When Do Berkeley Decisions Come Out?

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August 28, 2023


Reviewed by:

Former Admissions Committee Member, Columbia University

Reviewed: 5/4/23

*Unfortunately, the university has not provided us with college decision-date details & dates yet for 2023. However, we'll update this post as soon as we receive new and up-to-date information for the next admissions cycle.*

Are you feeling anxious about receiving a decision from Berkeley? You’re not alone; spring has students across the world anxiously waiting to receive their university decisions. 

If you’re looking for information on Berkeley decisions, look no further. Here we cover everything you need to know about the Berkeley decisions. Since the 2022 Berkeley decisions came out on March 24th, we’ll be focusing this article on future admission cycles.

About Berkeley

The University of California Berkeley is a world-renowned educational institution and is considered one of the most prestigious public universities in the US. Established in the year 1868, Berkeley’s stunning green-filled campus overlooks the San Francisco bay. The school is known for its highly rated engineering, physics, environmental science, and economics programs.

Berkeley has been rated the second-best public university in the United States by US News and previously held the top spot for several years. Although the school is not an ivy league university, it is often confused with one due to its high level of prestige, excellent global reputation, and historic campus. 

When Do Berkeley Decisions Come Out?

UC Berkeley reviews applications on a rolling basis, meaning students can begin submitting applications as soon as the applications are made available (August 1st) up to the November 30th deadline. 

Applications are reviewed and accepted throughout the application window in the rolling admissions process. Because of this, students should apply early to ensure their program doesn’t fill up before the application window has closed. 

Once you’ve submitted your application, it typically takes three to four weeks for the admissions committee to review your application. Here we’ll go over when you can expect Berkeley decisions to come out according to the method you used to apply. 

Early Decision

UC Berkeley does not offer an “early decision” or “early admission” application. However, they do tend to release some decisions earlier than others. In 2022, a batch of early decisions for Berkeley was released on February 10th. However, it is not guaranteed that Berkeley will do so in the future. 

Because Berkeley uses a rolling admissions decision process, the earlier you send in your application, the more likely your Berkeley decision will be included in their first round of early decisions. That is, if they decide to release some decisions early. 

Regular Decision

Since Berkeley does not offer an early decision program, most Berkeley decisions come out at the same time in March. In 2022 the Berkeley decisions came out on March 24th, which is typical of Berkeley’s admissions timeline. In the future, students can expect regular Berkeley decisions to come out at the end of March.


Transfer students can expect a slightly later decision from Berkeley, but only by a couple weeks. Berkeley decisions for Transfer students were released on April 11th, 2022. Berkeley transfer decisions are typically released toward the end of April each year

What Are the Ways I Can Apply to Berkeley?

Let’s go over the ways you can apply to Berkeley. Note that Berkeley does not have an early decision or early action program, so we will only cover regular decisions and transfers. If you want to know how to get into UC Berkeley, check out our complete guide.

Regular Decision

Most students apply to Berkeley through the regular decision process. You can apply to Berkeley by filling out a UC application, through which you can apply to as many UC campuses as you’d like.


Transfer students must fill out the mandatory forms by the January 31st deadline. Students looking to transfer to Berkeley must also follow the transfer checklist to ensure they’ve met all requirements. The transfer checklist includes the following points:

  • Check the progress of your application online (through the UC Berkeley student application portal)
  • Complete both mandatory forms
  • Make sure the university has your correct, up-to-date information
  • Update your application if necessary
  • Continuously check your email, including junk folders

As stated in the second point, you must complete forms for both UC Berkeley and the University of California to apply for a transfer. You should also ensure that you have completed the necessary prerequisite courses for the program you intend to transfer into, which can be found in the Berkeley Academic Guide.

A full list of transfer requirements is available on the University of California’s Website, along with the mandatory forms you need to fill out. 

FAQs: Berkeley Decisions

Here are our answers to some frequently asked questions about the Berkeley decisions.

1. Have Berkeley Decisions Been Released?

Yes, the class of 2026 Berkeley Decisions were released on March 24th, 2022. The next round of Berkeley decisions are expected to come out at the end of March 2023. Transfer decisions for the previous cycle were released on April 11th, 2022.

2. Does Berkeley have Early Decision?

Berkeley does not have an early decision or early action application. However, Berkeley uses a rolling admissions process, so the earlier you apply to Berkeley, the earlier you may receive your letter of acceptance. 

3. What is the Earliest I Can Submit My Berkeley Application?

The Berkeley rolling admissions cycle begins on August 1st. You may submit your Berkeley application as soon as it is complete after that date. 

4. What is UC Berkeley’s Application Deadline?

The deadline to submit your application is November 30th. However, Berkeley uses rolling admissions, so it may be a good idea to submit your application early in case spots in your program are full by the application deadline. You can submit your application as early as August 1st. 

5. Can I Submit My Application Late to Berkeley?

If you submit your application past the Berkeley deadline, you risk not being admitted to the school. In special circumstances, you may be able to do so by contacting an academic advisor. However, Berkeley uses rolling admissions meaning your program may be full by the deadline. 

6. When do Berkeley Transfer Decisions Come Out?

UC Berkeley transfer decisions were released on April 11th, 2022. 

Final Thoughts

UC Berkeley’s regular decisions for the current application cycle have already been released. If you have not yet received a decision, or are a transfer student, continue monitoring your email. If you haven’t received a decision by April 11th, consider contacting an admissions advisor at Berkeley. 

Waiting for decisions can be a challenging and anxiety-inducing process. If you haven’t gotten into UC Berkeley in the current cycle, don’t let it discourage you from reapplying. Contacting an experienced admissions counselor can help you to improve weak areas of your application, and get into your dream school next year. 

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