Undergraduate Admissions

The sequential nature of the Engineering program, as well as the fact that many courses are offered only once a year, make it beneficial for students to begin their studies in the fall quarter. Applicants wishing to be admitted for the fall quarter must have submitted their completed application forms during the priority filing period (November 1-30).

In addition to information on this page, you may also want to view materials on The University of California's general admissions website or visit the UC Irvine campus admissions page for more detailed information.

High school students wishing to enter the UCI Engineering program must have completed four years of mathematics through pre-calculus or math analysis and are advised to have completed one year each of physics and chemistry. That preparation, along with honors courses and advanced placement courses, is fundamental to success in the Engineering program, and is vital to receiving first consideration for admittance to an Engineering major during periods of restricted enrollments. Special attention will also be given to applicants who have submitted their SAT I examination scores by mid-January. Applicants must apply for admission to a specific Engineering major. While the University of California does not require the SAT II examinations, applicants to Engineering are strongly encouraged to take the Math 2 exam.

If enrollment limitations make it necessary, unaccommodated Engineering applicants may be offered alternative majors at UCI.To apply as an undergraduate online, please go to the University of California webpage application. http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/

Transfer students may be admitted to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering either from another major at UCI or from another college or university. A student seeking admission to The Henry Samueli School of Engineering from colleges and schools other than UCI must satisfy University requirements for admission with advanced standing and should complete appropriate prerequisites for their major of choice. It is to the student's advantage to complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or UCI General Education and lower-division requirements prior to transfer. Since requirements vary from major to major, those contemplating admission with advanced standing to the School should consult each Department's Catalogue section and the UCI Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, (949) 824-6703, for the specific requirements of each program. All transfer students should arrange for early consultation with The Henry Samueli School of Engineering Student Affairs Office at (949) 824-4334.

Second Baccalaureates in Engineering are accommodated on a "space available" basis. Consideration will go to those students from non-STEM backgrounds who have completed all lower division requirements with exemplary grades.