About College Foundation Summer Program


The UC Berkeley Summer Program is a 6-week program designed for students in secondary school/high schools or in the freshman year of college who are interested in intensive summer study at the wonderful UC Berkeley campus.

The Program is renowned for academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life at UC Berkeley, while sampling the vibrancy of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Students will also have opportunities to meet with representative from the UC Berkeley Office of Admissions to discuss requirements and admissions process.

The UC Berkeley Summer Program is intended for students who want an intensive learning experience in subject areas such as science, social science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. The program helps students develop the skills and experience necessary for academic success in higher education.

Upon successful completion of program, students will receive college credits from UC Berkley for the courses in which they have enrolled. Credits obtained through the UC Berkeley Summer Program may be eligible for transfer to colleges and universities throughout the world. The UC Berkeley Summer Program students take two courses through UC Berkeley Extension and Summer Sessions for a total of 6-8 units of transferable college credit.

Students who demonstrate a high level of intellectual capacity through coursework may receive letters of recommendations from UC Berkeley instructors; these letters may enhance their opportunity of being admitted to the University of their Dreams.

Daily Schedule

7:00am - 8:30am: Breakfast at Crossroad Restaurant
9:00am-12:00 Class in Sessions The morning session is often broken into two separate class meetings.
12:00-2:30pm Lunch and Afternoon Break Plenty of meals on-campus for students to choose
2:30pm-4:30pm Class in Sessions The afternoon session can consist of one or two classes, depending on the curricular option.
4:30pm-6:00pm Sports, Optional Activities and Free Time
600:pm to 7:30pm Dinner at Crossroad Restaurant
Evenings Study and Activities - We will arrange Berkeley students as tutors to help with students' study and revision
- A varying programs of films, plays, concerts and group activities, with plenty of opportunities
for socializing and spending time with new friends.
9:00pm - 10:00pm: Check-in and bedtime
11:00pm: Room checks all students in their own rooms, and quiet
Note: Saturday and Sunday are more leisurely, with time for outings, rest and relaxation

Admission Workshop

Students will also attend workshops on essay writing for college admission. For your successful admission to top American universities, essays are very important. They provide the Admission Office with better insight about you and how you differ from the other applicants. The essay also demonstrates your writing skills as well as your ability to organize your thoughts coherently.

Campus Resources

Students enrolled in the Berkeley-CEG Summer Select Program receive an official UC Berkeley ID card which provides access to all UC Berkeley campus facilities including libraries, gym, and museums.

Students have full access to one of the finest research libraries in the country. The UC Berkeley library system consists of Doe Library, the Moffitt Undergraduate Library, the Bancroft Library, (which houses rare books and western Americana) and over 20 other libraries serving a range of academic disciplines. The collections of the University Library system include 8 million volumes, 89,800 journal titles, more than 70 million manuscripts, 400,000 maps, and 16,000 videos. To access the campus libraries you must be a registered Summer Sessions student with a Summer Sessions Photo ID Cards. Continuing UC Berkeley students may use their spring Photo ID Cards.

Collection access, borrowing privileges, and hours of operation vary from library to library. For more information, consult the campus library website and look for informational leaflets at most campus libraries. Leaflets and web pages include maps of the library system, library hours, the Undergraduate's Guide to the Library, guides to research in specific subject areas, instructions on using library databases and access to library databases from your home or office, and much more. Check also for information on tours of the Main Library, and free drop-in classes on finding books, articles, and using the Internet. For individualized assistance with your research questions, ask for assistance at library reference desks, or call the Doe Library Information Center at (510) 643-3999.

Student Housing

To fully experience university life, nothing compares to living on campus. The University Residence Halls offer a convenient living environment, as well as the opportunity to meet; study and interact with peers from the United States and around the world.

Double occupancy rooms will be available to our students. Some rooms offer spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and the beautiful Berkeley hills. Each hall is equipped with a central bathroom on each floor, four floor lounges with balconies and a main lounge with comfortable furnishings for relaxing. The complex is located three short blocks south of the main campus.

The summer residential community includes a Computing Center, which features multiple workstations, printing and onsite computer consultation. All rooms are equipped with in-room Ethernet connections. Live-in Residential Living Staff provide community development activities and social programs.

Residence hall dining is offered at Crossroads, a large, state-of-the-art facility offering all-you-care-to-eat style of dining. Crossroads is located next to the Unit 2 Residence Halls. You may also eat at any open retail location on campus.

SF and Silicon Valley Tour

The whole group will go on a spectacular sightseeing and learning experience visiting local attractions at San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Students learned about the mixed culture living, exciting constructions, beautiful nature, and the history of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area.

The Silicon Valley tour starts with the drive to the Intel Museum: this exceptionally well-designed space features the history of, the concepts behind, and the design and manufacture of microchips, the essential core of every computer. The tour also drove by Google. Afterwards, students enjoy a tour of the beautiful, multi-faceted campus of Stanford University, the intellectual wellspring of much of the Valley's innovation.