International Student Checklist

Before You Apply

How to Apply

  • Application opens in February. Visit the application page and follow the submission instructions. You will need to submit your documentation to meet the English Proficiency Requirement with your application. Documentations for your visa application are submitted after enrolling in classes.
  • All non-UC visiting students will be required to pay a non-refundable $25 Application Fee.
  • 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 CalCentral and complete all required tasks. Certain tasks will be required prior to enrollment.
  • In CalCentral, enroll in classes and pay the total amount due (look for "Tasks" list in CalCentral dashboard). Once you've paid for your classes, you will be confirmed as a Summer Sessions student.
  • Note that official notifications will be sent to your UC Berkeley email address. Remember to check it regularly to make sure that you do not miss important and timely notifications regarding housing, billing, or enrollment activity.

Apply for Your F-1 I-20 Visa Document

Before You Arrive

After You Arrive

  • Check into your summer housing and obtain the complete address of your local residence.
  • Complete the mandatory Online Arrival Confirmation process.
  • Follow the instructions you received by email to pick up your Cal 1 Card and AC Transit EasyPass.
  • Attend our virtual Orientation presentation. Information will be emailed to you.
  • Attend your first classes.
  • Buy textbooks. You can check Cal Student Store for the assigned books for your classes.
  • Make friends and explore the Bay Area! Attend the Summer Sessions campus events.
  • For further questions, visit our Berkeley Summer Sessions Help Center.

Before You Leave

  • Log in to CalCentral and pay any outstanding balance.
  • Contact if you plan to travel after your program at UC Berkeley is finished or transfer to another U.S. institution.
  • Confirm your grades are assigned in CalCentral before ordering an official transcript. See the Office of the Registrar for more information.
  • Your CalNet ID expires 120 days after the end of summer. Update your profile information in CalCentral, such as your mailing address, preferred email address, etc.