On Friday July 24, Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new guidance to schools. New international students are not permitted to enroll in schools where the instructional model is 100% online for the Fall 2020 semester. The guidance does allow schools to change their instructional model because of COVID-19.
UC Berkeley has a hybrid instructional model in place for the Fall 2020 semester. Even though the fall semester will start with remote instruction, the overall instructional model remains hybrid in nature. Therefore, international students are not precluded from enrolling in the fall 2020 semester at UC Berkeley.