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University of California, Irvine - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applications are accepted and submitted online at https://apps.grad.uci.edu/ogsa/. The deadline for submitting a completed application is January 15 (January 3 for Biomedical Engineering) for preferred Fall quarter admission and financial aid consideration. Applications are accepted for Fall, Winter, and Spring admission in most programs. Minimum undergraduate (cumulative) GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official transcripts, and scores for the GRE (General Test) are required for application. Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration. A student may receive a waiver to the requirement for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (iBT) or a paper-based test (PBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for purposes of admission to a UCI graduate program if the student completed all the requirements for their high school diploma, bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree in a country where the primary and/or dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school where the requirements were completed.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applications are accepted and submitted online at https://apps.grad.uci.edu/ogsa/. The deadline for submitting a completed application is January 15 (January 3 for Biomedical Engineering) for preferred Fall quarter admission and financial aid consideration. Applications are accepted for Fall, Winter, and Spring admission in most programs. Minimum undergraduate (cumulative) GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official transcripts, and scores for the GRE (General Test) are required for application. Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration. A student may receive a waiver to the requirement for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (iBT) or a paper-based test (PBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for purposes of admission to a UCI graduate program if the student completed all the requirements for their high school diploma, bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree in a country where the primary and/or dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school where the requirements were completed.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applications are accepted and submitted online at https://apps.grad.uci.edu/ogsa/. The deadline for submitting a completed application is January 15 (January 3 for Biomedical Engineering) for preferred Fall quarter admission and financial aid consideration. Applications are accepted for Fall, Winter, and Spring admission in most programs. Minimum undergraduate (cumulative) GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official transcripts, and scores for the GRE (General Test) are required for application. Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration. A student may receive a waiver to the requirement for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (iBT) or a paper-based test (PBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for purposes of admission to a UCI graduate program if the student completed all the requirements for their high school diploma, bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree in a country where the primary and/or dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school where the requirements were completed.Minimum scores to be considered for admission are as follows: 80 (iBT), 550 (pBT), or an overall minimum score of 7 for admission, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module (IELTS).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Applications are accepted and submitted online at https://apps.grad.uci.edu/ogsa/. The deadline for submitting a completed application is January 15 (January 3 for Biomedical Engineering) for preferred Fall quarter admission and financial aid consideration. Applications are accepted for Fall, Winter, and Spring admission in most programs. Minimum undergraduate (cumulative) GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official transcripts, and scores for the GRE (General Test) are required for application. Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration. A student may receive a waiver to the requirement for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (iBT) or a paper-based test (PBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for purposes of admission to a UCI graduate program if the student completed all the requirements for their high school diploma, bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree in a country where the primary and/or dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school where the requirements were completed.Minimum scores to be considered for admission are as follows: 80 (iBT), 550 (pBT), or an overall minimum score of 7 for admission, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module (IELTS).

Residency Requirements

M.S. degree: 3 quarters in residence
Ph.D. degree: 6 quarters in residence

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students apply as new students and are considered for admission along with all other applicants. Once admitted and registered, a student may petition to transfer a limited number of graduate-level courses taken through UC Irvine University Extension, at another UC Campus, or in another accredited university and not previously used towards fulfilling other degree requirements. With the exception of work undertaken in another graduate program in the UC system, transfer credit will not be applied to the minimum number of required units in 200-series courses.