Transferring students

In the EE and CompE degree programs, you will learn the foundations you’ll need to be a strong engineer. You’ll get the opportunity to take electives to help you achieve your career goals, whether you want to work in industry, start your own company, or continue your education.

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Transferring to ECE from within the University

Earning a bachelor’s degree from ECE ILLINOIS 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 ECE ILLINOIS 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.


If you love math, physics, and the idea of learning with the best, you should consider ECE ILLINOIS. Built on a foundation of hands-on learning and incredible innovations, the department features cutting-edge research, an incredible curriculum featuring classes you won’t find anywhere else, and the support you’ll need for a lifetime of success.


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