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 2017||Spring 2018||Fall 2018||Spring 2019|
|International Application Deadline||June 29, 2018||Nov. 19, 2018|
|Class application portal opens||Aug. 8, 2017||Dec. 18, 2017|
|Term begins||Aug. 16, 2017||Jan. 9, 2018||Aug. 22, 2018||Jan. 22, 2019|
|Instruction begins||Aug. 23, 2017||Jan. 16, 2018|
|Term application deadline for U.S. and online students||Sept. 13, 2017||Feb. 7, 2018|
|Class Application Add Deadline||Sept. 22, 2017||Feb. 14, 2018|
|Class Application/Course Drop Deadline||Sept. 22, 2017||Feb. 16, 2018|
|Payment Deadline||Oct. 6, 2017||March 6, 2018|
|Deadline to Change Grading Basis (not audit)||Oct. 27, 2017||March 23, 2018|
|Final examinations||Dec. 11–15, 2017||May 7–11, 2018|
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.
For students wishing to audit a course via concurrent enrollment, please email email@example.com 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).
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.
- You may apply to a Berkeley Global Access Program. Through this short-term program, international students take courses at UC Berkeley and maintain F-1 visa status. In addition, you 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.
- You may take part in individual concurrent enrollment. This option requires you make arrangements independently to study with a specific campus department. You 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.
Regardless of which option you choose, Extension issues international students 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.
Individual Concurrent Enrollment Option
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. 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.
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.
To maintain F-1 visa status through concurrent enrollment 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).
For additional information on either option, email UC Berkeley Extension International Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- $200 nonrefundable international student fee
- $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.
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.