Admission Criteria

Students admitted through Spring 2023 were required to meet the below supplemental additional criteria associated with the impaction of the B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering program. For Fall 2024 admissions, first-time freshmen only need to meet the university admission requirements for incoming freshmen. The campus opened to transfer admissions starting Fall 2023.

All undergraduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English or who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years of full-time study at an institution where English is the principal language of instruction, must demonstrate English competency by receive a minimum score on an approved English proficiency exam or the following minimum scores on the below tests:

  • TOEFL (paper) – minimum score of 550
  • TOEFL (iBT) – minimum score of 80
  • IELTS – minimum Band score of 7.0

The coursework for the major is rigorous. While not required, a well-prepared student entering the program will have successfully passed the following courses in high school: Advanced Math (trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus); three years of science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and one year of computer science.

For general information about the admission process, please refer to the following pages:

Supplemental Admission Criteria 

Due to impaction status granted by the CSU Chancellor's Office, a Supplemental Criteria point system will be used to determine admission. 

Applicants who have met the “a-g” college-prep subject areas will be rank ordered according to their eligibility index. Information about general admission requirements and how to apply to the university can be found in General Admissions.

Additional GPA points will be added to students who meet the below supplemental criteria:

+.05 GPA points for an applicant’s enrollment in a verified engineering academy (e.g., MESA Program, STEM Grant Program, or a CSUCI Partner Schools Program).

+.10 GPA points for an applicant eligible to enroll in a GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning course appropriate for STEM majors upon entry to CSUCI.

+.10 GPA points for applicants from high schools in the local admission area (Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, and Northern Los Angeles County (Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake, and areas in the Las Virgenes School District). The local admission area will be verified by an applicant’s high school transcript.

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