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Summer 2017 Session Dates

The Summer 2017 session dates pertaining to the SELS programs are as follows:

Session D: Monday, 03 July – Friday, 11 August 2017

Session E: Monday, 24 July – Friday, 11 August 2017

We look forward to seeing you then!

How to Order Your UC Berkeley Transcript


A transcript is an official document.  It shows which classes you took at U.C. Berkeley and your grades in those classes.  If you would like to order a transcript from Berkeley, please follow the steps below.

1.  Wait until September 15th.  If you order your transcript before then it will be blank.

2.  Go to this website here.

3.  Click on ‘Start my order’ at the top of the page.

4.  Enter your personal information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.).  You will need your student ID number to complete your order.

5.  Review your personal information and confirm it is correct.

6.  Choose:

  • when you want your transcript (now, later, etc.)
  • the reason you need the transcript (for yourself, for employment, for graduate admission, etc.)
  • your transcript type (Choose ‘summer only graduate’ if you only studied at Berkeley for the summer.  Choose ‘undergraduate’ if you will continue at Berkeley in the fall.)

7.  Choose the recipient (yourself, your school in your home country, etc.).  You can choose more than one recipient.

8.  Verify the recipient’s mailing address.

9.  Choose your delivery method (PDF or printed copy sent by mail).

10.  Confirm order and choose payment method.  You’re done!

“Panda Tank” Winners

Winners of “Panda Tank,” played in one of our classes.  “Panda Tank” is a less vicious version of the popular American reality show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs propose products or ideas to five business “sharks,” seeking investments.


Free Speech Movement Tour Pictures

Recently, our students participated in a Free Speech Movement tour of campus.  Occuring in 1965, the Free Speech Movement was a huge student-led protest fighting for free speech and academic freedom.
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Delancey Street Field Trip Pictures

On August 5, one of our classes visited Delancey Street, a leading nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that provides residential rehabilitation services for substance abusers, ex-convicts, and other people that need help.


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Transportation to SFO airport this weekend

BART is not running between Glen Park and Daly City stations this weekend (13-14 August), which might prove a major issue for students going to SFO airport.

There will be shuttle buses, but BART estimates that the trip will take an hour longer than usual. More information is available here, including in Chinese.

You can take Lyft and Uber to the airport as alternatives, but it can get pricey. And it might be difficult to get a ride as many people will be using these services.

Consider Bayporter Express as well, but we advise making a reservation at least 15 hours in advance, preferably ASAP.


SELS 2016 Certificates of Completion In

Certificates of Completion are now in! Come to our office in 112W Hearst Gym from 11AM-5PM today or Thursday to pick up yours. Please bring an ID.

Lecture: Wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda & Ethiopia

All Summer ESL and I-House students are invited to a photographic tour about the wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia on Tuesday August 9, 7:00PM-9:00PM in 2060 VLSB

Click to enlarge the poster below for more information:

Outside Lands Music Festival

This weekend!

Sold out, but…here’s how to enjoy it for free!



Orders for Certificates of Completion: Deadline is today!

Requesting a Certificate:

Fill out all the information on the Completion Certificate Request Form (

Click on Submit.

You will receive an email confirmation.

Print that email, and bring it with your payment to the table in the lobby outside Hearst Gym 112.

Payment is accepted by
Thursday, August 4.
Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.