UC Berkeley
Student Checklist

UC Berkeley International Student Checklist

Before You Register:

After You Register:

  • Once you are registered, you will receive your UC Berkeley student ID number (SID) and personal identification number (PIN). This information is emailed to you, password protected, to the email address you provided on your application. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email within a week.
  • Create CalNet ID and establish passphrase.
  • Log in to MySummer to upload the English proficiency exam score, along with the required documents for a Certificate of Eligibility if you requested it on the application.
  • Receive your Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) document.
  • Pay your SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) Fee on the SEVIS fee processing website.
  • Make an appointment with a US Embassy or Consulate in your area to apply for a F-1 or J-1 visa stamp.

Before You Arrive at UC Berkeley:

After You Arrive at UC Berkeley:

Before You Leave UC Berkeley:

  • Confirm the grading option for your courses.
  • Log in to Bear Facts and confirm any outstanding balance or available refund.
  • Visit  the Berkeley International Office and speak to an adviser if you plan to travel after your program at UC Berkeley is finished or transfer to attend another U.S. institution.