All first-year engineering students (first year in college or first-year transfer students) are initially coded as pre-engineering students until they satisfy the following pre-engineering requirements:
- Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and achieve a grade of C or better (from any institution attended) in First-Year Engineering Laboratory, Calculus I, Calculus II and General Physics I to be admitted to the Engineering major. However, intended Chemical or Biomedical Engineering students shall replace the General Physics I requirement with General Chemistry I to be admitted.
- A single repeated attempt or one C- in only one of the four courses listed above is allowed. Grades of W are not considered as a repeated attempt.
- Students completing a second bachelor’s degree, or student veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military, or students who have completed a similar course at another institution, or students who transfer into the college with credit for all of the other pre-engineering courses listed above may be eligible to receive an exemption from having to complete the First-Year Engineering Laboratory course. Students should contact the college if they feel they qualify for an exemption.
- Any student who needs two repeated attempts to complete the four courses, or has two or more grades of C-, or a combination of one repeated attempt and one C- grade, may be considered for continuation in engineering if additional grade and coursework requirements are satisfied.
- Any student who does not satisfy the requirements above will not be allowed to continue in the Engineering program. There are NO exceptions to this requirement.
- Pre-engineering students are strongly encouraged to contact an academic advisor prior to enrolling in any of the four pre-engineering courses to ensure they have completed the proper course requirements.