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UC Berkeley Extension courses are open to the general public. Unless otherwise indicated, any interested adult may enroll. If you require special accommodation, click here. Any course prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions.
Concurrent Enrollment application information and deadlines differ from other Extension courses.
Special requirements and deadlines apply to students in XB and XBW, UC Berkeley–equivalent courses, including courses taken through concurrent enrollment or online. Please review these requirements and deadlines prior to enrollment.
You may enroll online, by phone, mail or in person. UC Berkeley Extension uses the information provided on the enrollment form to notify you of any changes in your class schedule.
Online: If you know your section EDP, you can enroll directly by entering it in the Enroll box at the top of the webpage. If you need the course section EDP, browse course descriptions in the online catalog.
Phone: Extension accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Call (510) 642-4111. Telephone hours are 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, except holidays. Be prepared to give us the information requested on the enrollment form.
Mail: Complete, print and mail the enrollment form, with payment, to the address indicated on the form:
UC Berkeley Extension
1995 University Ave., Suite 110
Berkeley, CA 94704-7000.
Do not mail cash.
Purchase order: If you would like to enroll using a purchase order (including vocational rehabilitation or employer tuition voucher), fax your completed enrollment form with a purchase order from a sponsoring company or organization to (510) 642-3910. Extension cannot accept purchase order enrollments by phone. An enrollment form must accompany the request.
Please allow one to two business days for purchase order and enrollment processing. You may call the general Extension information number at (510) 642-4111 to verify your enrollment. You will receive a confirmation of enrollment to the address listed on your enrollment form after five business days.
If you have other questions regarding purchase order processing, email email@example.com.
In person: Enroll at any of our Extension centers. Business hours vary and are listed for each location.
Enrollments are processed in the order received, so we recommend that you enroll early to ensure a place. Payment is due at the time of enrollment.
Enrollment for the summer 2013 term opens April 8. Enrollments are processed in the order received, so enroll early to ensure a place. Payment is due at the time of enrollment. Note: Extension is changing registration systems effective July 9. Enrollment after that date differs from the current process. To ensure that your registration proceeds smoothly, we suggest that you enroll for all summer courses before July 9. Return to this page on and after July 9 for updated enrollment procedures.
You are not officially enrolled until fees are paid in full; partial payments cannot be accepted. All fees in the print catalog are accurate as of print publication time. All fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current information, call (510) 642-4111 or search the Course Catalog.
If a course has six or more classroom meetings, and if space permits, you may attend the first class meeting of a course. You must formally enroll in the course, however, and pay fees before the second course meeting.
If a course has five or fewer classroom meetings, you must formally enroll in the course and pay all fees by the last business day before the course start date.
A hold may be placed on your student records and transcript requests until all outstanding debts to the University are paid in full.
Not receiving your enrollment confirmation before your classroom course begins is not justification for seeking a refund.
Your name is added to the waitlist if your requested course section is full. You are notified if space becomes available. If we do not hear from you within 24 hours of notification, the space is offered to the next person on the waitlist. If you are waitlisted, you should not attend the first course meeting unless you are specifically advised to do so by Student Administrative Services. Student Administrative Services maintains the waitlist; instructors cannot approve enrollments from the waitlist.
Additional deadlines (e.g., application, enrollment, grade option change and withdrawal) apply for your Berkeley-equivalent (XB and XBW) class.
Summer 2013 requirements and deadlines (PDF) for Extension-scheduled classroom-based and online Berkeley-equivalent (XB and XBW) classes.
Requirements and deadlines for classes taken through Concurrent Enrollment.
Important note for applicants who have been or are matriculated UC Berkeley students: Effective fall 2005, as a condition of enrollment in UC Berkeley–equivalent (XB and XBW) courses, all UC Berkeley–matriculated undergraduate students (except those in dismissal status and those who have already completed a UC Berkeley undergraduate program) will automatically have all Concurrent Enrollment and Fall Program for Freshmen coursework included with grade points on their Berkeley campus transcript as stipulated by Academic Senate regulation A208. Matriculated UC Berkeley students are bound by UC Berkeley grade and course repeat rules. Grades for concurrent enrollment coursework taken by students in the Fall Program for Freshmen program are not included on the UC Berkeley transcript. Contact your undergraduate adviser and major department before attempting any Berkeley-equivalent (XB and XBW) classes to ensure you will not experience any unintended consequences. XB and XBW coursework completed prior to fall 2005 is not eligible for the transfer of grades or grade points to the Berkeley campus transcript. To receive transfer credit for XB and XBW coursework completed prior to fall 2005, you must submit an Extension transcript to UC Berkeley Admissions.
To change sections or to enroll in a different course, you must request a transfer to the new section or course within the timelines listed below. The timelines stated below are standard transfer policy timelines; however, timelines may vary for specific course sections. Request a transfer by calling (510) 642-4111 during business hours.
All transfer requests are subject to a nonrefundable transfer processing fee of $35 per class unless specified otherwise in the course description and must be made within the transfer policy timelines. Transfer requests that are a result of course cancellations are not subject to the transfer processing fee.
Approvals for transfers are based on course and space availability and the scheduled course start date, as applicable. Any difference in course fees is assessed and due at the time of the transfer. If you have any questions regarding the transfer policy, call (510) 642-4111.
Note: Different add/drop policies and deadlines (PDF) apply to UC Berkeley–equivalent courses. UC Berkeley–equivalent courses are denoted by the prefix XB or XBW in course number. If the drop deadline for your existing class falls before the transfer deadline outlined below, that earlier deadline applies for transfers as well.
