African American Initiative makes Berkeley education a reality

Nov 01, 2018
Thanks to the African American Initiative Scholarship, 28 African American students can afford to attend Berkeley this fall. Through the scholarships each student will receive $8,000 annually. Once fully funded at $20 million, the endowed scholarship fund will provide admitted African American undergraduate students an annual financial incentive. Read the African American Initiative article by...Read more

Hot off the press! New book on CAL Prep's success

May 12, 2016
On May 12, 2016 at the Alumni House, a Book Launch was held for Achieving College Dreams: How a University and Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School. This book about CAL Prep's creation and success, tells the story of this remarkable 10-year partnership between UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools. It was edited by Professors Rhona S. Weinstein, Psychology and Frank C...Read more

UC Berkeley Freshman Admission Policy Changes

Aug 01, 2015
In April 2015, UC Berkeley adopted a new freshman admission policy. Starting in fall 2015, some applicants to UC Berkeley will be invited to submit two letters of recommendation. This will be optional and not required. Furthering UC Berkeley's belief in the value of holistic review, Undergraduate Admissions asks that those who write letters consider the following concepts when asked to add a...Read more

Is Your First Grader College Ready?

Feb 09, 2015
EDUCATION LIFE What is college? To Madison Comer, a confident 6-year-old, it is a very big place. “It’s tall,” she explained, outlining the head of Tuffy, the North Carolina State mascot, with a gray crayon. “It’s like high school but it’s higher.” Read more...Read more