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With campuses located in New York and New Jersey, as well as Berkeley College Online®, Berkeley College helps more than 7,000 students get the education they need to pursue their dreams. With six physical campuses, strong online learning solutions, and 22 academic programs, Berkeley offers students convenient access to the classes they need in the times and locations that work best for them. Our current students and alumni already know the benefits of being at Berkeley, and prospective students can find out more about what it means to be a student by checking out our student success stories.

If you're ready to take the next step toward your education and employment goals, we can help. Here's an overview of the application process from beginning to end so you can get started today.

Choosing a Campus

One of the biggest benefits of being a student at Berkeley College is the flexibility to take classes in a convenient location. From New York to Newark, our six campuses let you schedule classes close to where you work and live. If your schedule doesn't allow you to make regular class times, our online program lets you plan your coursework at convenient times while still providing the high-quality education and interactive atmosphere of our physical classes. Learn more about each of our campuses and what makes them unique below.

New York, NY

Berkeley College's New York City campus is located on both 41st and 43rd Street and is composed of two buildings just blocks from some of the most iconic New York City landmarks. Grand Central Station is just a short walk away, which makes getting to and from campus convenient. It also makes it easy to explore nearby attractions such as the WindowsWear museum and Central Park between classes. This campus has a rich, vibrant, and diverse atmosphere that's perfect for those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.

White Plains, NY

For students looking to interact with professionals in their industries as soon as possible, our White Plains campus is a great choice. It's located just 35 minutes from Manhattan, offers plentiful internship opportunities, and includes a library, Center for Academic Success, and theater. This campus is also fully accessible and specially designed for those with physical challenges.

Newark, NJ

Our Newark campus offers business and healthcare students the classes and networking opportunities they need to be successful in their fields. This campus is also especially convenient, with an NJ Transit Light Rail stop in front of the campus building as well as nearby access to PATH, public buses, and the Newark Penn and Broad Street train stations.

Paramus, NJ

For those looking to get out of the city, our Paramus campus has the friendly, close-knit feel of a small college but still gives you easy access to Manhattan and the surrounding areas. This campus is located in the midst of Bergen County's business district and offers a full range of student programs, services, and activities.

Woodbridge, NJ

Berkeley College's Woodbridge campus is located right next to the New Jersey Coast Line train station and is easily accessible by bus and all nearby highways. It has a growing focus on healthcare specialties and is close to shopping, housing, and childcare, which may be especially convenient for students with jobs and families.

Woodland Park, NJ

If you're looking for a quiet, picturesque setting, our Woodland Park campus is hard to beat. It's located on a mountaintop and next to both a reservoir and multiple parks. This location also offers student amenities such as a multilevel library, a fitness center, and ergonomic classrooms. The Center for Academic Success and Veterans Resource Center are also conveniently located on campus.

Berkeley College Online®

Ranked one of the best online programs for veterans and Bachelor's degrees by U.S. News & World Report, Berkeley College Online® lets you achieve your educational goals while working around your existing responsibilities. Online students can take advantage of the same expert faculty and course instruction as on-campus students but from the comfort of their own home.

Choosing a Degree

Whether you already know what you want to study or need some help picking a path that's right for you, Berkeley College has a variety of degree programs to choose from.*

Certificate Programs:

 

Associate's Degrees:

 

Bachelor's Degrees:

 

Graduate Programs:

 

Keep in mind that all degrees and courses may not be offered at all campuses. If you have questions about where specific classes are held, contact us by phone, email, or 24/7 online chat.

Get a glimpse into courses and class offerings by checking out the current and past course catalogs under the Academic tab of our website or by going directly to our catalog library.

Applying to Berkeley College

We understand that choosing a college is a big decision, and that's why we encourage our prospective students to talk with one of our representatives before jumping into the paperwork. Our admissions specialists can talk with you about your goals and how Berkeley College can help you achieve them. They can also answer any questions you might have about the College or the application process.

You should also consider scheduling an official visit to our locations to get a feel for the student experience and a better idea of which campus may be best for you. Scheduling a visit is as easy as filling out our information form. One of our admissions specialists will contact you to set up a date and time.

If you're ready to partner with Berkeley College for your education, the next step is completing the application. We strive to make this process as easy and stress-free for students as possible. Here's everything you need to know about our requirements, what to have handy as you complete the application, and how to get help if you have questions.

Admission Requirements

All Berkeley College applicants must be high school graduates — or the equivalent — and have a personal statement ready for submission. You'll also need to have your official transcripts sent directly to Berkeley from any high school or college you have attended. There is no minimum grade point average or test score to be admitted, but these may factor into determining the prerequisite classes you'll take before gaining entry into your major coursework.

