MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Before you can apply for major status, you must be a matriculated University of Utah student. If you haven’t already done so, you can start your application here:
Direct Admission Requirements
Incoming freshmen meeting the following criteria can be directly admitted to the EE or CE major:
- High School GPA of 3.6 or higher; AND
- Math ACT Score of at least 28 – OR – SAT Math Score of at least 630. Students must be ready to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 1210 or MATH 1310)
Students meeting the above criteria should designate their major as Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering during the online application process. All other students should use the pre-major path described below.
Indirect Admission and the Pre-Major Process
Students can also become an Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering major through a pre-major process or the “traditional” process.
- Students should meet with an advisor to declare a “Pre-Electrical Engineering” or “Pre-Computer Engineering” designation. Pre-majors will be eligible to enroll in all of the courses required to apply for major status.
- Once the pre-major courses listed below have been completed, you may then apply for major status by clicking “Apply Now” in the relevant field below.
The Academic Advisor reviews major status applications once at the end of each semester. You will not be able to register for any further ECE or CS classes until your application has been approved.
Deadline: You must submit before grades are posted the semester prior to starting the major courses. For example, if you want to start on major classes in the Spring semester, you must submit your application prior to Fall grades being posted.
To apply for major status, pre-major students must take the following courses and meet the following expectations:
- Classes may only be retaken one time. If a class is taken a third time, only the second grade will be used in calculating the pre-major GPA.
- All classes must be completed with a grade of C- or better. The mathematics department requires all MATH classes to be completed with a grade of C or better.
- Grades from transfer courses from other institutions will be counted the same as University of Utah courses for admission purposes only. Technical transfer classes with grades below C- and technology classes are not accepted in the Electrical Engineering program.