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Transfer Students

Tranferring to ECE from Within the University

Earning a bachelor’s degree from Illinois ECE gives budding engineers a solid foundation for their futures. ECE alumni go on to lead companies or start their own; many continue their education in engineering or countless other fields. The common thread: an undergraduate education at Illinois ECE will prepare you to follow your dreams.


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomes transfer students with strong foundations in introductory calculus and physics to consider a possible transfer.

Freshmen students who are not in the College of Engineering and want to transfer must apply to the Pre-Engineering Program (PREP). Once in the program, students will be advised by PREP advisors about transfer strategies to different majors.

Students in the College of Engineering who want to apply to ECE should prepare an application portfolio as described in the ICT/IDT WebApp.

Transferring Between Illinois ECE and the Department of Computer Science

CS students will be considered for transfer into ECE after having taken CS 225, ECE 110, and ECE 120. ECE 220 will be waived for successful transfer applicants.

The same policy will be applied to second-year applicants from the Pre-Engineering Program (PREP).

ECE students will be considered for transfer into CS only after having taken ECE 120, ECE 220, CS 173, and CS 225. Learn more about transferring between Illinois ECE and CS @ Illinois.

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