There may also be some additional requirements and paperwork needed, depending on your application status and background.

  • Incoming first-year students: These students will need to have an official high school diploma and transcripts. They will also need a brief personal statement.
  • Transfer students: If you have attended any type of college after high school, you're considered a transfer student and will need to have transcripts sent from any post-secondary institution you attended.
  • Veterans: Veterans planning to use educational assistance benefits such as a G.I. Bill should already have approval from the VA before applying. They must also submit their Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 Member 4 or Service 2 paperwork and recertify before each term.
  • International students: Applicants coming to Berkeley College from another country will need to submit the international application, all official transcripts, proof of graduation, certification of finances, and proof of English proficiency, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Those seeking work-study: Students must first be determined as eligible for a work-study program and then apply and be accepted for a position on campus.
  • Returning students: Students who have been out of the College for at least one full term must follow the readmission guidelines, which include submitting a readmission request form, and be in satisfactory academic standing. Depending on the circumstances, these students may also need to submit the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal form (at least one month before the next term) and/or obtain approval from the department head.
  • Part-time/commuter students: Students planning to enroll for less than full-time hours should contact the admissions office to ensure they understand the changes this may involve when it comes to financial aid and length of time to complete their degrees.
  • Graduate students: Those seeking admission to the graduate program will need to have the above as well as two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a minimum of two years of employment.

Dates and Deadlines

For all of our undergraduate programs, Berkeley College operates on a rolling admission basis, which means you can apply at any time during the year. Once your application is approved, you can begin classes at the next session.

For the M.B.A. program, all applications to start in the fall on site in Woodland Park must be submitted by August 1st. For winter start, the deadline is December 1st. If you are applying to the online graduate program, the application materials must be submitted at least two weeks before the next session start date.

Fees

The application fee for any Berkeley College program is $50. This is a one-time, nonrefundable fee and can be paid online for convenience.

Paying for College

Figuring out how to pay for your education can be a daunting process, but at Berkeley College, we work to help our students by offering affordable credit-hour pricing and various financial aid options. Tuition payments are due four weeks before the start of the session and can be paid online, by mail, or in person. Our Student Accounts Department is able to accept checks, wire transfers, and all major credit cards.

Financial Aid

Berkeley College offers many financial aid options for students, which can include any or a combination of the following:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal work-study programs
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • Federal aid for Native Americans
  • Social Security benefits
  • Federal Direct Parent Loan for undergraduate students
  • Subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans
  • State-based grants and awards

Eligibility requirements and deadlines for these options vary considerably. Most programs require you to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. For more information on financial aid options, contact your intended campus directly or email the financial aid office at studentfinance@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Scholarships

Berkeley College prides itself on delivering a high-quality, affordable educational experience for all of our students. That's why we have many dedicated scholarships and grants. These need-based programs include:

  • Achievement Award
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarship
  • Corporate Learning Partnership Scholarship
  • DECA/FBLA/HOSA Scholarship
  • Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship
  • Distinction Scholarship
  • Graphic Design Scholarship
  • Honors Scholarship
  • International Achievement Award
  • International Honors Scholarship
  • Law Enforcement Scholarship
  • Military Tuition Assistance Grant
  • NJCECA Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Power of ONE New Student Referral Program Grant
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Berkeley College TAP Grant
  • Berkeley College TAG
  • Berkeley College Dreamers TAG
  • Berkeley College ETA Match
  • Transfer Opportunity Program Grant (T.O.P. Grants)
  • Yellow Ribbon Grant
  • Berkeley College Bachelor Grant
  • Berkeley College Grant
  • International Grant
  • Residence Grants
  • White Plains Campus Residence Grants

To find out more about any of these programs, including eligibility requirements, award amounts, and deadlines, visit our Grants and Scholarship page or contact us today.

Getting More Information

Applying and getting accepted to college is an exciting time, but we also understand that it can be overwhelming. Our dedicated team at Berkeley College is ready to help with any questions or concerns you may have at any point in the process, from choosing an academic program to applying for financial aid.

We have 24/7 chat specialists available on the right sidebar of our website, and you can find specific contact information for administrators and staff on our Contact page or by going to the specific Department page.

To find out more about all that Berkeley College has to offer, fill out our quick and easy information request form online and a member of our admissions team will contact you.

*Not all programs are offered for completion at each campus or through Berkeley College Online®. Please review the academic program pages for information on where each program is offered. Additionally, all students may be required to take some courses at another campus or online. The Career Development and Internship courses are only offered online.

Additional information for prospective students, please click hereFor up-to-date and detailed information, please visit BerkeleyCollege.edu and view our catalogs at BerkeleyCollege.edu/publications. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who completed programs can be found at: BerkeleyCollege.edu/disclosures.