Engineering Pathways Program University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For students who are interested in transferring to The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Engineering Pathways program offers qualifying students guaranteed admission.


  1. Apply to the Engineering Pathways partner school you plan to attend
  2. Complete assessment testing
    • The math assessment (ALEKS) is mandatory and may not be waived
    • Reading/writing assessments may be completed according to individual school policy
  3. Submit the Engineering Pathways application (available November 1)
    1.  Application for Engineering Pathways Program
    2. Official high school transcripts are required

Participation Details

Plan of Study

Program Requirements

  • Follow the Engineering Pathways plan of study
  • Earn a B or better in each required course
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA overall and in technical coursework*
  • Meet with your advisors regularly

Note: students are expected to complete all courses in which they enroll; dropping/withdrawing or failing to earn a B or better in a required course will jeopardize program standing.

*Technical coursework includes chemistry, computer science, math, physics, and engineering.

Follow the plan of study linked above. A plan of study is an organized plan of courses necessary for the successful transfer into the College of Engineering. With all the required classes completed for full credit, you are able to ‘hit the ground running’ when you arrive on the University of Illinois campus.


College Of Engineering:
Keri Niehans
Assistant Director for Transfer Programs, The Grainger College of Engineering

To make an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please contact:

Des Plaines campus
1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1861

Skokie campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A100