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Online Learning

Take online programs and courses from anywhere in the world! Receive a Berkeley-quality education from the comfort of your home—no visa or application required. Search our course catalog to find the right one for you.

Search our course catalog to find the right one for you.

Study-Abroad Programs

Study abroad on a student visa for a semester or academic year with our full-time programs. You must apply and be admitted to one of our full-time programs to obtain a student visa.

Learn more about your study-abroad options.

Why Take an Online Course?

There are numerous reasons why you should take an online class and it all starts with your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?
Add the course(s) you want to your shopping cart and check out. Further instructions will be emailed to you. If you're a new student, you will need to create a student profile. If you already have a profile, log in with your student ID number and password. You can email extension@berkeley.edu for assistance with registration.
Can I start with just one course?
Yes, you can take a single course. You do not need to enroll in an entire certificate, program or sequence.
What are the differences between the three online formats?
  • Start anytime classes allow for the most flexibility in your schedule. Once you enroll, you start the class; there's no need to wait for a specific start date. After you enroll, you progress through the course at your own pace.
  • Fixed-date courses have a set start and end date—in the same way as a classroom course. There are no live sessions, but plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your classmates and instructor.
  • Live Online courses provide an interactive learning experience with scheduled synchronous online sessions held via Zoom video conferencing (Pacific Time). As with courses held in person, the teaching methods for Live Online courses emphasize lectures, demonstrations, group discussions and collaborative activities. You should be prepared to attend every session and engage in class via webcam.

Beginning August 15, 2020, you must have a Zoom account to participate in Live Online classes.

How do I schedule a proctored exam?
Due to current conditions, in-person proctoring is not advisable at this time. We have developed alternative means for course completion for all online courses, such as online exams and final papers. Please contact your instructor for more information.
We recommend you identify your proctor after you enroll in the course and no later than midway through the course to ensure that you are able to meet your course completion date. Get more information on proctored exams.
Can I transfer credits to another school?
Other institutions may accept UC Berkeley Extension credit toward an undergraduate degree, but acceptance is always determined by the institution to which you are applying. Get more information on transferring credits.

Your Online Classroom

Canvas, our online learning platform, offers interactive video lectures, discussion forums, readings and more. You'll be able to message your instructor, review your graded assignments, or get technical help 24 hours a day.

Your instructors are excited to teach online! Hear what they have to say:

Instructor Stephen Torres

Instructor Rachael Webster