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Be determined

Adult Students

Be confident.

People choose to begin a college education at all different stages of life. Some adult students are seeking to advance in their current career, while others may be looking for a new career. Students of all ages find that Berkeley College is a perfect fit for their educational and career goals. 

Be focused.

Many adult students are drawn to Berkeley’s proven track record of career preparation. Our programs are designed to give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in the real world. You’ll learn in small classes, where you’ll get personal attention from supportive professors who’ve been chosen for both academic excellence and professional experience in the subjects they teach. They share their firsthand knowledge to prepare you for your career.

Be flexible.

Berkeley makes it easy to balance an excellent education with your family, work, and other commitments. You can study full- or part-time, days or evenings/weekends, and on-site or online. Many students combine on-site and online classes. 

Be inspired.

Choosing a college is an important decision. Be sure to consider your long-term goals when evaluating whether or not a school is right for you. At Berkeley, our programs are designed to give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in the real world. You’ll learn in small classes, where you’ll get personal attention from supportive professors who’ve been chosen for both academic excellence and professional experience in the subjects they teach. They share their firsthand knowledge to prepare you for your career. 

Be ready.

Many Berkeley College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience. This can give you valuable experience that can be a tremendous advantage when beginning a career. You’ll also work closely with your Advisor and with Career Services throughout your time at Berkeley.

Testimonial

“Berkeley College gave me discipline, structure, confidence, and knowledge to succeed. It took me 40 years to get my degree, but it was worth the struggle.”

-Robert L. Artis, Berkeley College Alumnus – Business Administration – Management, 2015

Robert Artis

Credit for prior learning.

Berkeley realizes that learning does not only take place in the traditional classroom. Adult learners often bring many years of learning through diverse experiences in life and in the workplace. Some of these experiences may be counted towards college-level work through prior learning credits.

Prior Learning is defined as documented college-level learning acquired through previous study or through non-classroom experiences such as:

  • Travel
  • Volunteer work
  • Independent acquisition of knowledge
  • Participation in formal courses sponsored by associations, business, government, industry, the military, and unions
  • Participation in certification programs and professional development courses

Only documented, college-level learning will be awarded college credit. Credit is granted for learning from experience, not for the experience alone. Students must complete the last 25 percent of the credits required for their degree in residence at Berkeley College.

Detailed information is available.

For further information about Prior Learning at Berkeley College, call 800-446-5400 or contact the Office of Prior Learning Assessment at PriorLearning@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Ready to apply?

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

Adults who are first-time college students must submit the following information to be considered for admission:

  • Certification of high school graduation or the equivalent
  • An application for admission, and a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores
  • A personal interview is strongly recommended
  • Official high school transcript(s)/e-transcript(s) need to be emailed to Transcripts@BerkeleyCollege.edu
  • Applicants to the School of Health Studies and the Business Data Science program 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 virtual tour
40+

Million
in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2020-2021 award year

4000+

Students
including more than 380 international students representing 50 countries

83%

of Students
enrolled in fall 2021 are studying online or through a combination of on-site and online classes

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