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Fall 2024 Registration is Open! 

July 5th, 2024

Summer is passing in the blink of an eye -- it's time to gear up for the upcoming Fall Semester!

Enroll in Berkeley² Academy's Fall 2024 Programs now to kick off the new school year successfully.
 

From SAT/ACT Test Prep to Middle School Enrichment Classes, Berkeley² Academy is your ideal partner to achieve your academic goals this year!
 

Register by July 31st to enjoy a 10% Early Registration Discount!
 

Click Here to See the Fall Schedule!

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Don't Miss Out on Learning the Secrets to Ivy League Admissions!

May 1, 2024

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first three in-person seminars-- the first ones since 2020! We had a great turn out and it was wonderful to meet everyone!

 

But we also know that there are a lot of people who may not be able to make it out in person. So, in response to the demand for a virtual event, we will be holding our popular "Secrets to Ivy League Admissions" presentation as a webinar!

 

If your dream school is Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, or any of the universities in the Ivy Leagues, then join us Saturday, May 11th at 3pm CT!


In this webinar, James Seo, Co-Founder and Director of Berkeley² Academy, will be sharing strategies learned from 15 years of successful admission experience, and give you inside info how to snag a coveted spot in one of the extremely competitive schools and programs.


This is a FREE webinar, but space is limited, so be sure to RSVP now!

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Record Breaking Numbers for B2A's Class of 2024 College Acceptances!

April  23, 2024

Congratulations to our B2A Class of 2024! This year we've had a record breaking number of 35 students admitted to Ivy League and Ivy League Equivalent Schools, over 60 students admitted to top 35 US News Ranked colleges, and over 100 admissions secured with scholarships or honors programs!

We are so proud of our Gateway and college admissions services students, and we are honored to have supported them through their college admissions journey. With so much of their hard work paying off, there is definitely reason to celebrate! ​

Interested in receiving top quality college admissions support and possibly joining next year's celebratory list? Then good news-- there's still time to join our Gateway Program! With the expert guidance of our counselors you too can craft a top quality application and improve your chances of admissions and scholarship opportunities! Reach out today and let B2A be the Gateway to your dream college!

Congratulations once again to all of our hard working and talented students! We look forward to continuing to hear good news from you all as admissions continue to roll in.

You can view previous year's admissions results here.

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Summer 2024 Registration is Now Open! 

February 24, 2024

B2A'S Most popular courses are back, and summer is officially open for registration!

 

Wanting to make sure you don't need to sweat the next school year? Then join our Summer Intensive programs! With our help, we'll make sure you get the most out of your Summer Break. 

Register by March 30th to get a 20% Early Registration Discount!

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In-Person College Admissions Seminars are Back!

February 2, 2024

We are excited to announce that after four long years our popular College Admissions Seminars will once again be held in person this semester!

Each year, Berkeley² Academy assists numerous students in gaining admission into selective universities and programs. Armed with 15 years of successful admissions experience, Director James Seo will be providing expert admissions advice on how to snag a coveted spot in some of the country's most competitive colleges.

The seminars will be held in English and Korean at our Northwest Austin location and our Plano location!

This is a FREE seminar series! Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here!

College Admissions 101 (English)

Time: Sat., Feb. 24, 4pm CT

College Admissions 101 (Korean- Austin)

Time: Sat., March 23, 4pm CT

College Admissions 101 (Korean- Plano)

Time: Sat., April 20, 4pm CT

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Spring Break Intensive is now Open for Registration!

January 25, 2024

Spring Break Registration is now open! These intensive courses are designed to help our busy students tackle test prep in just 6-days-- including the new digital format of the SAT! Be sure to take advantage of our Early Registration Discount and sign up early! With our help you can make the most of your Spring Break and ensure that the rest of the Spring semester will be looking like a vacation!

Sign up before Feb. 17th to take advantage of our 10% Early Registration Discount on all group classes! 

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Class of 2024 Early Admissions Results are in!

January 13, 2024

Class of 2024 Early Acceptances are in, and we just want to give a big congratulations to all of our B2A students!

 

All of you are so talented and hard working, and we are thrilled to be a part of your journey towards successful college admissions! Our expert college admissions counselors love to see that their support has helped ensure your hard work pay off. With so many students accepted into top colleges and programs across the country, there's definitely reason to celebrate!

 

We're looking forward to hearing even more good news as admissions continue to roll out!

 

In the meantime, we are looking towards preparing to help the Class of 2025 achieve the same success! B2A's Gateway Program is one of the best ways for incoming seniors to find top quality support as they pursue acceptance into the college of their dreams. The Gateway Program's Priority Deadline, Feb. 24th, is approaching fast, so be sure to sign up now and ensure you're on next year's celebratory acceptance list!

