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COD Engineering Pathways

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

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
  • Spend 2 hours a week taking advantage of tutoring

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.

Application Information

The Fall 2022 application period has ended. For more information, visit UIUC's website or contact Engineering Pathways at