The Application Process
We will let you know within 10 days of receipt of your complete application packet. Incomplete packets are not reviewed.
Waitlisted means we have not completed reviewing your file and have deferred a decision to a later date. Sometimes an interview is required for waitlisted applicants.
If you have attended school outside the state of California or the United States for the previous two consecutive years before applying, you are considered an out of state student even if you were born in the US.
If you do not have proof of California residence status and do not pay California income taxes you are considered a non-resident.
No. All students must provide proof of immunization and COVID-19 vaccination before starting the program. This is the law in California.
We accept payment by credit card for domestic applicants and payment by credit card or wire transfer from international applicants. All payments must indicate that payment is for the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth.
COVID-19 New Requirements
- Due to COVID-19, new requirements are in place. Check if your destination has travel restrictions and bring a completed copy of travel documents if needed.
- A face covering is required by U.S. federal law at the airport and onboard flights. In addition, passengers flying to the U.S. from another country, including U.S. citizens, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure, or documentation of recovery. These rules do not apply to children under 2. Passengers who may be exempt from wearing a face-covering due to a disability must contact us before travel. Visit here for more about travel requirements.
All students must be COVID-19 vaccinated prior to attending the program. Proof of vaccination must be provided at the time of check-in.
No. All high school students are required to reside in the dorms.
We make room assignments based on the information you provide in your application. If you leave out any of this information, we will assign your roommate based on incomplete information.
No. Students must stay on campus, including weekends. You are required to participate in all activities unless you are sick or injured.
No. Minors are not allowed to have a vehicle on campus. You can’t transport other students in a vehicle while you’re living on campus either.
No. You will have free time each day, but for your own safety, you must travel in pairs or groups when leaving the dorm.
Attending B-BAY can be a valuable addition to your college application. It shows colleges your interest in business and your motivation to look beyond the resources available at your own school. Because most high-school programs do not provide the depth of instruction and practical experience that B-BAY offers, this sets B-BAY alumni apart from other candidates. While you do not receive high school or college credits, you do gain invaluable knowledge and experience.
No. You must attend 98% of the sessions during the two-week to receive a certificate of completion.
Yes. Students who do not complete all assigned work will not receive a certificate of completion.