The 3-step application process for Engineering Pathways requires an application to both the partner school and program.

Apply to the Engineering Pathways partner college you plan to attend.*

Complete assessment testing through the partner college.

– The ALEKS math assessment is mandatory and may not be waived
– Reading/writing (English) assessments may be completed according to individual school policy

ALEKS placement: Students who do not place into Calculus I by earning a 76 or higher on the ALEKS math placement test by January 15th are encouraged to wait to apply until after the early action deadline. If you earn below a 76 on the ALEKS, we strongly recommend that you take time to study and review the learning modules before retaking the test. This will give the opportunity to submit your highest possible ALEKS score for consideration in the application review process. All applicants are still encouraged to apply regardless of final ALEKS score.

To access links for each community college’s ALEKS webpage, please click here.

Submit the Engineering Pathways application by April 15, 2021.

The Engineering Pathways application is the final step in the process. To complete this application you will need your student ID number assigned by the Engineering Pathways partner college you plan to attend and your score for the ALEKS math assessment.

Additional documentation required:
– Official copy of high school transcript(s) sent electronically to High school transcript(s) must include all courses completed through fall/winter 2020, grades received, and any courses which will be in progress for spring 2021.
– In the application there will be space for you to upload any dual-credit/college transcript(s) and/or a GED completion certificate, if applicable (see application for additional details).

To start the Engineering Pathways application (step 3), click below on the partner college you plan to attend.

*Participating Colleges:
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Elgin Community College
Harper College
Lewis & Clark Community College
McHenry County College
Moraine Valley Community College
Oakton Community College
Parkland College (steps 1 and 2 are the same, for the Parkland Pathway application see:
Wilbur Wright College


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