Get ahead on your college search
Jumpstart your college search with a tour of the Berkeley campus and visits to Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Get a leg up on the applications with workshops on the UC admission process, essay writing, and college interview skills.
Make your college application stand out
In addition to the unique and inspiring experiences you’ll gain through Explorations at Berkeley, you’ll receive a written performance evaluation from your instructor at the end of your program. These comments on your work, contributions, and areas of strength can be a valuable addition to your college applications.
Get the inside scoop from admissions experts
Demystifying the UC application
Interested in applying to any of the University of California schools? Then you’ll need to complete the UC application. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of an application completed by more than 200,000 students last year—and learn how to stand out in a crowd.
The college essay
College admissions in the U.S. are changing. Standardized tests are now optional at most colleges, and the Supreme Court has ruled against race as a factor in admissions. What does this mean for your college essay? Hear from an expert on why the essay remains important and how best to approach this key component of your application.
The college interview
Colleges and universities have very different approaches to interviews. Learn from an expert on what “demonstrated interest” means, the pros and cons of interviewing on campus or with alumni, what kinds of questions you may be asked, and how to prepare for what can be an enjoyable conversation—if you’re ready.