Summertime provides the perfect opportunity for students to devote themselves to a favorite subject or get a jump on the upcoming school year. We offer upper division credit courses in a variety of disciplines, AP® Primers, and middle division review courses in math and English. Online classes and flex classes (a combination of in-class and online instruction) are also available.
Full-Credit Courses: (June 3 - June 21) Ceramics 1; (June 10 - July 26) World History, American Government/Economics, U.S. History, Cultural History of Western Civilization, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geometry; (July 10 - July 26) Fitness and Yoga, Design and Technical Theatre, Personal Fitness/Health.
Half-Credit Courses: World Religions (June 10 - June 28 or July 8 - July 28); Ethics (June 8 - June 28 or July 8 - July 26); Health (June 10 - June 28 or July 8 -July 26).
We also offer remedial credit courses for those who have been asked to repeat a course.
Review Courses: 3-Week Guided Online Math Review (June 10 - June 28 or July 8 - July 26), Orientation English (June 3 - June 30), Orientation Math (online June 10 - June 28) or in-class July 10-July 21), Pre-Algebra Online Review (June 12 - July 28), Algebra 1/Customized High School Math Online Review (June 12-July 28), Algebra 2 Online Review (June 12-July 28), Honors Pre-Calculus Online Review (June 12-July 28).
Students must meet with their academic dean prior to registering for a summer academic or review course, as some departmental restrictions may apply and future year scheduling may be impacted by summer choices.
Standard Monday-Thursday Berkeley dress code applies for all academic and review courses.
Classes are Monday-Friday. There will be no classes the week of July 4 (July 1-July 5). Please plan your summer vacations accordingly, as summer classes have strict attendance policies. Please be aware of each course's start and end date. For non-online courses, students are required to be on campus for their final exam.
For academic credit courses, four absences for a full-credit, six-week academic course will result in no credit being received for the course. Two absences for a three-week course will result in no credit being received. Students must receive permission from the Summer Programs Director to miss any classes of a three-week religion or PE course. For academic credit classes, there are no refunds after the first five days of classes.
For review classes, there are no refunds after the first three days of classes. A student who chooses to drop a six-week summer credit class prior to the beginning of week 3 can do so without the course appearing on the student’s transcript. If the student drops the class prior to the beginning of week 4, WP (withdrew passing) will appear on the transcript. After week 4, courses must be completed. For three-week credit classes, such as World Religions, the student can drop prior to the beginning of the fourth day of classes without the course appearing on the transcript.
Berkeley Summer Programs reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. In this event, a full refund will be issued.
Please consult the Berkeley Upper Division Handbook on school policies related to violating Berkeley’s Honor Code with regard to cheating, plagiarism, unacceptable network use, bullying, and other offenses.