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Prepare for the Digital SAT with B2A!

January 11, 2024

With the last SAT of 2023 behind us that means it's time to face the future-- from 2024 onwards the SAT will be entirely digital!

This brings with it a lot of changes, and we know that parents and students may be feeling anxious about the new test format. But we're here to tell you that B2A's got your back! All of our courses have been tailored to fit the updates the SAT has made, and we will be offering digital practice tests to all of our students signed up for group classes!

Students signed up for individual services may also request a digital practice exam if they would like-- just reach out to your branch's front desk.

With B2A's help, you can be sure that you will be able to face these changes with complete and total confidence as your student tackles the SAT this semester or beyond!

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Spring 2024 Registration is Now Open!

November 21, 2023

The Spring semester is just around the corner, and that means for many important deadlines are approaching-- be it your end of year grades, college entrance exams, or preparing for college applications next Fall. Don't face those deadlines alone! Join B2A this Spring and we'll make sure that you meet all of your academic goals! 

Sign up before Dec. 22nd to take advantage of our 10% Early Registration Discount

Click Here to see the Spring Schedule!

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Winter Break Intensive Registration is Now Open!

October 20, 2023

B2A's popular Winter Break Intensive Test Prep Classes are now open for registration! Whether you're preparing for the SAT/ACT next semester or wanting to get ahead in your AP classes, we've got just what you need. So join us this Dec. 26th - Jan. 6th*** and give yourself the gift of an easy Spring semester!

Sign up before Dec. 2nd and receive a 10% Early Registration Discount on any of our group classes!

*Choose Schedule A or B

Schedule A: Dec 26-30, Jan 2-3 & Jan 6

Schedule B: Dec. 27-30 & Jan 3-6

*Jan 6 is a test day

 

*We will be closed Dec. 31st - Jan 2nd

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Client Appreciation Holiday Gift Vouchers are Back!

November 7, 2023

The Holiday Season is in full swing, meaning it's that time of year when we roll out our Holiday Gift Vouchers to show our past and current clients just how much we appreciate them! Until the end of the year (Dec. 30th), clients can buy one of our Holiday Vouchers in the amounts below and receive an additional amount for free!

Buy $5000, get $750

Buy $1000, get $120

Buy $500, get $50

This year, we're offering an additional voucher to all Westlake parents in celebration for our Westlake location's 10 year anniversary! Any Westlake parent that purchases a voucher of $1000 or more will receive an additional $100 friend voucher that they may gift to any friend or family member new to B2A!

 

This is our best offer of the year, and it only lasts until Dec. 30th, so be sure you don't miss out! 

*This gift voucher can be used towards future B2A registrations for any program (except Master Strategy and Bridge Program) offered on or after January 1st, 2024 and is not redeemable for cash.

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Class of 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

October 5, 2023

Congratulations to Berkeley² Academy's Class of 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

 

The National Merit Semifinalists list is now out, and we are proud to announce that 47 of our very own hardworking test prep students made it onto this distinguished list!  

We are honored to have worked with this year's semifinalists, and we are looking forward to helping even more students make the list next year!

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Fall 2023 Registration is Open! 

July 3rd, 2023

Summer is flying by, and the time to start preparing for the Fall Semester has arrived! Register for Berkeley² Academy's Fall 2023 Programs and ensure that you start the new school year on the right foot!

 

From SAT/ACT Test Prep to Middle School Enrichment Classes, B2A's the perfect place to help ensure you meet all of this school year's academic goals! 

Sign up before July 28th to take advantage of our 10% Early Registration Discount

Click Here to See the Fall Schedule! 

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Berkeley² Academy Class of 2023 College Acceptances are in!

April 21 2023

Congratulations to our B2A Class of 2023!

We are so happy to have helped support so many students through their college admissions journey with our college admissions services and Gateway Program! And with a record-breaking number of students accepted into top schools and programs, there’s definitely reason to celebrate!

So congratulations once again to all of our hard working and talented students! We are so proud of all of you! 

Want to be a part of next year’s celebratory list? Then good news— there's still time to join our Gateway Program! With the expert support of our counselors you can craft a top quality application and improve your admissions chances and scholarship opportunities! So join today, and let us be the Gateway to the college of your dreams! 

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Summer 2023 Registration is Now Open! 

February 22, 2023

Summer is on the horizon!

 

Wanting to make sure you don't need to sweat the next school year? Then join B2A's popular Summer programs! With our help, we'll make sure you get the most out of your Summer Break. 

Register by March 30th to get a 20% Early Registration Discount!

