Berkeley College seeks to provide students with an education that balances academic preparation, professional training, and hands-on experience. The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent and a brief personal statement are basic requirements for admission to degree and certificate programs. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes.

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, 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.

High School Applicants: To be considered for admission, the following information must be submitted:

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:

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, which includes a short personal statement ( and a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • 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

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 ebenefits website, located at 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 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

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 Students should call the College at 800-446-5400 ext. VET or email 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 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 a) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States, b) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license, and c) 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:

  • 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