COVID-19 FAQ

1. How will Summer Sessions courses be offered this summer

For Summer 2022, UC Berkeley Summer Sessions courses will be delivered in a predominantly in-person format, however there are roughly 100 online courses available as well for students who prefer to participate in a virtual environment.

2. How will I know if the course(s) I wish to take this summer will be offered in-person or online?

The schedule of classes is live, and students will want to check the "Mode of Instruction” for each class to determine the mode of course delivery.

3. What should I keep in mind when selecting summer courses?

When choosing your classes, it is important to keep the distinction between in-person and online courses in mind. Make sure to look through course syllabi and class notes on the course schedule to identify which style the course will be taught in and which best matches with your learning style. It also may be helpful to review the general undergraduate graduation requirements. Each college and school within UC Berkeley has its own requirements. Check with your specific college, school, and/or major for further details. If you are enrolling in a course for your intended major, you must take that course for a letter grade. To schedule a meeting with a summer sessions student services adviser, please visit our Help Center.

4. Will my financial aid apply to online courses?

Yes. Financial aid will be available to eligible students who register for a minimum of 6 units, as usual. For more information about financial aid for Summer Sessions 2020, please visit our financial aid page the Financial Aid And Scholarships website and review Summer Aid information.

5. What types of programming will be offered during the summer?

The program offers a mix of virtual and in-person programming. Participants can take advantage of online pre-program and welcome webinars designed to orient students, provide academic and mental health resources, access academic advising and share tips on course selection. Participants also have access to a series of online workshops designed to familiarize students with campus resources and opportunities. The program will also host a series of in-person and virtual social activities where students can connect with their peers and program alumni.

6. Can I live in on-campus housing during the Freshman Edge program?

Cal Housing is happy to announce that all students who would like to live in Berkeley over the summer during their Freshman Edge 2022 Program are welcome to reside in on-campus residence halls. Cal Housing encourages all interested Freshman Edge students to apply February 1st, 2022. Be aware that If you live in campus housing during the summer, you will be required to adhere to public health policies designed to reduce transmission of COVID-19. Please note that Summer housing is offered through the Summer Sessions Housing Office, not through the Freshman Edge program. Please refer all questions regarding housing to Summer Sessions Housing. You can also Read FAQs about applying for Summer Housing as a Freshman Edge student on the Cal Housing website.