SESAME Certificate FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate Certificate?

A UC Berkeley Graduate Certificate is a structured sequence of courses that focuses on a specialty or area of expertise not offered by a regular degree program. Certificates are designed to complement a student’s regular degree program. Upon graduation, those completing the program will receive an official certificate and the certificate will be noted on the students’ official transcript.

When should I apply?

Students are encourage to apply as soon as possible, even if they delay taking their first course. Students must apply by the semester before they plan to graduate.

Can I petition to include a project oriented course not listed on the webpage?

Yes. Please find a petition form [at a link to be added].

If you have further questions, please contact Lloyd Goldwasser (