Transfer

Transfer

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Engineering program at the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.  The Computer Engineering program has a tradition of excellence and only admits highly qualified transfer students who have demonstrated they can meet or exceed our high academic standards.

Admission Requirements for the Computer Engineering Program

It is the department’s policy to admit only the best-qualified applicants as demonstrated by high academic achievement. Eligible applicants will have earned a minimum overall tracking GPA of 2.50 in their major critical-tracking courses (see below) and overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Only the first two attempts of critical tracking coursework will be considered for admissions to the department. An attempt includes withdrawals, drops, or audits.  Transfer students only meeting the minimum requirements will be considered for the Computer Engineering program but will not guarantee admissions to our program.  A highly qualified student is someone that has completed all 8 of the critical tracking courses before the first term of enrollment at the University of Florida with the best GPA possible. Please see links below for more information about your specific situation.

Transfer Admissions from the Florida State College Systems

-Students applying from the Florida State College system must have the following requirements:

  • Must have completed 7 of the 8 critical-tracking requirements
  • Must have met the minimum GPA requirement for overall and critical-tracking courses (minimum does not guarantee admissions)
  • Must have earned the Associate of Arts degree (AA).

Transfer Admissions from Out-Of-State and other Four-Year Institutions

-Students applying from a Florida 4-year University or Out-Of-State university or other 2-year Institution must have the following requirements:

  • Must have completed 7 of the 8 critical-tracking requirements
  • Must have met the minimum GPA requirement for overall and critical-tracking courses (minimum does not guarantee admissions)
  • Students may be required to submit course syllabi for critical tracking and core coursework courses to seek out equivalency and is the responsibility of the student. Please note that it is not a given that coursework equivalency will be granted.
  • Students who are transferring from a four-year university with less than 60 credit hours must meet freshman admission requirements.
  • Students transferring from a four-year university with 60 or more credit hours, or a Florida State college must satisfy the transfer requirements and follow the transfer procedure (below).
  • If admitted to the program, students will be required to complete all State-Core and UF General Education courses along with the core computer engineering courses, no exceptions.

Computer Engineering Critical-Tracking Courses:

  • MAC2311 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 1
  • MAC2312 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 2
  • MAC2313 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 3
  • MAP2302 Differential Equations
  • PHY2048 + lab Physics with Calculus 1**
  • PHY2049 + lab Physics with Calculus 2**
  • CHM2045 + lab General Chemistry 1**
  • Biological Science or CHM2046 General Chemistry 2***

CHM 2045, PHY 2048, PHY 2049, MAC 2313, and MAP 2302 must be part of the 7 completed critical tracking courses. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students finish all 8 critical tracking courses before their first term of enrollment at UF.

** Although labs are required critical tracking courses, they are not computed in the critical tracking GPA. PHY2053 or PHY2054 or equivalent will NOT BE accepted; however, accelerated mechanism credit for PHY2053L and PHY2054L will be accepted.

*** Can substitute a 2000 level Physical Science or Biological Science or any General Education course with a designation of P or B. Science course must be a 2000-level or higher.

The combined critical tracking GPA must be 2.5 or higher throughout the completion of all 8 tracking courses and attempts.

No more than two critical tracking courses can be repeated, each having one additional attempt. If the first attempt is less than a C, it will not count in the critical tracking GPA as long as a grade of C or better is earned in the second attempt. Note that a dropped course (W) counts as an unsuccessful attempt.