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University of California, Riverside - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A prospective student applies to the college at the time of application to the University. Freshmen applicants for fall quarter enrollment must apply during November of the calendar year prior to the year they would start at the University. Admission to the Bourns College of Engineering is competitive. It is recommended that applicants strive to exceed minimum admission requirements to maximize chances of admission to UC Riverside and the Bourns College of Engineering.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to an engineering department is made at the time of admission to the institution. The Bourns College of Engineering engages in a supplemental admission review process for applicants. During the supplemental review process, engineering faculty review for strong preparation including proficiency in both Math and Science coursework.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the requirements noted above, all international t applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 in A-G courses taken in the 10th and 11th grades, receive score of 550 or better on the paper based TOEFL, a score of 80 or better on the internet based TOEFL or a score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS to be considered for admission to the campus.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Campus minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited high school, or high school proficiency; completion of course work in the 'a-g' subject areas; a GPA of 3.4 or better in these courses during the 10th and 11th grades; and the ACT plus writing or SAT Reasoning test score.

Residency Requirements

Students must complete at least 3 quarters in residence, and at least 35 of the final 45 units must be taken in the college in which the degree is to be awarded.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All applicants must satisfy minimum UC requirements. All majors in the Bourns College of Engineering are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.(This is a baseline GPA for consideration and not a guarantee of admission).

Certain major course preparation is required prior to transfer, with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the calculus sequence, and in at least one additional sequence.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory course work for the major, such as the mathematics, science and other technical preparatory course work. Strong technical preparation is essential for success in the admissions process, and subsequently, in all coursework at BCOE.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 138
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 3