For students who are interested in transferring to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Engineering Pathways program offers qualifying students guaranteed admission.

Program Requirements

  • Follow the Engineering Pathways plan of study
  • Earn a B or better in each required course
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA overall and in technical coursework*
  • Meet with your advisors regularly

Note: students are expected to complete all courses in which they enroll; dropping/withdrawing or failing to earn a B or better in a required course will jeopardize program standing.

*Technical coursework include chemistry, computer science, math, physics, and engineering.

To apply:

  1. Apply to the Engineering Pathways partner school you plan to attend
  2. Complete assessment testing Placement testing options are currently being evaluated due to the closure of testing centers as a result of COVID-19. Please go ahead and submit your applications (steps #1 and 3) and check back regarding placement testing updates. 
    • The math assessment (ALEKS)
    • The Reading/English assessment
        • Assessments may be completed according to individual school policy
        • Placement scores used in evaluation process
  3. Submit the Engineering Pathways application
    • Official high school transcripts are required, see checklist for more information At this time, due to closures on campus, all transcripts should be submitted electronically to engineeringpathways@illinois.edu. Please DO NOT mail transcripts.
    • Parkland College applicants need to submit the following application instead: https://admissions.illinois.edu/Apply/Pathways/parkland-process



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