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Transfer Students

Many transfer students find that Berkeley College is the right fit.

Be picky.

Choosing a college is an important choice. After beginning at another school, many students transfer to Berkeley and find exactly what they were looking for. They prefer Berkeley for many reasons, but the most common are:

  • The career-focused programs and real-world training
  • The flexibility of scheduling
  • The professional experience of the faculty
  • The “family” atmosphere, small classes, and personal attention
  • The exceptional support services and resources
  • The internships and hands-on learning
  • The lifetime career assistance for graduates*

Practical career preparation

Everyone’s educational and career goals vary. Before you choose a college, ask yourself these important questions:

  • Will the program and curriculum prepare me for a career?
    • Berkeley’s programs are developed with input from industry experts to prepare students for the professional world.
  • Are the professors really qualified to help me prepare for a career?
    • Many Berkeley professors have extensive professional experience in the subjects they teach, having worked at leading companies and organizations. Some have run their own firms.
  • Is help available?
    • Centers for Academic Success at each Berkeley campus offer comprehensive support resources and services, including tutoring at no additional charge. Counseling and other support services are also available.
  • Will I get any practical experience while in college?
    • All Berkeley programs require a faculty-monitored internship, practicum, or job-related assignment where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.
  • Will the college help me find a job?
    • More than 25 Berkeley Career Services specialists prepare students for career opportunities and maintain an extensive network of employer contacts. Free lifetime career assistance is provided for graduates*.

      *while the College is in operation

 

Transfer your credits.

Berkeley College will accept transfer credits from regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institutions for courses in which you earned a minimum CGPA, and that are applicable to your program at Berkeley. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify.

 

The Berkeley College Transfer Opportunity Program Grant (T.O.P. Grant):

If you’ve earned an Associate’s degree from a college in the United States (other than Berkeley College), you may be entitled to an award of 50 percent off the tuition at Berkeley College.** The T.O.P. Grant is renewable to students each term, based on full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.00 or better at the end of each award period. [link to more info]

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

 

Detailed information is available in the Credit for Prior Learning Guide.

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

 

Be persistent.

We encourage you to visit Berkeley College and to speak with Admissions associates, as well as other students who have transferred from other colleges. We’re confident you’ll find that we’re the right fit.

 

*While the College is in operation.

**Graduates with an Associate’s degree from a U.S. college (other than Berkeley College) may be eligible for Berkeley’s Transfer Opportunity Program Grant. Awardee must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s degree program at Berkeley. Award shall equal fifty percent (50%) of the amount of tuition due. Awards are applied after all federal grants, Post-9/11 GI bill amounts, state grants, and state scholarships have been applied, not to exceed the remaining tuition amount. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. Cost of books, supplies and fees not included.

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