted.
  • Former students who are not in satisfactory academic standing must submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal form for approval at least one month before the beginning of the semester they wish to return.
  • Students who have attended another college since last attending Berkeley College should have official transcripts sent from that institution to Berkeley College Readmissions, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.
  • Students who return to the College after having withdrawn for a period of time may find that program requirements have changed in the interim. Typically, a student who returns a year or more after withdrawal will be required to fulfill current program requirements, which may necessitate taking additional courses. The Registrar has authority to determine the extent to which credits earned prior to withdrawal may be used to fulfill current program requirements.
  • Students wishing to readmit to programs offered in the School of Health Studies must obtain prior approval from the Department Chair.
  • The Department may be contacted via email at Readmissions@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Admissions Application Deadline

Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further information, about the Admissions application process, students may call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu. An Admissions Checklist is also available for on-campus and online applicants to review.

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Don’t forget to:

  • Schedule an on-campus visit, or interactive tour
  • Meet with an Admissions associate
  • Review the Admissions Checklist for on-campus and online applicants
  • Submit your Berkeley College application
  • File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
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