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Freshman Admissions

You’re focused and self-motivated, with a passion for finding and solving big problems. Maybe you’ve launched a mobile app, or started your own business. You’re not afraid to experiment with new ideas.

Continue your journey with the M.E.T. program. To get started on your application, visit admissions.berkeley.edu to become familiar with admission requirements and the selection process. From here, you can also launch your UC application.

Then, visit the admissions pages of the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business to learn what we’re looking for in our applicants. Then think about how your achievements — and your personal qualities — position you for the M.E.T. program.

How to apply

Freshmen applicants can earn simultaneous B.S. degrees in one of the following tracks:

  • Engineering Undeclared + Business
  • Bioengineering + Business
  • Civil Engineering + Business
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences  + Business
  • Industrial Engineering + Operations Research + Business
  • Materials Science & Engineering + Business
  • Mechanical Engineering + Business

You must choose one of the seven M.E.T. engineering tracks under College of Engineering or Berkeley-Haas. It doesn’t matter which college you select M.E.T. major offerings through – your selection will be captured.

Supplemental Essay

Once you submit your application, you’ll receive an additional email from UC Berkeley’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions asking you to write and submit a supplemental essay about your interest in M.E.T. Expect to receive this email 5-7 business days after submitting your UC application. From there, you will have until 11:59pm PST on Dec. 15, 2021 to submit your supplemental essay.  Failure to submit your essay by the deadline will remove you from consideration to the M.E.T. Program.

M.E.T. is listed as a program under College of Engineering and Berkeley-Haas. The UC application defaults to “category” view rather than college. We recommend applicants toggle to the college view to see M.E.T. major offerings.

Applications for admission to M.E.T. are available beginning in October of the year prior to the year in which you would enter UC Berkeley. The application filing period is November 1-30, and all applications must be submitted by November 30.

Video essay

In some cases additional information is needed, and you may receive a request to record a video essay. Video essay requests are by invitation only and will be emailed mid-January. Videos must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on January 19, 2022. It is your responsibility to check your email inbox for information and submit your video essay by the deadline.

Applicants who are selected for the M.E.T. program will be notified during February or March of the following year.

“Next-generation leaders must possess the unique combination of a business and management skillset, an entrepreneurial mindset and a deep understanding of technology.”
Michael Grimes, EECS’87, Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley