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Admissions

Be excited for the next chapter of your life.

Unlike many colleges, the Berkeley College Admissions team considers more than your past academic performance during the application process. We also consider your potential. We’re interested in your dreams, your goals, and your passion for learning, among other traits. We strongly encourage an in-person visit to our campuses as well as a personal interview to truly explore all that Berkeley has to offer. We’re confident that you’ll quickly see 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Adult Applicants: Many adult students are striving to balance work and family with college studies, while others have not yet found the time to reenter or even begin college. To meet these special requirements, 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:

  • 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.
  • Certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education
  • Official college transcript(s)e-transcript(s): email to Jihan-Johnson@BerkeleyCollege.edu and REA@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Transfer Applicants: Students who graduated from high school or the equivalent and then attended another college or university are considered transfer students. To be considered for admission, the following information must be submitted:

  • 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.
  • Certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education
  • An official transcript of previously completed education

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

Online Degree Applicants: The Online Admissions Department works with applicants who are seeking flexibility and convenience to balance college classes with family, work, and other commitments. In additional to the above requirements, online applicants must complete a short introductory online course prior to registration to familiarize themselves with online learning. Interested students should call 800-446-5400 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Military and Veteran Applicants: Berkeley College is dedicated to assisting veterans, service members, and their families achieve college degrees. 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/admissions/military-veterans/index. In addition, 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.)

The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is dedicated to supporting all veterans, service members, and their dependents. More 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 Applicants: The International Student Department provides assistance to international students in such areas as 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. Students can contact the International Student Department by phone 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; 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.

Conditional Admission: A student who wishes to enter one of Berkeley College’s degree programs and does not have the required proof of English proficiency can apply for conditional admission. Students can attend ESL (English as a Second Language) classes at the New York City campus through Rennert International.

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

Healthcare Program Applicants: Graduation from high school or the equivalent and an entrance exam are basic requirements 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 and successfully pass the HESI Admissions Exam (A2) for acceptance into the program. The exam consists of Science, Mathematics, and English. Students may purchase a study guide for $42 or borrow one for free. The cost of the exam is $42. The exam may only be taken twice for acceptance.

In addition, applicants to the LPN to B.S.N. program must
  1. have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States,
  2. possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license, and
  3. 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.

In addition, applicants  to the Health Sciences, LPN to B.S.N., Patient Care Technician, Practical Nurse, Surgical Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology programs must provide authorization for a criminal background check prior to being accepted into the program.  Prior to participating in clinical rotations, students must submit a physical assessment by a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant.

Applicants to the Medical Assistant program are obligated to meet the requirements of their assigned practicum site. Some sites require students to pass a criminal background check and a drug screening. Therefore, all students enrolled in the Medical Assistant programs must be prepared to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen prior to participating in the practicum course. 

All healthcare program  applicants must meet technical standard requirements as outlined in the program specific Healthcare Supplements.

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 and/or the Dean of the School of Health Studies.
  • The Department may be contacted via email at Readmissions@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Berkeley By The Numbers

47+

Million
in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2018-2019 award year

5700+

Students
including more than 300 international students representing over 50 countries (not included in these figures are over 120 international students, representing 5 countries, attending as part of a J1 visitor exchange program)

3100+

Students
enrolled in at least one online class in fall 2019

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.

Help is always available. 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)
  • Explore our new campus platform at Berkeley College