Your CalNet ID and password are essential to accessing Berkeley online systems and tools. Once you’ve created your CalNet ID, you will also need to set up your bConnected account (Berkeley’s email, calendar, and file sharing system). Communication you receive as a new student from campus will go to your Berkeley email address. The MFE Program office will continue to contact you through the email you provided in your application.
Access to your MFE email and Haas computing account will be provided during orientation week.
All admitted MFE candidates are required to successfully complete the background check. You may recall that in completing your application, you acknowledged and agreed that any information you provided may be investigated. We have selected Re Vera Services, LLC to be a third party provider of services to The Berkeley MFE Program for this verification process.
Please read the outlined steps below carefully. All candidates are required to begin the verification process ASAP as you will not be able to matriculate into the program until this verification is complete. Note: A hold may be placed on the Employment section only for those who do not want to inform their employer at this time. *The hold must be released by November 1.*
Steps for background check:
- Please make sure that your employment information is complete and up-to-date in your application. If it is not, please contact us right away to send corrections.
- You will receive an email from Re Vera Services ([email protected]) to complete the release form and credit card payment. Please check your junk/spam box if you have not receive it within 2 weeks of your admission offer.
- Follow up with Re Vera Services for issues concerning your employment (self-employment, job title differences, etc.; please see below for more detail).
*If you do not receive confirmation within 72 hours (or the Monday after a weekend) from Re Vera Services that your release and payment has been received, please call 617-661-6146 or email, [email protected]
IMPORTANT: Re Vera Services is committed to making this process as easy as possible. Please note that your admission to the Berkeley MFE will be rescinded due to failure to complete the background check.
It is your responsibility to ensure all Tasks are completed. Tasks that are not completed could delay your arrival or prevent access to campus resources. We recommended you check CalCentral regularly as new tasks could be added at any time. CalCentral can be accessed here.
All graduate and professional school students are required to complete the Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. There are two trainings which you are obligated to complete:
- An online educational program called Think About It: Graduate Students.
- You will see a task on CalCentral to complete the training.
- A live training which Graduate Division will email you to sign up for a session.
Once your application has approved for admissions by Graduate Division, it will reflect in your application status. Follow the steps to accept the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and pay your $3,500 deposit. Deadlines and instructions are outlined in your letter of admission.
You must send an official and final version of your transcript and degree certificate to the MFE Program office as soon as possible or by February 1, 2023 the latest. This information is included both in CalCentral and in your Conditions of Admission. Official documents must be mailed to the MFE Office. In addition, all documents must be sent in the original stamped and sealed envelope.
U.S. schools: Degree certificate is not required, however, the degree conferral must appear on your transcript.
International schools: Official transcript and degree certificate must be in English and original language, except for countries where the official language is English.
University of California, Berkeley
Master of Financial Engineering Program
Attention: Miriam Childs
S545 Haas School of Business, MC 1900
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-1902
More information will be shared in late fall of 2022
For resources on where to find courses that meet requirements for certain conditions, please click here
For resources on University Health Services, please click here.
For Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please click here.
For resources on SHIP Waiver, please click here.
For SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Programs (including MFE), please click here.
For all other campus resources, please click here.
SHIP Insurance and Waiver Information
As a condition of enrollment at the University of California, all students are required to have health insurance that meets the University’s criteria. Students are automatically enrolled in Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to meet this requirement. If you would like to waive SHIP for spring 2023 because you already have a plan that meets all of the waiver criteria, you can do so from January 17, 2023, to February 16, 2023. Absolutely no waiver applications will be accepted after February 16, 2023. Waiver link will open on January 17, 2023.
Please visit the following link to apply for a SHIP waiver: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/insurance/waiving-ship. For more details on the plan and pricing, see http://uhs.berkeley.edu/ship.
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