The College of Engineering admits qualified students directly into the college. Students should apply directly to the College of Engineering. 

Students can choose whichever engineering major interests them and can switch majors easily if their interests change.

Transfer Admission to Engineering Programs

For admission to the College of Engineering, transfer applicants must have:

  • Demonstrated success (As or Bs) in math, science, and engineering courses
  • Completion of Calculus I
  • Completion of the equivalent of the Principles of Chemistry I or Introductory Physics I courses (e.g. the first semester of chemistry designed for majors or the first semester of calculus-based physics)
  • An overall grade-point average (GPA) that indicates success in engineering
    • No minimum semester hours are required for admission.

Degree Audit

When you are admitted, a Degree Audit will become part of your Admissions Profile in MyUI. The audit:

  • specifies which General Education Requirements and requirements for your major you still need to fulfill,
  • indicates which prerequisite courses need to be fulfilled, and
  • monitors other degree requirements including semester hours, GPA, residency requirement, and college-specific regulations.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

The Office of Admissions evaluates General Education Program requirements, as well as a number of courses applicable to the requirements of your major. Your major department makes decisions about how the rest of your transfer courses apply toward the requirements for your major.

  • Review the Transfer Policies to find out about calculating your transfer GPA, Iowa's course-repeat policy, and other Iowa credit transfer policies.
  • The College of Engineering has developed Transfer Guides for students planning to transfer from select Iowa and Illinois community colleges.
  • Search the Transfer Equivalency Guide for commonly transferred courses offered at other Iowa institutions and our major out-of-state transfer colleges. 

Application Deadlines

July 15

Fall Semester or Summer Session


December 1

Spring Semester