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University of California, Berkeley - 2012

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:
All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the University. Admission to the joint major programs is at the junior level only. Continuing students may petition for change to a joint major in the final semester of their sophomore year. Transfer students interested in the joint major with chemical engineering must apply to the College of Chemistry.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:
Complete information on undergraduate admissions is available at http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/student_info/undergrad_info/index.html.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Proficiency in English is critical to success at UC Berkeley. One of the following exams is required of all international applicants from non-English speaking countries:
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - a score of 7 or higher on the academic module or
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL iBT or 550 or higher on the paper-based exam
Language exam results must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than January prior to the fall semester in which the student wishes to enroll. More information for international applicants is available at: http://admissions.berkeley.edu/internationalrequirements

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

No additional requirements. Information for non-resident freshman applicants is available at: http://www.berkeley.edu/catalog/undergrad/admission.html.

Residency Requirements

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:
UC Berkeley is one of the premier universities in the nation, attracting students from many different states and countries. It is also a state-supported institution and, therefore, must charge all nonresident students an additional Nonresident Supplemental Tuition fee. Because of the financial independence requirement, the process of obtaining California residency for tuition purposes is extremely difficult for undergraduate students with nonresident parents. Virtually all nonresident undergraduates with nonresident parents remain nonresidents for the duration of their undergraduate career at the University. Many graduate students, however, are able to establish residency the year after their arrival. Detailed information regarding establishing residency for tuition purposes can be found at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/Registrar/about_residency.html

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:
For tuition purposes, U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are not residents of California may be able to establish California residency by fulfilling the physical presence, intent AND financial independence requirements. Because of the financial independence requirement, the process of obtaining California residency for tuition purposes is extremely difficult for undergraduate students with nonresident parents. Virtually all nonresident undergraduates with nonresident parents remain nonresidents for the duration of their undergraduate career at the University. Many graduate students, however, are able to establish residency the year after their arrival. Detailed information regarding establishing residency for tuition purposes can be found at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/residency.html.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:
Applicants are selected primarily for strength of over-all grade point average, grades in specific courses for intended major, completion of lower division requirements and personal statement.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:
Information on admission as a transfer student is available at
http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/student_info/undergrad_info/prospective_undergrad/admission/transfer_students.html

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 247
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 6