Refer to Concurrent Enrollment Deadlines and Schedules for information on add/drop deadlines and procedures specific to Concurrent Enrollment classes.
Between courses with fewer than six meetings: Transfer requests must be made one business day before the course start date of the original course, provided the enrollment limit of the course you are transferring to has not been reached.
Between courses with six or more meetings each: Transfer requests must be made one business day before the second course meeting of both courses, provided enrollment limit of the course you are transferring to has not been reached. The timeline for transferring varies from one to six days after the course start date, depending on the course meeting pattern.
For fixed-date online courses, you can request transfers up to sixdays after the course start date. For example, if the course starts on a Thursday, you must request your transfer by the close of business on the following Wednesday (Pacific time). As another example, if the course starts on Jan. 18, you must request your transfer by the close of business on Jan. 24 (Pacific time).
For continuous-enrollment online courses, you can request transfers up to six days after your Welcome Letter has been emailed. For example, if your Welcome Letter is emailed on a Thursday, you must request a transfer by the close of business on the following Wednesday (Pacific time). As another example, if the Welcome Letter was emailed on Jan. 18, you must request a transfer by the close of business on Jan. 24 (Pacific time).
You can request a drop/refund in person at any of our Extension centers or by calling (510) 642-4111. You may also write to the Registrar's Office, UC Berkeley Extension, 1995 University Ave., Suite 110, Berkeley, CA 94704-7000 or fax your request to (510) 642-0374. You can also email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, the name and section EDP number of the course, the reason for requesting a drop/refund and phone number. Failure to include all necessary information may delay processing.
All drop/refund requests are subject to a nonrefundable refund processing fee of $50 per class unless specified otherwise in the course description and must be made within the drop/refund policy timelines. Drop/refund requests that are a result of course cancellations are not subject to the drop/refund processing fee.
If it is necessary for UC Berkeley Extension to cancel a course, your full course fee is refunded. We do not reimburse textbook fees, travel or accommodation costs, or any expense other than the full course fee in the event of course cancellation.
Note: Different add/drop policies and deadlines apply to UC Berkeley–equivalent courses. UC Berkeley–equivalent courses are denoted by the prefix XB or XBW in course numbers. If the drop/refund deadline for your class falls before the drop/refund deadline outlined below, the earlier deadline applies to refunds.
Refer to Concurrent Enrollment Deadlines and Schedules for information on drop/refund deadlines and procedures specific to Concurrent Enrollment classes.
If you enroll in a course and then cannot attend, you may request a refund within the following timelines:
For fixed-date online courses, you can request drop/refunds up to six days after the course start date. For example, if the course starts on a Thursday, you must request your refund by the close of business on the following Wednesday (Pacific time). As another example, if the course starts on Jan. 18, you must request your drop/refund by the close of business on Jan. 24 (Pacific time).
For continuous enrollment online courses, you can request drop/refunds up to six days after your Welcome Letter has been emailed. For example, if your Welcome Letter is emailed on a Thursday, you must request a drop/refund by the close of business on the following Wednessday (Pacific time). As another example, if the Welcome Letter was emailed on Jan. 18, you must request a drop/refund by the close of business on Jan. 24 (Pacific time).
Appeals to the refund and transfer policies and deadlines are only approved by exception for extenuating circumstances such as personal or family emergencies. Submit an appeal in writing. Please follow instructions as outlined above in To Request a Drop/Refund and include detailed information as to the reason for the appeal. You may be asked to submit additional documentation. You are notified of the decision within 30 business days of submitting your appeal.
Extension cancels courses only when absolutely necessary, but we must reserve the right to do so, as well as to reschedule courses and change instructors. UC Berkeley Extension receives no state or University funding and is self-supporting from course fees. If a course is canceled, you may either request a transfer to another course or you will automatically receive a full refund, usually within four weeks.
In 2012, the Center for Organizational and Workforce Effectiveness (COrWE) is sponsoring fees for specific courses. For more information on policies, a list of sponsored courses and the enrollment form, visit the UC Berkeley Learning Center.
All UC Berkeley faculty and staff with at least 12 months of University service and an appointment of 50 percent or more are eligible for a 10 percent discount (up to a maximum of $50) on enrollment fees for most UC Berkeley Extension courses. You must request the discount at the time of enrollment. To receive the discount, please complete a UCB Staff Discount Enrollment Form and present your Cal 1 Card when enrolling in person or mail the enrollment form with a copy of your Cal 1 Card. Staff discounts cannot be processed over the phone or via the Web. UC Berkeley Extension's Human Resources department will verify that you are eligible for the discount prior to your enrollment. Staff discounts cannot be given retroactively, cannot be combined with any other discount and are not transferable. The staff discount does not apply to Concurrent Enrollment courses, the Oxford Berkeley Program and some additional Extension programs and courses.
Members of the California Alumni Association (CAA) are entitled to a 10 percent discount (up to a maximum of $50) on enrollment fees for most Extension courses. Alumni discounts are restricted to one course per term. You must request the discount at the time of enrollment. To receive the discount, you must have your CAA membership card available if you enroll in person or by phone or include a copy of your card if you enroll by mail. Alumni discounts cannot be processed via the Web. Alumni discounts cannot be given retroactively, cannot be combined with any other discount and are nontransferable. The alumni discount does not apply to Concurrent Enrollment courses, the Oxford Berkeley Program and some additional Extension programs and courses.