Congratulations on your admission to UC Berkeley and taking the first steps to becoming a Berkeley Engineer. We know that you have questions about whether or not Berkeley Engineering is the right fit for you, so we hope you will find the information below helpful.
Advising: During Cal Week events Engineering Student Services (ESS) advisers are available to answer questions from incoming students. Outside of those events, however, ESS advisers are not available to advise incoming students via email or appointments until students have accepted their offer of admission and completed Golden Bear Advising. Admitted students are welcome to reach out to department advisers or the ESS peer advisers if they have questions.
FAQs: Read through our Q&As from last year’s Cal Week, then join us during this year’s Cal Week to ask your own questions, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about Berkeley Engineering.
- Frosh Q&A from last year’s info sessions (with updated information)
- Transfer Q&A from last year’s info sessions (with updated information)
Exams: If you have taken one or more Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level exams, you can find out if which requirements they fulfill in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Guide – Exams.
Undergraduate academic programs: Learn more about each department, what they are studying and which minors are available for you to explore.
Course requirements for each major: The College of Engineering Undergraduate Guide provides information about degree requirements as well as important policies and procedures to help you successfully navigate your academic career
Department resources: Contact your department undergraduate adviser if you want to know more about department resources.
Co-curricular learning opportunities: The College of Engineering has many different ways for you to learn outside of the classroom.
Engineering visits: Due to the continuing pandemic, Visitor Services currently doesn’t foresee being able to offer these in Spring 2022. You can check out their virtual engineering visit on their YouTube page. You can also download the College of Engineering’s self-guided walking tour.
Office of Planning & Analysis: You’ll find data about class size, demographics, grad rates, and more.
Other helpful links
- Cal Housing
- Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
- University Health Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Cal Parents