Admission

Prerequisites by Major for Transfer and Non-DTC Students

For prospective transfer and non-Engineering Undeclared (non-DTC) students, this table provides a quick picture of the courses required before applying to an engineering major and, if admitted, the courses required before enrolling in the engineering major.

  • Application requirements must be completed by the application deadline.
  • Enrollment requirements must be completed by the start of the quarter for which you’re enrolling.
  • All majors require a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course and 2.50 GPA in prerequisites. Exception: BioE requires a minimum 2.5 grade in CHEM 162.

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The application and enrollment requirements are different enough for these majors that they're described separately:


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Application requirements (complete by application deadline)
Enrollment requirements (complete by the start of your first quarter in the major)
  Majors
  Click the column headings to see each major's admission info with details, exceptions, and recommendations specific to the major.
Courses AA BioE BSE ChemE* CivE CompE EE EnvE ISE MSE ME
MATH 124, 125, 126 *honors option required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
MATH 307 required prior to enrollment     required to apply     required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment
or AMATH 351
  required prior to enrollment  
MATH 308 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment            
MATH 324 required prior to enrollment                    
BIOL 180   required prior to enrollment                
CHEM 142 *honors option required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply   required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
CHEM 152   required to apply required to apply required to apply       required to apply required prior to enrollment required to apply required prior to enrollment
CHEM 162   required to apply required to apply required to apply       required prior to enrollment      
CHEM 223 or 237   required prior to enrollment                  
PHYS 121 required to apply required prior to enrollment required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
PHYS 122 required to apply required prior to enrollment   required to apply required to apply   required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
PHYS 123 required prior to enrollment           required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment    
AMATH 301 required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment     required prior to enrollment
or CSE 142
    required prior to enrollment   required prior to enrollment
or CSE 142
 
CSE 142         required prior to enrollment
or AMATH 301
required to apply       required prior to enrollment
or AMATH 301
 
CSE 143           required to apply          
MSE 170                   required prior to enrollment  
AA 210 required to apply       required to apply     required to apply required to apply   required to apply
CEE 220 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment     required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment
or ME 230
  required prior to enrollment
ME 230 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment
or CEE 220
  required prior to enrollment
AA 260 required prior to enrollment             required prior to enrollment      
English Composition required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply

* Note for Chemical Engineering students (ChemE): Two courses may be in progress at the time of application. Additionally, you should plan to take the following courses by the end of summer quarter following spring admission: CHEM 237, CHEM 238, MATH 308, PHYS 123, AMATH 301/CSE 142. For more information:

 

Note for Computer Engineering students (CompE): For transfer students the classes shown as requirements are enrollment requirements, not application requirements. CompE transfer students submit an application only to the UW and select Computer Engineering as their first choice major, they do not submit an additional engineering major application. For more information:

 

Accelerated/Honors sequences

  • MATH 134, 135, 136 can replace MATH 124, 125, 126 and MATH 307, 308
  • Some departments allow accelerated or honors sequences to satisfy requirements. Run the degree audit (DARS) for a specific department to determine options for sequences.
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