Prospective Boost Students

Boost@BerkeleyHaas has become a place for students to receive a boost in their academics, self-confidence, and leadership skills. This program is for the student with potential and looking to excel even if he/or she is not sure how, the student that may be a leader in the classroom or amongst siblings at home, or a student looking for the next best opportunity. Boost@BerkeleyHaas sees students for who they are in all areas, not just academically, and for the potential students have to grow.

Application Components

Short Answer Questions

It is very important for students to complete the short answer questions listed on the application to the best of their ability. We highly encourage for students to write 1-5 sentences per question in this area.

Two Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters must be completed by, but are not limited to, a teacher, coach, tutor, mentor, or neighbor. It is important that family members, friends, and classmates do not submit a recommendation letter on your behalf.


Please provide current transcripts that identify the students GPA and grades for the most recent quarter or semester. Grades from the previous year can also be submitted if most recent grades are unavailable.

Unique Item

Please provide one unique item that can show the Boost staff what makes you unique. This can be through art pieces, stories, poems, drawings, pictures, etc. The unique submissions will not be returned after the application review process.  Please only submit one item.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Process

Apply by April 16th, 2021

Student Interview dates Announced

May 31st – June 4th

Final Application Decisions Announced

June 7th – June 9th

Boost Family Orientation

(Currently TBD)

Boost Summer Academy

August 2nd – August 6th

Christian Andrews Class of 2010

"Boost has changed my life. It has single handedly taught me everything I know about business, and more importantly it has helped me get that much closer to achieving my dreams."

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