New Pre-Engineering Requirement Policy (Effective Summer 2017 Semester)
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,
- Achieve a grade of ‘C’ or better, from any institution attended, in First Year Engineering Laboratory (FYEL), Calculus I, Calculus II, and General Physics I. Intended Chemical or Biomedical engineering majors shall replace General Physics I with General Chemistry I. A single repeated attempt in only one of the four (4) courses listed above with no more than one grade of "C-" is allowed,
- Complete FYEL by the end of the summer semester of their freshman year, and
- Achieve conditions (A) and (B) by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year.
These requirements also apply to students desiring to transfer into the College of Engineering.
Second Chance Conditions
Any student who meets all of the Pre-Engineering program requirements listed above except for needing two repeated attempts to complete the four courses or having two or more grades of "C-" may be considered for continuation in engineering, if additional grade and coursework requirements are satisfied. See Student Guide for details.
A student may request to extend Condition (C) listed above to the end of the fall semester of their sophomore year and Condition (D) listed above to the end of the summer semester of their sophomore year to complete the additional "Second Chance" coursework listed above or to complete a single repeated attempt of one of the four courses.
First-Year Engineering Laboratory Exemption
Transfer students who meet the following conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption from having to complete the First-Year Engineering Laboratory course: (1) students who are seeking a second bachelors, (2) student veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military, (3) students who have transfer credit for a similar course taken at a higher education institution, and (4) Students who transfer into the College having already received credit for all of the other pre-engineering courses listed above. Please note that FTIC students cannot use #4 to be exempted from First Year Engineering Lab.
Students who are eligible for a FYEL exemption must declare their intended engineering major during their first semester at the College or they may lose their eligibility for the exemption. Students should contact the Office of Student Services in Room B-111 if they feel they qualify for the exemption.
Any student who (a) needs more than two repeated attempts to complete the four courses listed above, (b) does not complete FYEL or receive a waiver (see below) or extension by the end of the summer semester of their freshman year, (c) does not attempt all of the pre-engineering courses by the end of spring semester of their sophomore year, or (d) based on the prerequisite sequence cannot complete the four courses by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year does not satisfy pre-engineering program requirements and will not be allowed to continue in the engineering program. There are NO exceptions. Grades of "W" are not considered as a repeated attempt.