Prospective Students

Admissions

Detailed information on applying for admission to the University of California @ Berkeley is available online at www.berkeley.edu. All students must submit an application by the date set by the University.

The Department of Anthropology does not review undergraduate admission applications or play any role in determining who is admitted as an undergraduate to the University of California. We also do not receive copies of any transcripts you submit to the University.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor in the Anthropology Department, before (or very early into) their first term at UCB to map out a plan for completing major requirements, and to review the courses completed prior to arriving at Cal.

Transfer students should attempt to satisfy prerequisites (Anthro 1, 2, 3) before arriving at UC Berkeley. Visit the ASSIST website to help determine which courses offered at California Community Colleges can be used to satisfy major pre-requisites.

If any Anthropology courses are completed at any place other than a California Community College, Faculty will have to review the classes to determine if they can be used to fulfill any of the major requirements. Students must provide a course description and detailed syllabus for each class they want to be evaluated.

Transfer applicants must indicate their intended major on the UC application, however, official status upon admission is undeclared. See How to Declare the Major for details on how to proceed with declaring the major once admitted.

The College of Letters and Science requires that transfer students officially declare a major in their first semester at Cal; failure to do so can result in a registration block.