Summer 2022 Sessions – CLOSED

Complete 2022 Online Application

Application Requirements:

  • Essay
    *Write an essay in English* (600 – 700 words, 1.5-spaced, 12-point font and insert header including Last Name, First Name, and Word Count in the upper right corner) that responds to all of the following:

    *The four Defining Principles of BerkeleyHaas are: Question the Status Quo, Students Always, Beyond Yourself, and Confidence without Attitude. Which one of these principles speaks most to you? Explain why.
    *Consider a team situation where you questioned or challenged a belief or an idea. What influenced your views, and what was the outcome?*There is a distinct difference between invention and innovation. Using your experience in current times, identify an opportunity in your community to apply innovation towards a positive social change. *How will  Berkeley Business Academy for Youth help you to achieve your goals? What skills will you bring to the program? * If English is not your native language, please write one paragraph describing your English educational background and experience.
  • Two teacher recommendations
    • Please have two teachers complete the application form. Teachers must email the form to directly. We will not accept forms submitted by the student. Download form here.
  • Transcript
    • Students must upload a transcript including grades from the past 2 years (can be unofficial). The transcript must display the student’s name.
      • The essay questions are designed to incite honest, thoughtful responses to help us get to know  you, your interests and reasons for applying to the BBAY program. In addition to content, essays are evaluated for writing and critical thinking ability, skill in organizing and presenting thoughts, and  the relevance of your answer to the questions posed.    

Application Fees

A non-refundable $75 application fee must accompany the completed application. Applications submitted without payment will not be reviewed.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022 at 5 pm PST

We encourage you to apply prior to the application deadline as applications are reviewed accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

We look for academically motivated, mature students who are interested in attending a rigorous college-prep summer business academy. B-BAY is for youth who want to develop their knowledge of business or have a passion for business. The application and accompanying materials should convey your level of maturity and motivation.


You may be asked to do a virtual interview with a member of the Admissions Committee to determine admission to the program.

When we receive your complete application (your application form, essay, all supplemental materials, and the application fee). An admissions decision will be made and e-mailed to you within two weeks.

Enrolling: Students admitted into the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth have 10 days (weekends included) from your acceptance date to enroll online and pay the program fees. You are not enrolled until full payment is received.