High School Students

Join the growing number of high school students who spend their summer taking courses through Berkeley’s Pre-College Scholars program. We offer residential and commuter programs.


embARC Summer Design Academy, by Sesame Consulting and the College of Environmental Design

International and domestic high school students from diverse backgrounds converge on Wurster Hall for four intensive weeks to explore architecture, sustainable city planning, and urban design in the studio, lecture hall, Fabrication Shop, and at special sites across the bay area.

Headed for a California Community College?

Pathways to Four-Year Universities is a new initiative with UC Berkeley and five Bay Area community colleges. Pathways supports community college students with the intent to transfer to UC Berkeley, another UC campus, or any four-year university with two key elements:

  • Advising from UC Berkeley advisers directly on their community college campus
  • Taking summer courses at UC Berkeley