International Student Checklist

Before You Apply

How to Apply

  • Applications open early February 2019.
  • In February 2019, visit the application page and follow the submission instructions.
  • Once your application is processed, use the instructions you receive via email to create your UC Berkeley login (CalNet ID). Please allow 2-3 days to receive email instructions.
  • Log in to the student information system (CalCentral) and enroll in full-time units and pay total amount due. (Tip: find the “Tasks” list in the CalCentral dashboard). Once you’ve paid for your classes, you are confirmed as a Summer Sessions student.

After You Apply

  • Apply for I-20 visa document (look for “VSIS Form” on “Tasks” list in CalCentral dashboard).
  • Log in to CalCentral and follow instructions to upload your photo for your UC Berkeley photo ID (Cal 1 Card) and accept the transit pass (Clipper Card) agreement.
  • Receive your Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) document.
  • Pay your SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) Fee on the SEVIS fee processing website.
  • Make an appointment with a US Embassy or Consulate in your area to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp.

Before You Arrive at UC Berkeley

After You Arrive at UC Berkeley

Before You Leave UC Berkeley