Applying to the Haas School of Business
Minimum Eligibility for Transfer Applicants
Podcast: Transferring to the Undergraduate Program: Tips from Janet Amador, Director of Admissions, Haas Undergraduate Program (9:20)
Admissions priority is given to students who are U.S. 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.
Students preparing to apply to transfer to UC Berkeley for the business major must satisfy the following major-specific requirements for the Undergraduate Program of the Haas School of Business:
- Prerequisites: All prerequisites for letter grades
- Breadth: Seven-course breadth requirement
- Language: The foreign language requirement
- Units: at least 60 UC-transferable semester units (90 quarter units)
Students admitted to UC Berkeley as junior transfers to the College of Letters & Science or other majors are NOT eligible to apply to the Haas Undergraduate Program.
All courses required for admission must be completed by the end of the Spring term 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 www.assist.org 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.
One course may not be used to satisfy both a prerequisite and a breadth requirement for the business administration major.
Students with exam credit should review the AP, IB and A Level Information to determine how exam credit 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.
Competition for available seats from first-time bachelor of science candidates does not allow us to review applications from students who have already earned a bachelor's degree.
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