New Students

Incoming Freshmen

First-Year Student Requirements to Enter the College of Engineering

  1. Fully admitted to the University of South Florida as a degree seeking student
  2. Have an SAT minimum quantitative score of 550 or an ACT minimum score of 24 or have completed College Algebra with a grade of C or better (not C-) or taken College Algebra at USF before the first fall semester and got a grade of C or better (not C-).

Students who do not meet the above criteria can be admitted to the college after satisfactorily completing Calculus I and II  and Physics I with lab, all with a minimum grade of C or better (not C-) in no more than two (2) attempts per course while at USF. Two attempts includes withdrawal from a course.

First-year students pursuing the major of Information Technology need to meet only requirement #1 above.

New First-Year Student Checklist

  1. Register for University Orientation
  2. Review major options and requirements, see flowcharts and curriculum guides for undergraduate majors
  3. Follow-up to be sure all final transcripts (high school, AP, IB, college dual enrollment, etc.) have been submitted to USF
  4. Know USF's College Math and Chemistry Placement Guidelines
  5. Review Credit-by-Exam Equivalents
  6. Learn about available programs and resources listed below

First-Year Programs and Resources

As new first-year students in the College of Engineering, we offer several programs and resources to provide students with opportunities to start on a path to academic success. Visit these sites to learn more.