Newly Admitted Students



UC and Domestic student info Get a head start.

Berkeley Summer Sessions offers two specially designed programs for students admitted to UC Berkeley for fall:

Freshman Edge - for newly admitted freshmen.
Transfer Edge - for incoming transfer students.

Both programs give incoming students a chance to get a head start on classes, get to know the campus and facilities, and connect with peers. If accepted for Fall admission, students are eligible to opt into the corresponding Edge program via their CalCentral notifications once the accept their offer of admission. Admitted UC Berkeley students do not need to submit a Summer Sessions application.

Newly admitted Freshman are also invited to take Letters & Science W1. L&S W1 is a summer online course that provides an introduction to the intellectual landscape of the College of Letters & Science and gives you a head start on your education and your connections with both students and professors.