Concurrent Enrollment is a program for Extension students to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses without being formally admitted to the University. Concurrent Enrollment is available only for spring and fall terms; if you’re interested in attending a campus course during the summer, check out Summer Sessions.

Concurrent Enrollment Event Fall 2017
International Application Deadline June 1, 2017
Class application portal opens Aug. 8, 2017
Semester begins Aug. 16, 2017
Instruction begins Aug. 23, 2017
Term application deadline for U.S. and online students Sept. 13, 2017
Class Application Deadline (Add/Drop) Sept. 22, 2017
Deadline for Variable Unit Changes Sept. 22, 2017
Invoices for Course Fees Available Sept. 26, 2017
Payment Deadline Oct. 6, 2017
Deadline to Change Grading Basis (not audit) Oct. 27, 2017
Instruction ends Dec. 8, 2017
Final examinations Dec. 11–15, 2017

When term applications open, you apply by creating a UC Berkeley Extension account and enrolling and paying the program fees. Three to four business days after your term application is approved, you will be emailed instructions to create your CalNet ID. You apply for individual classes with your CalNet ID via CalCentral. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to apply for classes.

Once you apply for a class or classes, your application(s) is forwarded to the instructor to begin the official campus review process. As your class application(s) are reviewed, approved or denied by the instructor, department and dean (if applicable), you will receive email notifications; however, we recommend that you periodically log in to CalCentral to review the status of your class application(s). You are not officially enrolled in a course until it appears in CalCentral under the term schedule.

Please note that there is no housing placement support. If you require this support, please consider studying with Summer Sessions.

For students wishing to audit a course via concurrent enrollment, please email concurrent@berkeley.edu before enrolling.

Please be aware, students may not participate in multiple concurrent programs in any one term (i.e. UC Berkeley Extension students may not also participate in City College concurrent programs).

You must be officially invited by a UC Berkeley campus department to study in the Concurrent Enrollment program; not every department accepts Concurrent Enrollment students. To be accepted, to maintain F-1 visa status and to be approved to continue your studies for an additional term(s), you must:

  • Have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format score of 7.0.
  • Enroll full time as defined by the inviting department (usually 12 semester units per term).
  • Pay all fees within designated deadlines.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress within the Concurrent Enrollment program.

To submit your campus invitation to study, the online international Concurrent Enrollment application and the fee to Extension's International Student Administrative Services, log in to your student account, complete the questionnaire, submit the online application and check out to pay the fee.

Extension also issues you a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 for full-time study and sends you detailed information about fees and how to apply for classes. Approval to attend individual classes is subject to review and approval by the instructor, department chair and/or dean (if applicable). Upon arrival in the U.S., you must attend a mandatory orientation session. For additional information, email UC Berkeley Extension International Student Services at extension-intl@berkeley.edu.

Apply for each term via your UC Berkeley Extension account before the published deadline. Three to four business days after your term application is approved, you will be emailed instructions to create your CalNet ID. You apply for individual classes with your CalNet ID via CalCentral; see step-by-step instructions for how to apply for classes in CalCentral.

Note: Under the grade option selection, if you select Audit, the minimum course fee (0–1 unit) applies. You should discuss the Auditing option by emailing International Student Services at extension-intl@berkeley.edu before selecting it as it could affect your F-1 visa status. Note that some departments—including East Asian Languages, Buddhist Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan—reject any application requesting Audit.

Once you apply for a class(es), your application(s) is forwarded to the instructor to begin the official campus review process. As your class application(s) is reviewed, approved or denied by the instructor, department and dean (if applicable), you will receive automatic email notifications; however, we recommend that you periodically log in to review the status of your class application(s). You are not officially enrolled in a course until it appears in CalCentral under the term schedule.

All students are assessed the following fee every term that they apply and register for Concurrent Enrollment:

  • $125 nonrefundable Concurrent Enrollment term application fee
  • $250 nonrefundable Cal Services fee

International students must also pay the following fees:

  1. $200 nonrefundable international student fee
  2. $700 health insurance fee each term. (Coverage is required of all F-1 international students who receive their Form I-20 from UC Berkeley Extension.)

Fees are $750 per unit per course for Concurrent Enrollment. For classes with a lab, an additional $100 is charged.

Some programs charge a flat program and course fee per term or a higher per-unit tuition rate; consult the program or department for additional information regarding these fees.

Fees are subject to change.

There are no refunds after the add/drop deadline. Please note that special refund policies apply for certain programs; consult the program or department for additional information regarding its refund policies.

By the third business day after the add/drop deadline, you will be invoiced for class fees and will be required to pay the invoice(s) in full by the term payment deadline; there are no refunds after this date. Payment plans are not permitted.

You can pay the fees online, in-person or by mail (make checks payable to UC Regents; a $25 charge is assessed for returned checks.). Failure to pay your fees by the published deadline may result in cancellation of your enrollment and removal of access to services, as well as late fees.

You will automatically have access to the UC Berkeley Cal 1 Card, which allows you to use a host of campus services, including:

  • Class Pass for public transportation
  • library privileges
  • access to the Recreational Sport Facility (RSF)
  • purchasing dining points to use with CalDining.

The Cal Services are $250 each term. The fee is not optional.

Withdrawals

The deadline to withdraw from the term is the last day of instruction (Friday of RRR Week). All Concurrent Enrollments are subject to the published deadlines and academic policies of UC Berkeley Extension.

Failure to withdraw by this date, even if you stop attending, may result in an "F" grade.

Concurrent enrollment grades are imported from campus systems about 4–6 weeks after final exams. UC Berkeley Extension is the system of record for all coursework taken through Concurrent Enrollment. Per the UC Berkeley Academic Senate Regulation A208, campus-matriculated students in the Concurrent Enrollment program should expect to see their courses, units and grade points transfer to the main UC Berkeley transcript 6–8 weeks after the term ends. If you have been previously admitted and matriculated into a UC Berkeley degree program and did not complete your degree, Academic Senate Regulation A208 may apply to you.