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UC Berkeley Transfers: 2022 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to UC Berkeley. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to UC Berkeley.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At UC Berkeley, 7.61% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for UC Berkeley, click here

    Can you transfer into UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Not Required
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Not Required
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, UC Berkeley also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    UC Berkeley requires a minimum of 60 credits.

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    Additionally, of the 4316 accepted transfer students, 2332 students enrolled - that means the yield was 54.03%.

    UC Berkeley accepts 23 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    UC Berkeley requires a minimum college GPA of 2.4 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, UC Berkeley requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.6.

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the UC Berkeley website for more info.
    UC Berkeley accepts 22.49% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into UC Berkeley, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.89 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.05. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of UC Berkeley students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 650 790 720
    SAT Reading 620 750 685
    2018 Total SAT Score 1270 1540 1405
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 27 35 31
    ACT Reading 28 35 31
    2018 Total ACT Score 55 70 62

    UC Berkeley’s average SAT score is 1405. To be a competitive applicant for UC Berkeley your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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