We are pleased that you are considering joining our community. Applications to the College of Environmental Design are made through UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applications are available beginning August 1, and may be submitted beginning November 1. The final deadline to submit your application is November 30. Other important deadlines are available here.
The CED Office of Undergraduate Advising and the CED Admissions Ambassadors hold virtual and in-person information sessions throughout the year for prospective students. Meet undergraduate advisers and current students; learn more about the college, majors, and admissions criteria; and get tips on maximizing your chances for admission. See the CED events calendar for session dates and to reserve your place.
Prospective students are also encouraged to attend Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s open house held each year in mid-April.
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All prospective students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements defined by the University of California. Transfer students must also complete all of the College of Environmental Design's lower-division requirements to be eligible for consideration.
Please read about our admissions requirements for freshmen on the UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. This includes international applicants.
Transfer students are admitted at the junior level only (90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable college credit) and must have completed all general education requirements and all lower-division major requirements. Our Transfer Applicants section provides detailed information about these requirements. International transfer applicants should consult the UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for additional information.
The UC Berkeley Transfer Re-entry & Student Parent Center offers resources and information to help you with the application process.
Information for international applicants is available at the following websites:
- Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Berkeley International Office
- UC Education Abroad Reciprocal Exchange Program