New Students

Congratulations on your admission to Berkeley! 

As a newly admitted undergraduate student, you may have questions about all the things you’ll need to do in order to be ready to come to campus. CalCentral is UC Berkeley’s online campus experience. This website combines multiple campus systems into one easy-to-use mobile friendly place. Check campus email, calendar, academic progress, financial aid, enrollment information, and more.

Here are some common questions students have when they are first admitted to Berkeley: 


When are my tuition and fees due?

Undergraduate tuition and fees are due August 18, 2017. Use our easy online payment options available through CalCentral. You can also enroll in the Fee Payment Plan and pay your first installment through CalCentral. For more information on making payments, visit


Can my parent or caregiver make a tuition payment on my behalf?

Those who plan to make payments toward student accounts must be granted delegate access through CalCentral by the student. Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted.


How can I check my account balance or see if my tuition has processes?

Check CalCentral's "My Finances" tab and view the details. You can see your account balance or select "All Transactions" for even more account information.


How do I find out what my Student ID is?

Your student ID is located on the CalCentral profile page.


How do I create my CalNet ID?

Create your CalNet ID in CalCentral.


Can I accept admission to more than one UC campus? 

No, you may only accept admission to one UC campus, even if you have been accepted to multiple campuses. 


What should I do if I have not/will not meet my Conditions of Admission? 

Each admitted student will see their own Conditions of Admission explaining exactly what official documents Berkeley requires. It is very important that you read and understand this. If you have not or will not meet your Conditions of Admission (available on CalCentral), then you must immediately contact your assigned admissions officer. Your admissions officer's contact information can be found on your Conditions of Admission. 


What should I do if I have questions about financial aid? 

You may receive a message in CalCentral about your current financial aid status. Please visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website to learn more. 


When should I request official transcripts? 

Official transcripts and documents must be submitted by the deadlines outlined in your Conditions of Admission and in your CalCentral task list. You should request transcripts from your high school before your school closes for the summer. You must also request official transcripts from any college you have attended and submit them before the deadline. 


What types of financial aid am I eligible for under the California Dream Act, and how do I apply? 

Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information. 


What documentation do I need to submit if I’m an international student? 

As an international student, you will need to submit the Non-Immigrant Information Form (NIF) and send appropriate documentation required and requested by the Berkeley International Office

If you have any questions, please open a case with Cal Student Central. We’re here to help!