Admission Requirements and Information

Here at CEAS, we have two application processes: an undergraduate application for bachelor of science programs (BS) and a graduate application for master's (MS), master of engineering (MEng), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission to bachelor's programs at the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) is based on a holistic review of applicants’ grades, test scores, classes taken, extracurricular involvement and activities, letters of recommendation, and essay. Visit the UC Admissions page for more detailed information on admission requirements.

What is a "direct admissions" college?

CEAS has a direct admittance policy, which means that high school students apply directly to the program they are most interested in.

If students are undecided or have several preferences, they can indicate up to three program choices on their college application; or can apply to the First-Year Engineering Program (Formerly Freshman Engineering Program), an undecided engineering program that allows students to transition to a specific program after one to two semesters.

Graduate Admissions

Visit the UC Graduate School website for additional information on application requirements for each graduate-level program.

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