Intercampus Visitor Program - L&S Guidelines

College of Letters & Science - General Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Intercampus Visitor (ICV) Program is to provide University of California students with the opportunity to visit another campus for one term to study curricula not offered at the home campus and which will directly augment and enhance their major course work. The ICV is not intended for exploration or pre-graduate/pre-professional school preparation; rather it is for declared juniors or seniors who wish to expand the course offerings in their chosen major fields. Students will not be admitted to the ICV Program for personal, non-academic reasons, nor for elective study unrelated to their declared majors.

Guidelines

Berkeley students visiting another UC campus:

  1. Student applicants must have declared a major and be at junior or senior standing before beginning the program.
  2. Students may participate for a maximum of one term with the exception of spring when two quarters of study (winter and spring quarters) may be permitted with the approval of both home campus and host campus.
  3. Students must "visit" college equivalent to Letters & Science; they cannot, for example, "visit" a professional or graduate school or college at the host campus.
  4. In addition to the standard application, each student applicant must submit a statement of purpose indicating clear academic criteria for the intercampus visit together with a letter of support from a major faculty adviser or department chair stating how the proposed course work will benefit the student's major field of study.
  5. Berkeley students will be held to the regular senior residency requirement upon completion of an intercampus visit.


Students from another UC campus visiting Berkeley:

  1. Student applicant must have declared a major and be at junior or senior standing before beginning the program.
  2. Students may participate for a maximum of one semester.
  3. Students must be enrolled in a college equivalent to Letters & Science at the home campus; they cannot, for example, come from a professional or graduate school or college.
  4. Students must obtain approval of the home campus before submitting the application to Berkeley.
  5. In addition to the standard application, each student applicant must submit a statement of purpose indicating clear academic criteria for the intercampus visit together with a letter of support from a major faculty adviser or department chair stating how the proposed course work will benefit the student's major field of study.
  6. Intercampus visitors may not take courses in the following impacted majors: Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Economics & Policy, Media Studies, Operations Research & Management Science, Political Economy, Practice of Art, Psychology, Public Health, Social Welfare, and Statistics. There may be additional impacted areas not open to Intercampus Visitors.
  7. Graduating seniors must provide a statement verifying completion of residency requirements and major requirements at their home campus prior to admission to Berkeley.
  8. An intercampus visitor to Berkeley may not transfer to the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley immediately after completion of the ICV semester. Students must be in residence at their home campus at least one term after completion of the ICV program before L&S will consider regular transfer admission.


Application Deadlines

All campuses except Berkeley:
fall quarter: November 1 - April 30
winter quarter: July 1 - October 31
spring quarter: October 1 - January 31

Berkeley only:
fall semester: November 1 - April 30
spring semester: July 1 - October 1
Applications will not be accepted after the above deadline dates.

Note: If a student who has been approved to attend Berkeley through the ICV program decides not to participate during the term for which he or she was originally admitted and requests deferral to the next semester, the student must submit a new application, an updated letter of support, a statement verifying completion of residency requirements if the student is a graduating senior, and another $70.00 fee. Same deadlines apply (review above).