Adult and Transfer Students

Flexible course scheduling is an effective and convenient way to balance college with family, work, and other responsibilities. That is what attracts many adult and transfer students to the intensive, career- focused programs taught by experienced professionals at Berkeley College.

Courses are available during the daytime, in the evening, on weekends, and either part-time or full-time. Many courses and even entire programs are also offered online. You can log onto Berkeley College Online® with a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any location where internet access is available and permitted by law, and work at your own pace to complete weekly course assignments.

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.

Apply for the Berkeley College Transfer Opportunity Program Grant (T.O.P. Grant):

  • If you 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. 
Credit for Prior Learning is available for students who must complete the last 25 percent of the credits required for their degree in residence at Berkeley College.

Students at Berkeley College gain access to:

  • A comprehensive array of degree and certificate programs that meet business and professional demands
  • The flexibility of day, evening/weekend, and online classes
  • An outstanding, supportive faculty with relevant professional experience
  • Career Services specialists who identify and prepare students for career opportunities
  • Valuable, practical career experience through internships, practicums, or job-related assignments
  • Free lifetime career assistance for graduates**

*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.

**While the College is in operation.

Preparing you for the professional world

Whether you’re a new student enrolling in college for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, Berkeley College prepares students for success.

If you’re applying to college, ask the following questions:

  • Will the program and curriculum prepare me for a career?
  • Are the professors really qualified to help me prepare for a career?
  • Is help available?
  • Will I get any practical experience while in college?
  • Will the college help me find a job?

Here are some important factors to consider when choosing a college:

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

Campus Life at Berkeley College

Academics come first, but at Berkeley College you'll always have the opportunity to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Our numerous campuses in the New York and New Jersey metro area provide quick access to the social, educational, and cultural resources that New York City has to offer.

Visit the local: movie theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities.

Compare closely and you’ll see that Berkeley College is an excellent choice.

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:

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