So I graduated high school June 2010 and started at a CCC in Jan 2011 due to some eprsonal issues. I am planning to apply to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business this Novemeber as a transfer student, but since Jan 2011 I have acquired about 77 units and I read on the Berkeley website that 80 units is the maximum limit. Since I still have two more pre-reqs to complete my overall units will exceed 80. I have only attended a CCC and not a 4-year college, but I am freaking out because I really don't want a little thing like taking excess units to hinder my potential admission. Does anyone know if 80 is the cap for Haas?
Please let me know because I am having sleepless nights since its the weekend and I cant call Berkeley admissions. Sorry for the lengthy post.
Hi comp100, I transferred into Haas and was paranoid about everything before applying too :-). Based on my interactions with UCB / Haas admissions officers:
If all your units are from a CC, then there is no limit because there are no upper division courses available. They will only credit 70 units upon transferring though.
If you attended a four year, then the rule would apply because of upper division courses, but you didn't so you're fine. The best thing to do is to call Haas or ask Ms. Sun any time you have questions. Don't rely on threads when it comes to stiff like this.
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Last edited by dnoland332; 11-11-2012 at 05:48 PM.
UCB: Each of the individual colleges and the Haas School of Business establishes its
own unit limitation policies for students who have attended a four-year
institution before enrolling at a community college:
College of Letters and Science: A student who has accumulated more than
80 transferable semester units from a four-year institution is considered to have
excess units and will not be admitted. A student who has completed 80 or fewer
UC-transferable semester units at a four-year university and then transfers to a
community college will not accrue excess units and will be considered for
Students who have only attended a community college will be granted subject
credit, but not unit credit, for appropriate two-year college coursework taken in
excess of the community college 70-unit limit; such subject credit may be used
to satisfy/complete requirements.
College of Environmental Design: This college follows the same unit
accumulation policy as the College of Letters and Science (see above), except
that its limit on transferable coursework taken at a four-year university is 86
Other colleges: UC Berkeley’s other colleges total both university units and
a maximum of 70 community college UC-transferable units. The limits on
combined transferable university and community college work are as follows:
• College of Chemistry: 80 semester units; applicants with more than
80 units require special approval.
• College of Engineering: 89 semester units.
• College of Natural Resources: 90 semester units. Though the college
does not have a specific unit limitation, it carefully reviews applicants with
90 or more semester units to ensure that they can graduate within a
• Haas School of Business: No maximum limit
I'm not sure how up to date this information is so you may want to call them to make sure it is correct.