Did you know that CISL Pathway students can attend a California college (without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam)? The Pathway Program is the perfect way to study English in a U.S. college! Today we are looking at one of our most exciting partners, Berkeley City College.
Meet our CISL Pathway Partner, Berkeley City College!
Berkeley City College (BCC) is a California Community College located in Berkeley, California. It is part of the Peralta Community College District, so students of BCC can also attend classes at the other schools in the District (Laney College, Merritt College, and the College of Alameda). Students have access to hundreds of classes through these schools!
Berkeley Community College Highlights
Here are some of the many exciting highlights of attending BCC.
- Urban and academic location: the BCC (brand new!) campus is located in downtown Berkeley just two blocks from UC Berkeley
- High chance of attending UC Berkeley: BCC has one of the highest transfer rates in the nation for UC Berkeley
- Academic flexibility: students can take classes at any of Peralta’s campuses (BCC, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College)
- Easy transfer to a university: the “Degree with a Guarantee” program ensures acceptance to a California State University
- Student support: the Office of International Education (which works closely with CISL) helps international students with any questions or concerns
Guaranteed Transfer Programs
With BCC, students can study many subjects and be guaranteed admission into a California State University with which the BBC has a partnership (this is called their “Degree with a Guarantee” program).
Some of the many subjects include:
- Business Administration
- Public Administration
- Language and Literature
- Political Science
Berkeley City College has many clubs and organizations to encourage students to become involved in their new school. With BCC, students have the opportunity to join organizations such as the Association Students of Berkeley City College (the student government association) or many clubs in the Inter-Club Council (such as the Chess Club, the Global Studies Club, or the International Students Association). Additionally, the college hosts fairs throughout the year: Wellness Fairs help promote health and happiness of students, while Transfer Fairs provide information to help students choose the right college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree.
International Student Support
Berkeley City College students (and students of all other colleges in the Peralta Community College District) enjoy the services of the Office of International Education. This office provides help with visas and tuition payments and also helps with housing and other needs of international students. With the Office of International Education, students are well taken care of!
To learn more about transferring to Berkeley City College, contact CISL.