Requirements and restrictions for the Cockrell School of Engineering
In addition to submitting a complete application for admission, transfer applicants to the Cockrell School of Engineering should also review the following information regarding special application requirements and admission restrictions.
- Summer/Fall Admission: Entering engineering students must begin their studies in a summer or a fall semester. Engineering majors are not available to students applying for admission to a spring semester.
- Maximum Transfer Credit: A maximum of 25 semester credit hours in electrical engineering transfer courses may be counted toward a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (for students entering in fall 2012 and after).
- Providing High-Qualify Education: The school limits undergraduate admission to the number of students to whom it can provide a professional high-quality education.
- Technical Coursework: Each transfer applicant's performance in technical coursework such as calculus, chemistry and physics is carefully reviewed.
Transfer applicants to the Cockrell School of Engineering must submit proof of credit or in progress work for the equivalent of M408C, Calculus I. Refer to the online resources about transferable coursework for details about which courses are transferable.
Applicants who meet the requirement by the application deadline will receive priority consideration. Applicants with more advanced credit in math and science also receive priority consideration.
UT Austin teaches calculus in a two-semester sequence, M408C and M408D. If you submit transferable coursework from a college or university that also teaches calculus in two courses, then you can demonstrate calculus readiness by completing or having in progress an equivalent one-semester course. If, however, the college or university from which you submit transferable coursework teaches calculus in a three-semester sequence, you must complete the first two semesters of the sequence to demonstrate calculus readiness. Refer to the transfer equivalency guides for details about how the courses you are taking or plan to take will transfer.
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