First-Year Student Requirements to Enter the College of Engineering
For admission to the College of Engineering, incoming first-year students* must:
- Be fully admitted to the University of South Florida as a degree seeking student
- Have an SAT minimum quantitative score of 570 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
- Register for University Orientation
- Review program admission and curriculum requirements, see flowcharts and curriculum guides for undergraduate majors
- Follow-up to be sure all final transcripts (high school, AP, IB, college dual enrollment, etc.) have been submitted to USF
- Check Orientation's To-Do List
- Know USF's College Math and Chemistry Placement Guidelines
- Review Credit-by-Exam Equivalents
- 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.
- The Engineering Living & Learning Community
- Engineering Learning Teams
- Foundations of Engineering, a mandatory orientation course
- Academic Advising and more