Introducing Berkeley Global Access Remote!

Take 1–2 Berkeley classes from anywhere in the world with digital learning.

Live Online combines the interactivity of the classroom with the benefits of digital learning.

View recorded lectures before attending scheduled online sessions so you can learn theory and applications at your own pace. Then, log on to online sessions—held at times that are convenient to many different time zones—with your instructor and classmates to ask questions, receive guidance and engage in discussions.

Transfer Courses!

Earn units that can transfer to your home university.

Units earned in this program can be transferred back to your home university, or help prepare you for graduate and professional schools. Learn more about transfer credits.

What do the letters and numbers mean in a course title? How will this help me transfer units? Read about our course letters and numbers.

Talk to an Adviser

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Student Advisor Mariam Rahimi
"It is an honor to connect with students from all over the world and have them be part of our Berkeley community!"

—Mariam Rahimi, Admissions Adviser

BGA Remote Program Additional Features

  • Virtually attend graduate school admissions workshops and panels.
  • Receive personalized advising.
  • Hear from prestigious guest speakers.


  • Recommended minimum grade point average (GPA): 3.0.
  • Make sure that you meet specific prerequisites for any course you intend to take.
  • Meet English-Language Proficiency requirements.

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If English is not your first language, you must submit official evidence of English-language proficiency.

Because English-language proficiency test centers are closed due to COVID-19, you can meet our English-language requirement in any of the following ways:

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If you do not meet any of the above criteria, you can request an English-language interview through our department. If you are interested in this option, please select, "I would like to request an English interview" in your online application.

Note: Transcripts and credentials should reflect the program that you completed in English. Our Admissions department will assess all documentation and inform you if additional items are needed. Please note that our admissions process is holistic and meeting the English-language proficiency requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Email with questions or to learn more.


You may request a waiver if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • You have completed one year of full-time college-level instruction entirely in the English language.
  • You have successfully completed a university-level program in a country or region where English is the official language.
  • You are from a country or region on the exempt list. Contact an adviserContact an adviser for more information.

Applications for Spring 2022 virtual learning are due November 1, 2021.