To apply to Zaytuna College here are the steps you will need to take:

  1. Fill out our online application. You will be asked to submit multiple documents, answer questions, and pay a non refundable $50.00 application fee.

    1. After submitting an online application you will need to:
      Provide proof of having successfully completed one year of college-level Classical Arabic with a C or better.
      NOTE: Applicants should note that if they do not have one year of Classical Arabic, Zaytuna offers Classical Arabic in its Summer Arabic Intensive program to help students meet their requirement prior to the start of the freshman year.
  2. First year applicant must send official SAT and/or ACT scores.
  3. Send official high school and/or college transcripts.
  4. Provide proof of 40 hours of community service, download Proof of Community Service form here.
  5. Send three letters of recommendation from teachers or persons qualified to comment on a student's academic performance, potential, and character.

Email all final documents to [email protected] or mail your application materials to:
Admissions Office
1712 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Zaytuna College will continue to communicate with you throughout the application process with any updates and/or further instructions.


High School Diploma or EquivalentEquivalents include: 
• GED - earn a passing score (175 minimum)
• BA Degree
• Home Schooling - but with adequate certifications
Transcript or test score documents
Cumulative GPAMinimum, 3-30 and aboveTranscript
SATMinimum, M = 610
R and W = 670;
Essay Required
Transcript or test scores documents
ACT (in place of SAT)Minimum, 27 and above; writing requiredTest score document
CAHSEE (California residents only)PassTest score document
Arabic RequirementSummer Arabic Intensive at Zaytuna or pass the Arabic Proficiency Exam - written and oral - prior to enrollmentZaytuna Registrar
Community Service40 hoursLetter from the supervisor
Evidence of Strong MotivationEvidence of leadership and ability to succeed in a rigorous academic environmentOverall academic and personal records, including recommendation letters

Naturalized citizens and permanent residents who have recently arrived in the country are required to demonstrate mastery of English by submitting scores from one of the following exams:

  • TOEFL: Student must score at least 550 on the paper-based test (PBT); 68 on the internet-based test (IBT)
  • IETS: Student must score at least 6.5
  • Students under consideration for admission must have either an in-person or online interview with members of the Admissions Committee. 
  • Even after students are notified of acceptance by the College, admission is not finalized until the College receives an official transcript or its equivalent, showing the successful completion of a secondary school curriculum, as well as all other documents required to complete the admissions file. Finally, the enrollment agreement must be signed and any required deposits paid.
  • Homeschooled students should contact the admissions office for further information about admission requirements.
  • Zaytuna College does not currently accept international students.
  • Zaytuna College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, or national/ ethnic origin in the admission of applicants; the administration of its educational or other policies; or its scholarship, financial aid, or other programs.