- General Information
- Course Selection
- Transferability of Courses
- Reporting Your Enrollment
- Cal Central Enrollment
- Senior Residency Requirement
- Date of Graduation
- Financial Aid
- Information for Current EAP Reciprocity Students
The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is a University of California international study program administered from a main office at UC Santa Barbara, with an on-campus office in 160 Stephens Hall.
There are several advantages to EAP:
- High quality, well-administered programs to choose from in a wide range of locations around the world
- All the courses you take transfer to your UC Berkeley transcript and GPA
- You continue to be a Berkeley student, pay Berkeley fees, and remain eligible for financial aid
The Haas Undergraduate Program will review your academic standing before approving a semester or year abroad. You are required to have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be making normal degree progress.
It is very important that you become familiar with the information on this Haas International Study website, Berkeley Study Abroad and EAP, UC Berkeley policies, as well as those of the host university. Failure to comply with the appropriate rules and procedures may affect your UC and EAP status, as well as your degree progress and status in the Haas Undergraduate Program.
Before you choose an international program and begin to consider courses, it is very important to think about your Haas degree requirements. Please refer to your Haas Degree Check. This will enable you to see your remaining requirements as well as the room in your schedule to take non-required courses while abroad. If you have any questions regarding your degree progress, please stop by the Haas Undergraduate Program office for a degree check.
While abroad during the Academic Year, you must enroll in at least 13 semester units of UC transferable work (or the EAP minimum if higher.) Units earned during Pre-ILP or ILP (EAP Intensive Language Programs) will NOT count toward the 13 required semester units. Please remember that the Haas International Study Advisor must review your course selections prior to finalizing your enrollment abroad and that no adjustments (add/drop/grading option) may be made to your schedule after the 5th week of instruction (or the EAP or host university deadline, if sooner.)
On EAP, you can make normal degree progress and complete courses that fall into any or all of the following categories:
- Remaining Breadth Courses (See Breadth Guidelines)
- Upper-Division Non-Business Courses
- Upper-Division Business Elective Courses (All Business Core courses MUST be taken at UC Berkeley.)
In addition, you may have room in your schedule to complete a range of other interesting courses that do not fulfill degree requirements. Some students, for example, are able to focus solely on language study while abroad.
Transferability of Courses
All courses completed while on EAP are UC transferable and will be listed on your UC transcript. All of the grades will be listed as well and will be part of your UC GPA. Business courses must be completed for letter grades and those grades will also affect your business GPA. The EAP office will determine unit value and whether courses are upper division or lower division.
Reporting Your International Enrollment
It is important that you confirm your course selection with the Haas International Study Advisor after you reach your destination and prior to finalizing your enrollment. You can do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include all of the following information:
University you are attending
EAP or other sponsoring school
Send a screenshot of your EAP study list or sponsoring school enrollment page if independent study
Cal Central Enrollment
Service Indicators for the semester of your return to UC Berkeley/Haas will not be released until after you submit and receive approval of your course enrollment list.
Senior Residence Requirement
After you become a senior (with 90 semester units earned toward your B.S. degree), you must complete at least 24 of the remaining 30 units in residence at the University in at least two semesters. To count as residence, a semester must consist of at least 4 passed units. You may use a Berkeley Summer Session to satisfy one semester of the senior residence requirement, provided that you successfully complete 4 units of coursework in the Summer Session.
Date of Graduation
Date of Graduation requirements do not change for students who study abroad. Business courses completed abroad will be calculated into your Business Major GPA and will affect your eligibility for honors. Students who go abroad during their final year at Haas may have to be taken off the Spring degree list and added to the Summer or Fall degree list, depending on when the international transcript is received. This would not entitle a student to enroll in classes at UC Berkeley during the Fall semester. Students completing Simultaneous Degrees, please note that this might affect your date of graduation from both majors. However, their degree(s) will be backdated to the semester that they studied abroad. Please note, if the student is completing a Simultaneous Degree with the College of Engineering or Natural Resources, their degree will not be back dated as those Colleges do not allow for this. Students whose degrees have been finalized and are eligible for Honors at Graduation after their EAP work has been posted to their transcripts, will be responsible for paying for a new diploma from the Office of the Registrar.
If you receive financial aid, please check with the Study Abroad Financial Aid Counselor in 160 Stephens Hall about which scholarships and grants are still available to you while you are off-campus. In general, students participating in EAP can keep some or all of their financial aid, but students on other programs are often unable to do so.
International study can enhance your marketability, but important employer functions and on-campus recruiting may take place while you are away. A little pre-planning should help to mitigate this problem.
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Information for Current EAP Reciprocity Students
We welcome exchange students to spend a semester or a year in the School through the UC sponsored Education Abroad Program. If your home university is a member of this exchange, please request information and an application from your home campus. The application process is lengthy so interested students are encouraged to plan ahead. While exchange students are not required to meet the same admission criteria as the degree candidates, applications are reviewed thoroughly to ensure adequate academic preparation for successful participation in our program. The list of schools participating in EAP is quite extensive. Please contact your home university or check the EAP web page for information.
Questions Regarding EAP Participation and Campus Resources
Berkeley Study Abroad (BSA)
160 Stephens Hall #2302
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