High School Students

Join the community of up to 300 high school students who spend their summer enjoying the San Francisco Bay Area through our Pre-Collegiate Program. You are eligible if you are within commute distance of UC Berkeley*, have completed the 10th grade by the start of summer classes, have a 3.0 average or better (weighted or unweighted), and will be 16 years of age by June 2018.

  • Earn college credit and a UC Berkeley transcript
  • Take college level courses with world-renowned Berkeley professors.
  • Receive a personal commendation letter from the Dean of UC Berkeley Summer Sessions for passing grades upon email request.

The Pre-Collegiate Program requires enrollment in Session C and/or D and does not provide housing or visa support.

*Non-resident international students are not eligible for this program and must participate in one of our residential programs instead.


Looking for a residential program? High school students can participate in the following other UC Berkeley programs:

You may be charged a $1000 residential pre-collegiate fee for these programs.


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