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Berkeley² Academy Class of 2023 Early College Acceptances are in!

February 4 2023

Let us help you plan for summer break 2023! 

Join us in our most popular season and make the most out of your summer break. 

Register by March 30th to get a 20% early registration discount

Webinars for 2023 Spring

Join Our Spring College Admissions Webinars!

February 1, 2023

Our popular College Admissions webinar series is back!

Each year, Berkeley² Academy assists numerous students in gaining admission into selective universities and programs. Armed with 14 years of successful admissions experience, as well as personal admissions experience at top universities, Director James Seo, Assistant Director of Academics and Counseling, Emily Turnage, and Assistant Director of College Admissions Counseling, Cheyenne Davis, are the perfect people to bring you top notch admissions advice to help you snag a coveted spot in some of the country's most competitive schools and programs.

This is a FREE webinar series! Space is limited, so be sure to  RSVP here!

College Admissions 101

Time: Thurs., Feb. 16th, 7-8pm CT

Secrets to Ivy Leagues

Time: Thurs., March 23rd, 7-8pm CT

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Spring Break Intensive is now Open for Registration!

January 25, 2023

B2A's Spring Break Intensive Courses are now open for registration! Now's the perfect time to take advantage of our Early Registration Discount and make the most of your Spring Break with our Test Prep Intensive Courses. Get Test Prep out of the way this semester with our 6-day courses! With our help, you can be sure that the rest of your Spring semester will be looking like a vacation!

Sign up before Feb. 18th to take advantage of our 10% Early Registration Discount

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Spring 2023 Registration is Now Open!

November 26, 2022

The Spring semester is often one of the most important times of the school year! Be it preparing for College Entrance Exams, planning for college applications, or managing your GPA, Berkeley² Academy's Spring 2023 Programs can provide you the help you need!

Sign up before Dec. 22nd to take advantage of our 10% Early Registration Discount

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Client Appreciation Holiday Gift Vouchers are Back!

November 17, 2022

We're wanting to give thanks to our clients this holiday season to show them how much we appreciate them! So, for a limited time,  past and current clients can purchase a Client Appreciation Holiday Gift Voucher in one of the amounts below and receive the additional amount for free!

Buy $5000, get $750

Buy $1000, get $120

Buy $500, get $50

 

This offers only lasts until December 29th, so be sure you don't miss out! 

*This gift voucher can be used towards future B2A registrations on January 1st, 2023 or after on any program (Excluding Masters and Bridge programs) and is not redeemable for cash.

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Class of 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

October 7, 2022

Congratulations to Berkeley² Academy's Class of 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

 

The National Merit Semifinalists list is now out, and we are so proud to see that 55 of our hardworking test prep students made it onto this distinguished list!  

 

We are honored to have worked with this year's semifinalists, and we are looking forward to helping even more students make the list next year!

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Fall College Admissions Webinars are Back!

September 2, 2022

Got a lot of questions about this whole 'college admissions' thing? Never fear! Berkeley2 Academy's College Admissions Webinar Series is back to help answer your most pressing questions!

 

Join our first webinar "College Admissions 101" on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm to learn the answers to essential college admissions questions from Director James Seo. Whether you're a senior or planning ahead well into the future, this webinar is sure to provide you with crucial information and a competitive edge!

 

Dreaming of the 'Big Leagues'? Then join Director James and Assistant Directors of College Admissions, Cheyenne Davis (Penn Alum) and Emily Turnage (Yale Alum) for our "Secrets to Ivy League Admissions" webinar on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm! They will be sharing their personal tips as well as the best strategies for admissions using knowledge gained from 14 years of successful admissions experience.

 

These webinars are FREE, but space is limited, so be sure to RSVP now!

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Berkeley² 
Academy Named an Austin Family Favorite! 

July 12th, 2022

Berkeley² Academy is excited to announce that we have been named as  Austin Family Magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll Favorite Educational Camp! It is such an honor to be recognized. Thank you to everyone who voted!

 

We are so proud of our incredible, hard working staff, and so grateful to all of our wonderful students and parents! We couldn't do it without you all. Thank you for helping to make B2A one of the best educational programs in Texas!  

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Berkeley² Academy Class of 2022 College Acceptances

April 28th, 2022

Congratulations to our B2A Class of 2022!

We are so happy to have helped support a record-breaking number of students through their college admissions journey with our college admissions services and Gateway Program! With so many students accepted into top colleges and programs across the country, there’s definitely reason to celebrate!

Want to be a part of next year’s celebratory list? Then good news! Our Gateway Program is still open for registration! Don’t face college applications alone— our counselors are here to help support you through the process of creating a top quality application to help you improve your admission chances and your scholarship opportunities! So join us and pursue the college of your dreams!

