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Berkeley Underground Scholars Transfer 2022 Form

Please complete this form if you are formerly incarcerated and/or system impacted (family member is or was incarcerated) and you plan on applying to UC Berkeley (or any other UC) this November to transfer next year (Fall 2022). Remember that you DO NOT have to be finished with your transferrable units before applying. Underground Scholars will support you throughout the application process (personal statement, transcripts, one-on-one support, etc).

Degrees of Freedom Panel

Watch a panel discussion on the issues of providing college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated students. The panel is moderated by Larissa MacFarquhar, a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Degrees of Freedom Report

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians, by Debbie A. Mukamal, Rebecca Silbert, and Rebecca Taylor is based on over 175 interviews, academic research, and historical investigation. The report profiles existing programs and identifies recommendations for California to take to build effective college pathways that will help these underserved students become college graduates.