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FAQs

Q:  How do I accept my offer of admission?
A:  Accepting your offer of admission includes, agreeing to the Honor Code, accepting your Conditions of Admission and paying a $250 deposit (if required). The $250 is non-refundable, and will be credited towards your first semester tuition bill. 
 
Q:  May I pay my admission deposit a few days past the deadline?
A:  Unfortunately, no. There are no exceptions. 
 
Q:  What are the Conditions of Admission?
A:  Every offer of admission is conditional. All admitted students have conditions that must be met in order to sustain Berkeley’s offer of admission. When accepting the offer, every admitted student is prompted to read and accept each of their conditions. You can find a printable version of your Conditions of Admission in the MAP@Berkeley portal, along with a printable version of your admission letter. Each condition check box must be selected. The student must then click Continue in order to progress to the admission deposit payment screen.
 
Q:  If I am unable to meet all of my Conditions of Admission, what will happen?
A:  Typically, your admission to Berkeley will be cancelled. You must contact the Admissions Office using the Undergraduate Admission Update form, if you believe you will not be able to meet your Conditions of Admission. The Undergraduate Admissions Update form will be available to students on the MAP@Berkeley portal page after March 24, 2022. Rest assured, your submission will be captured and responded to. Thank you, in advance, for your patience. 
 
Q:  How do I know which documents I am supposed to send to Berkeley?
A:  You should review your Conditions of Admission at MAP@Berkeley – as well as the detailed Cal Central Task list – for a list of all required official documents and information about how to request each.
 
Q:  I am a new freshman, but I took some college courses. The grades that I received for my college coursework are recorded on my high school transcript. Do I still need to submit a college transcript?
A: Yes. You must also submit an official transcript from the college or university that you attended while in high school, even if the college grade is recorded on your high school transcript.
 
Q:  May I defer my admission to next fall?
Q: I have been admitted to the fall term. May I defer my admission to spring?
A:  The Office of Undergraduate Admission rarely approves requests to defer admission to a future term or academic year. However, students who would like to request a deferral of enrollment may submit the Request for Deferment form. The Request for Deferment form will be available from May 1 to June 15, 2022. You will receive a response to your request for deferment by July 31, 2022.
 
Q:  Can I Apply for Housing Before I Accept My Offer of Admission?
A:  No, you can only apply for housing after you accept your offer of admission and before the housing application deadline using your CalNet credentials.  
 
Q:  Who do I talk to about a change in my courses, grades, or tests that occurred after I was admitted to Berkeley? 
A:  You should report changes to your schedule to the Undergraduate Admissions Update form will be available to students on the MAP@Berkeley portal page. The Undergraduate Admissions Update form that will be available to students on the MAP@Berkeley portal page after March 24, 2022. Rest assured, your submission will be captured and responded to.