Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission Criteria

Thank you for your interest in applying to a CEAS major! Visit the Transition FAQs page for more information about our application review process.

The criteria on this page applies to: Change of Major (COM), Change of College (COC or Transition), and Readmission students.

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Deadlines

Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission applicants can apply to CEAS programs during any academic semester. 

Transition application timelines and deadlines.
Applying for
Application deadline
Tentative decision date
Spring 
November 1
Late December
Summer 
March 1
Early May
Fall
July 1
Mid-August

*We will continue to accept applications until the last day of classes. We will review late applications in our next open application term. 

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When to apply

Submit your application once you are enrolled in the minimum courses (do not wait until your classes are complete). 

Guaranteed admission

You are guaranteed admission to CEAS majors if you meet the criteria below. CEAS reserves the right to consider academic misconduct and related circumstances as part of our application review process. 

Holistic review

Applicants are eligible for holistic review if: 

  • Your GPAs are within .2 GPA points of the respective criteria; and/or 
  • You have more than 75 undergraduate credit hours, passed the minimum required courses, and meet the Overall GPA requirement. 

Eligibility for holistic review does not guarantee admission. 

Timeline to co-op/graduation

Your CEAS advisor will determine your transition schedule and timeline to co-op/graduation after you are accepted. 

2022-2023 Criteria

Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission application criteria. 

Transition application criteria.
Program Required Math Credit Required Science Credit Overall UC GPA
Math/Science GPA
Aerospace Engineering (ASE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.0
2.8
Architectural Engineering (AE) MATH1061  CHEM1040 or PHYS2001 2.8 2.6
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.0
2.8
Chemical Engineering (CHE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.8
2.8
Civil Engineering (CE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001 
2.8 2.6
Computer Engineering (CMPE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.8
2.6
Computer Science (CS) MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.0
2.8
Construction Management (CM)
MATH1061
N/A 2.5 N/A
Cybersecurity Engineering (CYE) MATH1061 CHEM1040 or PHYS2001 2.8 2.8
Electrical Engineering (EE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.8
2.6
Electrical Engineering Tech (EET) MATH1026 CHEM1040 or PHYS1051 2.5 N/A
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
2.7
2.7 
Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) MATH1061 CHEM1040 or PHYS2001 2.6 2.5
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS2001
3.0 2.8
Mechanical Engineering Tech (MET)
MATH1061
CHEM1040 or PHYS1051
2.6 2.5

Fire Science Technology (FST)

Previous experience in fire service preferred

N/A
N/A
2.0
N/A