UC Berkeley Extension's Concurrent Enrollment program provides an opportunity to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses on a space-available basis without formal admission 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. International students may also enroll in various UC Berkeley Extension International Programs which offer concurrent enrollment programs of study and certificate options that meet full-time student eligibility requirements for F-1 visa status.

UC Berkeley degree students have enrollment priority in all courses, and not all UC Berkeley courses are open for Concurrent Enrollment applicants (e.g., classes in the School of Law are not eligible). Approval of class applications is at the sole discretion of the campus academic departments.

Concurrent Enrollment Event Fall 2019 Spring 2019
International Application Deadline July 1, 2019 November 19, 2018
Class application portal opens August 14, 2019 January 4, 2019
Term begins August 21, 2019 January 15, 2019
Instruction begins August 28, 2019 January 22, 2019
Term application deadline for U.S. and online students September 5, 2019 February 7, 2019
Class Application Add Deadline September 18, 2019 February 13, 2019
Class Application/Course Drop Deadline September 20, 2019 February 15, 2019
Payment Deadline October 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Deadline to Change Grading Basis November 1, 2019 April 5, 2019
Final examinations December 16–20, 2019 May 13–17, 2019


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.

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.

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

International students who do not wish to apply to a degree-granting program at UC Berkeley have two options to attend courses at UC Berkeley and UC Berkeley Extension.

  1. Berkeley Global Access (BGA) Program. Through this short-term program, international students take courses at UC Berkeley and maintain F-1 visa status. In addition, BGA students have access to academic, visa, and housing support from a dedicated international student services team and are part of a cohort of other international students. More information on this option can be found through the link above.
  2. Individual Concurrent Enrollment Program. This option requires students to make arrangements independently to study with a specific campus department. They must contact and be officially invited by a UC Berkeley campus department to study in the Concurrent Enrollment program, generally for one or two semesters. Not every department accepts Concurrent Enrollment students. More information on this option can be found below and in the other sections on this page.

Whether you choose BGA or the individual option, UC Berkeley Extension issues international students a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 for full-time study. Students must apply to each class they wish to take and each class application is subject to review and approval (see Class Application Process below). Upon arrival in the U.S., students must attend a mandatory orientation session.

Individual Concurrent Enrollment Option

Application Process

To apply, students must submit their International Concurrent Enrollment application online before the published deadline. The application link can be found at the top right of this page or by logging into their UC Berkeley Extension account. Students will be required to upload their official invitation letter from a campus department, proof of financial resources, proof of English proficiency (minimum TOEFL score of 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format score of 7.0 or waiver letter) and pay an application fee.

Access to Class Application Portal

Before the semester begins, students will receive their CalNet ID and access to Cal Central. Once the Class Application Portal opens (approximately 4 weeks before the semester begins), students will apply for each class they wish to enroll in. Step-by-step instructions will be provided.

Class Application Process

Each class application must be approved via the official campus review process. This may include the instructor, the department, and/or the dean. As each class application(s) is reviewed, approved or denied, students will receive automatic email notifications; however, it is recommended that students periodically log in to check the status of their class application(s). Students are not officially enrolled in a course until it appears in CalCentral under the term schedule.

F-1 Visa Status

To maintain F-1 visa status while in the Concurrent Enrollment Program and/or to continue studies for an additional term(s), students must enroll full time (usually a minimum of 12 semester units per term) and be making satisfactory progress as defined by the inviting department.

For additional information on either option, email UC Berkeley Extension International Student Services at extension-intl@berkeley.edu.

All students are assessed the following fee every term that they apply 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 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.

Detailed instructions for tuition fee payment

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.

Concurrent students may be eligible for private student loans. Students who choose to use loans for concurrent enrollment fees should complete the loan application process 6–8 weeks prior to the payment deadlines.

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 Cal Dining.

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

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.