We are so proud of all of our hard working and talented students. So once again, congratulations to you all!

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Berkeley² Academy Named Top Tutoring Center!

April 7th, 2022

We are excited to share the news that B2A has recently been recognized as one of the best college admissions consulting and academic tutoring firms in Austin!

We have been rated as one of the Best 3 Tutoring Centers in Austin by Three Best Rated, and one of the Top 9 by Expertise! Both of these organizations meticulously evaluate hundreds of businesses within a given field in order to curate a list of a community's best resources.  We are honored and humbled to be recognized, and we are so proud of our wonderful and hardworking staff.

And of course, we couldn’t achieve this honor without you! Thank you to all of our wonderful students and parents for making us one of the best test prep and college admissions firm in Texas!

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Welcome Back Westlake!

September 22nd, 2021

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new Westlake office!

We appreciate all your patience while we move and remodel our Westlake Office to better serve you and your student.

 

With its more convenient location at

3736 Bee Caves Rd. Suite 10, Austin, Tx 78746 (Walking distance to Westlake HS and in the same plaza as Texas Honey Ham), we hope to help even more students and parents in their educational journey towards college!

 

As a token of our appreciation, we are offering you a special promotion!

 

Call (512-347-7575) or email (westlake@b2aprep.com) us at the Westlake office to make a purchase in one of the amounts below to receive a gift card*! This is a perfect opportunity to register for our popular programs and receive a gift card to use for future test prep, tutoring, or college admissions needs or to gift to friends!

 

Spend $3000, Get $500 Gift Card 

Spend $1000, Get $150 Gift Card

Spend $500, Get $50 Gift Card

 

We are currently registering for all Fall Programs including: 

 

  • Weekend SAT/ ACT Classes

  • 6-Week Cram Sessions for SAT/ACT

  • Gateway Program (12th Gr.): College Application Guidance

  • Steps Program (9th-11th Gr.): College Admissions Planning

  • Hourly College Admissions Services 

  • Tutoring for ALL Subjects 

 

*This promotion will expire on Thursday, September 30th. The gift card will be provided upon registering for any current or future programs and can be used for any future purchases at Berkeley²Academy on or after October 1, 2021. Gift cards are not redeemable for cash. This promotion is only available to students in the Westlake area who register with the Westlake Office. Limit of 1 gift card per registered student. 

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Why Choose B2A Online Class Over Others?

April 4th, 2020

 

1.) Live classes that allow for real-time interaction

For online tutoring, we are currently using Google Hangouts, Skype, and Zoom (your preference). ​

We will move to a physical class at any time once the COVID-19 situation is deemed safe.

2.) Small classes for increased accountability and individual attention

In smaller classes, students receive individual attention directly from teachers.

3.) Support from a physical office that allows for material pick up

In order to encourage social distancing for everyone’s safety and health, we have set up No-contact Drop-off / Pick-up Station at each of our branches.

 

Though all transactions can be arranged online, if you prefer to drop off a check or cash for payment, or would like to pick up physical materials for curriculum or tests, please call or email us so we can prepare ahead to make your visit as efficient as possible. 

 

4.) Quality service you can only get at B2A

Expect the same quality as on-site classes you expect from B2A with top instructors, top curriculum, and top student care. 

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Berkeley2 Academy Featured in Reporting Texas

May 21st, 2019

 

Read the article by clicking on this link.

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Director James featured on KXAN!

March 14th, 2019

 

We were approached by a major media, KXAN, to share our insight on the recent admission scam.

Read the article by clicking on this link.

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Berkeley2 Academy Featured in Community Impact Newspaper!

October 2nd, 2015

We are excited to share with you about our recent feature on the Community Impact Newspaper! What started as a small business with hopes to offer resources to the next generation of immigrant families is now a two-branch business with greater resources and services to provide for a wider audience! We are so thankful for this growth and we promise that we will continue to strive for excellence and commitment to maximizing each student's potential. Thank you once again for choosing Berkeley2 Academy! We could not have done this without your trust! 

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World Vision Sponsorship

August 11th, 2015

Thank you, everyone, again for the generous donation of $202 for World Vision from our Grand Opening. We have matched this amount 100% to donate a total of $404 to World Vision's "Where Most Needed" category! We are also excited to share with you that we will be sponsoring 3 children, giving them better access to clean water and food, healthcare and protection, and education. World Vision will also work with these children to provide tools and training so they can become self-sufficient. We hope to continue to participate in charity work and help children around the world gain access to top education as our students do with us here in Austin!

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