COD Pathways to Engineering at Illinois

NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 14 due to technical difficulties with the COMPASS testing exams.

All applications submitted by February 28, 2014 will be notified with decisions by mid-March.

Applications received by March 14 will be notified with decisions by early April.


A pathway to guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This new program will facilitate transfer, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and university learning experiences. To qualify, students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at COD, maintaining a 3.3 GPA in these courses and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all classes taken at COD. Students must also enroll full-time (12 or more semester hours).

Specific course requirements are outlined for intended majors in 13 programs:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • General Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering


College of DuPage will assign each student with a transfer advisor to assist with course selection and registration, as well as offer general guidance until his or her transfer to UIUC.

For more information, please contact Admissions & Outreach at and (630)942-2380, or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, (217) 333-2280. You may also visit


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    "COD is helping me achieve these goals by letting me take all of the basic classes and allowing me to see whether or not this is something I want to pursue. Each day I learn something new that I am happy to be learning."

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    Michael BaumgartnerEngineering 2+2 Program

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    "The engineering and science departments have some really awesome professors, and without them I would not be on the path I am taking today."

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