Pre-Engineering Program (PREP)
Get a jumpstart on your Berkeley engineering experience through the Pre-Engineering Program (PREP). PREP provides incoming, first year engineering students with a competitive edge through interactive coursework, access to advising staff, and meeting your peers before the fall semester begins. Become a “PREPpy” for life and form close bonds that will help you succeed at Berkeley and beyond.
What are our goals for PREP?
When you finish PREP you will:
What is PREP like?
PREP is an intensive program designed to immerse students into the rigors of their first semester at Cal. Below is a typical schedule* for one day in the program:
*actual schedule may vary
Is PREP for you?
All incoming first-year students (including undocumented) are invited to apply for PREP. The program focuses on the academic issues facing students from groups who are:
When is PREP?
PREP is a year long experience that begins with eleven days, August 12 to August 22. You have to be able to attend for the entire eleven days – no exceptions.
What is the cost of PREP?
PREP will cost you NOTHING. Through the generous support of our sponsors (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, RECARE Foundation and College of Engineering) PREP is free to all participants. Lodging, food, books and class time is all provided for you. A small amount of spending money is all you will need.
How to apply?
It’s easy! Just complete and submit our online application no later than June 13th.