Special Announcement For Students Admitted for Fall 2020
Due to COVID 19, UC Berkeley will not host its annual CalDay Open House Event.
We invite Students of the Class of 2024, to join us in several panel discussions and to study our undergraduate webpages.
Zoom links will be posted here in mid-April.
- Curriculum Overview with Advisors for JR Transfer Students --details coming soon!
- Sat. April 18th 2-3pm PST CEE Competition Teams [ZOOM LINK]
Learn more about every competition team offered at UC Berkeley CEE! The competition teams serve as part of the huge CEE community that you get to be part of! Hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the organization that works to host professional and social events throughout the event for the CEE department.
- Sat. April 18th 3-4pm PST CEE Undergraduate Student Panel [ZOOM LINK]
Talk to current students about CEE life! They've lived through what it's like to become a CEE student at UC Berkeley.
- Sun, April 19th, 4-5 pm PST CEE Overview with the Advisers [ZOOM LINK]
For a curriculum overview, join a meeting with advisors Julia Konopasek and Catherine Bouvier Dang.
- Mon, April 20th 4-5pm PST CEE Undergraduate Student Panel [ZOOM LINK]
Talk to current students about CEE life! They've lived through what its like to become a CEE student at UC Berkeley
- Wednesday, April 22nd, 4-5pm PST CEE Overview with the Advisers --Jr Transfer Student Edition [ZOOM LINK]
For a curriculum overview specifically for Jr Transfer Students, join a meeting with advisors Julia Konopasek and Catherine Bouvier Dang.
See these resources that we discussed in the JR Transfer Zoom Meeting.
See the FAQ page.
Get an overview of CEE via the Major Map.
- When is the application deadline?
- What is the criteria for evaluating my application?
- What courses should I complete in order to be a good candidate?
- What kinds of information should I include in my personal statement?
- How are courses in progress treated?
- How can I determine which courses at my college will satisfy UC Berkeley requirements?
- Do I really have to graduate in 4 semesters?
- What courses will I be taking to complete my degree?
- If I am unable to attend the semester for which I am admitted, will Berkeley defer my admission to a later term?
- Where can I get more information on transfer admissions?
- What resources are available to transfer students?
Applicants must complete the UC admissions application by November 30 for admission for the following Fall semester. UC Berkeley does not accept transfer applications for the spring semester. Contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The success of your application will depend on the strength of the applicant pool of that year. Successful junior college transfer students generally have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better, and are as well prepared as they can be to undertake upper division course work in CEE.
Your application is evaluated primarily on:
- The completeness of the your preparation at the level considered
- Grades earned through the last semester completed
- Grades in particular courses, especially core math and science classes
- The total units accumulated including work currently in progress
- Total number of semesters you will need to graduate
- An evaluation of your personal statement
You should follow the lower division program for your major. A high percentage rate for completion of the lower division requirements betters your chances of being accepted. Some lower division requirements are not available at other colleges, so you are not expected to have completed these. However, having completed all of the courses that are required in the lower division and that are available at your school is very important for your success in being admitted.
Lower division courses that you should have completed at a minimum would satisfy these UC Berkeley requirements:
- Math 1A, 1B, 53, 54
- Chemistry 1A or 4A
- Physics 7A, 7B
- Biology 1B
- Engineering Science Elective (Physics 7C or Chem 1B or Chem 4B)
- Engineering 7
- English 1A & 1B
- How did you get interested in engineering?
- Why are you interested in civil and environmental engineering?
- What excites you about Berkeley CEE?
- What experiences influenced your decision? (Job experiences, discussions with faculty, professional engineers or engineering students, related projects, courses, etc.)
- What other experiences, such as co-curricular activities, have you had that you can relate to engineering? You should also include activities that may not relate to engineering. What skills did you learn from these activities that will help you in engineering?
- What are your goals or aspirations? What do you want to do after you graduate?
Courses in progress, as listed on the submitted "Application for Transfer to the College of Engineering" are considered completed in the calculation of the lower division completion rate. However, any change to your study list needs to be reported to Engineering Student Services immediately, as it may affect your transfer status. Final acceptance will require satisfactory completion of the term in progress.
Courses in progress through spring are considered completed in the completion rate. Summer work prior to fall enrollment is not considered in the admissions process.
The University has an ongoing program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that formally establishes course equivalencies in "articulation agreements," primarily with California community colleges.
Your college counselors should have information on these equivalency agreements. In cases where formal equivalencies are not already established, your college counselors will use catalog descriptions to help you determine which courses most closely cover the required subject.
ASSIST shows how course credits might be applied when transferring from one institution to another.
While graduating in 4 semesters is encouraged, many of our junior transfer students find it necessary to petition for a fifth semester at UC Berkeley because they are unable to complete all of their engineering lower division requirements at their junior college. Transfer students who have taken a full-load (at least 12 units) of course work but find that they are unable to graduate at the end of 4 semesters may petition for approval for an additional semester to complete their degree.
See sample four semester course plan for transfer students.
If I am unable to attend the semester for which I am admitted, will Berkeley defer my admission to a later term?
No. Admission is valid only for the term in which you are admitted. If you wish to attend Berkeley in a future term, you must reapply without an admission guarantee. You will compete with all applicants who apply for the same term.
Contact your college advisers or your college transfer center for information on transfer preparation, careers, course selection and equivalencies, and UC applications.