New Students

Incoming Freshmen

First-Year Student Requirements to Enter the College of Engineering

For admission to the College of Engineering, incoming first-year students* must:

  1. Be fully admitted to the University of South Florida as a degree seeking student
  2. 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.

Additional requirements must be met prior to admission to specific degree programs.  These requirements may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and on our major flowcharts and curriculum guides.

New First-Year Student Checklist

  1. Register for University Orientation
  2. Review program admission and curriculum 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. Check Orientation's To-Do List
  5. Know USF's College Math and Chemistry Placement Guidelines
  6. Review Credit-by-Exam Equivalents
  7. 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.