Academic Achievement Program

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AAP promotes academic excellence across four programs by providing support services to Berkeley undergraduates from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds. 

The primary goals are to help students thrive academically and to prepare and equip students to pursue advanced degrees.  AAP provides advising, tutoring, counseling, and academic workshops and seminars, essential components to student success.  One of the programs sponsors a national research symposium where selected scholars present their research. These activities give students the opportunity to participate in Berkeley’s tradition of research excellence.

AAP operates within the Division of Equity & Inclusion and is funded by grants, private donors, and University support.

Posse Scholars Program

identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who  may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.  Learn more.

Student Support Services

is designed to empower students who are low-income and first-generation and help them achieve academic excellence. Learn more.

Miller Scholars Program

provides outstanding community college transfer students the opportunity to develop leadership and research or community service skills and put them into practice.  Learn more.

McNair Scholars Program

prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level.  The goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.  Learn more.