Admissions for Transfer Students

Transfer admissions priority is given to students who are US citizens, California residents, and are transferring from a California community college. This is according to California's Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California Office of the President and the UC Berkeley faculty. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined below.

Frequently Asked Questions for:
International Students

4-year College and/or Out-of-state Transfer Applicants

Students admitted as junior transfers to UC Berkeley's College of Letters & Science or other majors are NOT eligible to apply to the Haas Undergraduate Program. In addition, we cannot review applications from students who have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

-Haas no longer requires foreign language
-A score of 3, 4 or 5 on the Math AB AP Exam fulfills 16A or 1A
-A score of 3, 4 or 5 on the Math BC AP Exam fulfills 16A or 1A
-A score of 4 or 5 on the Micro and Macro AP Exams fulfills the Economics prerequisite

Students preparing to apply to transfer to UC Berkeley for the business major must satisfy the following major-specific requirements for the Haas Undergraduate Program:

Prerequisites: All prerequisites for letter grades
Units: Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units

All courses required for admission must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to starting at the Haas School of Business. All courses must be UC transferable and at least 3 semester or 4 quarter units. California community college students must follow the most current Articulation Agreement between their school and UC Berkeley for the business administration major. This information can be found on the web site by selecting the community college, then UC Berkeley, then the business administration major. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will not satisfy Haas School of Business requirements.

Breadth Requirements

You must successfully complete the 7-course breadth sequence to earn a B.S. degree from the Haas School. Although breadth coursework is not required for admission, students are encouraged to spread breadth courses over 4 years. One course cannot be used to satisfy both a prerequisite and a breadth requirement for the business administration major.

Exam & Transfer Credit

Students with credit from AP, IB and A Level exams should review the exam credit page to determine how it may be applied to program requirements. Students with college work from accredited schools may fulfill requirements with UC-transferable courses that fit the Haas prerequisite, breadth, and foreign language guidelines. Most academic courses are UC-transferable if comparable to courses offered at UC. Vocational and personal enrichment classes do not qualify.

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