Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

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COVID-19 UPDATES:  BIO encourages individuals to use caution when considering international travel due to COVID-19. For current travel updates (including vaccination, quarantine, and testing) see our COVID-19 FAQ page and Immigration Policy Updates for current immigration news. For current UC Berkeley policies and requirements see the UC Berkeley COVID-19 Resources page. 

Global travel conditions remain impacted by the pandemic. The Department of State has announced a phased resumption of routine visa services. Visit your local U.S. embassy or consulate website to confirm operating status and find information about appointment rescheduling and/or emergency services.

To enroll in classes, visit Summer Sessions. Berkeley International Office works closely with Summer Sessions to assist F-1 international students. Our office cannot assist students who enter the US on a B-1/B-2 visitor visa or the ESTA/Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Please note that there are restrictions on study in these statuses.

Required Tutorials

Please review these required Summer Visiting International Student Tutorials to prepare for your arrival.

Full-time Enrollment Requirements

Full-time enrollment is required for F-1 international students whose I-20 starts in summer. Find out how many units you need to be full-time.

I-20, Visa, and Travel Information

Find out if you need an I-20 from UC Berkeley, how to apply for your student visa and learn about the F-1 regulations you must follow to remain in status.

Required Online Arrival Confirmation

All F-1 students with a UC Berkeley I-20 must review the tutorials mentioned above before arriving to the U.S. After arrival, they must complete the online Arrival Confirmation & U.S. Address/Phone Update before the first day of class.

Transfer Students' Requirements

Whether you are transferring in to UC Berkeley from another U.S. school, or transferring out and leaving Berkeley, you'll need approvals.