For students who are interested in transferring to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Engineering Pathways program is an opportunity for qualifying students to gain guaranteed admission.
As part of the program, students will benefit from advising from both institutions. They will also be part of a cohort of individuals with strong potential in math, science, and engineering. Pathway students typically complete the program in 1-2 years. AP credit and college credit earned in high school may affect the length of the program.
For intended majors in Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering:
Computer Science majors are required to take Math 2115 (CS 173) before transferring, and CIS 2571 instead of CIS 2485.
For intended majors in Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, General Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering:
Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to complete the third level of one language other than English before they transfer. The third level is required for graduation. A "level" is one year of high school language or one semester of college language.
Engineering Pathways offers 13 different majors.
Currently, Bioengineering is not available.
There are many benefits to joining the Engineering Pathways program:
You will work closely with your College of DuPage and UI Engineering advisors. You can ask questions and talk to us about academics and campus life any time.
Engineering Pathways will prepare you for your future at Illinois! College of DuPage has extensive course offerings in math, science, and engineering. The coursework is challenging and rigorous, which means you will be well-prepared when you transfer.
Engineering Pathways provides guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All you need to do is complete the program requirements (see above for details).
The 2012-2013 application deadline is March 1, 2013. Early decision deadline is November 15, 2012.
New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.
Download and fill out the Engineering Pathways application.
High school transcript (sent from HS)
ACT scores (sent from the testing center)
If you have any questions about the program or want to register for any of the events, you may contact the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign directly.
College of DuPage
Professor David Smith
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 61037-6599
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Engineering
206 Engineering Hall
1308 W. Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280