Frequently Asked Questions
I applied for the Computer Science major at UCI and was denied. Am I still eligible for the Engineering Academy or is it only open to students who applied for the Engineering major? If so, what majors qualify?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Engineering Academy if you intend to major in Computer Science or Computer Science and Engineering. The only majors that qualify are Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Premed, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
What are the criteria for getting an Academy Invitation?
High school senior students who applied to UCI Samueli School of Engineering and were waitlisted, live in Orange County, and received an academy invitation from Irvine Valley College are eligible to be in the academy cohort.
Does IVC have a scholarship program that I can apply for?
For more information on scholarships and financial aid, visit https://financialaid.ivc.edu.
What is the expected cost at IVC, including tuition and books, per year?
Currently tuition and associated fees areabout$1,400 a year at IVC. The cost of engineering books used at IVC varies depending on the course and where you buy them, but can range from $100 to $150 each.There are good deals on Amazon and another option is to buy used textbooks. You can find more information about the cost of attendance at IVC by visiting the https://financialaid.ivc.edu.
If I complete and maintain my Engineering Academy eligibility and complete the requirements at IVC, are there scholarships available for my attendance at UCI?
What is the expected cost at UCI, including books and tuition, per year?
Currently, tuition and associated feesareabout$15,600 a year at UCI. The cost of books varies depending on the course and where you buy them. A good estimate would be $85to $250 each for engineering textbooks. There are good deals on Amazon and another option is to buy used textbooks. You can find more information about the cost of attendance at UCI by following the provided link here.
How many classes are not prescribed that I can select?
Pursuing a major in engineering for the Samueli School of Engineering at UCI requires students to complete a prescribed MAP which stands for "My Academic Plan." Participants do have the opportunity to select a few general education courses. Please consult with the UCI-IVC Engineering Academy Counselor to develop a personalized MAP.