UC Berkeley Summer Experience Program 2011
Summer is coming up in a matter of weeks. For those community college and high school students wanting to get ahead, experience university life, and possibly a shot at going to UC Berkeley, there is a great opportunity coming your way. This opportunity is called the Cal Summer Experience!
The Cal Summer Experience
The Cal Summer Experience is a two and one-half day residential program on the UC Berkeley campus for prospective high school and community college students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (first generation, low-income, etc.). There is no cost to students for participation. However, students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus. Public transportation such as the bus system or BART are very accessible in Berkeley.
There are two distinct programs, one for high school students and one for community college students. The goals of each program include enhancing students’ academic preparation for the University and introducing them to the support services that will be available to them.
An additional objective is to help students prepare for the college application process and transition to the University. Activities include faculty lectures, Personal Statement writing workshop, test preparation, major selection, transcript evaluation, and other related advising. In addition, participants will receive information on housing, financial aid and advice from a current Cal student panel.
Selection Criteria and Program Dates
The Program will run from June 26th – June 28th, 2011
High School Program: Applicants must attend a high school in the Northern California area and have completed at least 30 A-G courses by the end of Spring 2011. Applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.75.
Community College Session: Applicants must attend a California Community College in Northern California and have completed at least 30 semester transferable units by the end of Spring 2011. Applicants must also have a minimum transferable GPA of 3.5. (Students currently in high school who are concurrently enrolled in community college are advised to apply to the Cal Summer Experience for High School students.) For more information and an application contact Angela Skrivanich at 510-642-1364, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ana Fimbres-Rafferty 909-985-1896, email@example.com