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Newly Admitted Students


UC and Domestic student infoGet 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.

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.

If you are admitted as a freshman or transfer student for fall and eligible for these programs, you will receive information on how to apply shortly after being notified of your admittance to UC Berkeley. You will then be able to apply through our online application in March and April.