Change of college
Each year, Berkeley Engineering receives many more applications for freshman and transfer admissions than we can accommodate. For current Berkeley students wishing to transfer into the College of Engineering, or for prospective students hoping to transfer after they enroll, admission via a change of college application is highly unlikely and very competitive. Students should not count on admission through this method. Through freshman and transfer admissions, we admit the maximum number of students.
Change of college applicants should note that because most programs in the College of Engineering are heavily subscribed, seats in our courses are reserved for engineering students. It is difficult for non-engineering students to get a seat in many engineering courses. This makes a change of college application even more challenging, as one requirement for admission is completion of the prescribed engineering curriculum. Since availability in these courses for non-engineering students is very limited, it may not be possible to meet the minimum requirements for consideration.
If you’re already a freshman at Berkeley, it’s imperative that you work with the advisers in your admitted college to develop an academic plan that prepares you for completion of your previously declared major. Your plan may include courses needed for a change of college application to the College of Engineering, but they must simultaneously advance you toward completion of your current major. Students admitted to other colleges at Berkeley are encouraged to consider adding an engineering minor to the major they pursue in their admitted college.
To apply, see our change of college application page.