New Students

New Transfer Students

Transfer Student Requirements to Enter the College of Engineering*

Lower Level Transfers (30-59 credit hours):

Lower level transfer students who have completed 30 - 59 credit hours of post-secondary course work and meet the criteria below are granted entry into the College of Engineering.

  1. Fully admitted to USF as a degree-seeking student
  2. Meet one of the following (A, B or C):

A. Students pursing a major in engineering must have successfully completed two of the following four course requirements and earn a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) in at least one of the requirements (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt):
- Calculus I (MAC x281 or MAC x311 or equivalent)
- Calculus II (MAC x282 or MAC x312 or equivalent)
- Calculus-based Physics I plus lab (PHY x048L or PHY x045L)
- Chemistry I with lab (CHM x045 and CHM x045L) or CHM x045C or (CHS x440 and CHS x440L)

B. Students pursing a major in computer engineering or computer science must have successfully completed "requirement A" above and have completed COP 2510 Programming Concepts (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt).

C. Students pursuing a major in information technology or cybersecurity must have successfully completed Introduction to Databases (CGS 1540 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B (no B) and two of the following three course requirements and earn a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) in at least one of the requirements (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt):
- Introductory Statistics I (STA x023 or STA x122)
- Pre-calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (MAC x147 or (MAC X140 and MAC x1114))
- Any Physics course (PHY 1000 - PHY 2999) (minimum 3 credit hours)

Successful completion of courses requires earning a minimum grade of C (no C-) within the allow number of attempts.

Upper Level Transfers (60 or more credit hours):

Upper level transfer students who have completed 60 or more credit hours of post-secondary course work and meet the criteria below are granted entry into the College of Engineering.

  1. Fully admitted to USF as a degree-seeking student
  2. Meet one of the following (A, B or C):

    A. Students pursing a major in engineering  must have successfully completed all of the following course requirements and earn a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) in at least one of the requirements (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt):
    - Calculus I (MAC x281 or MAC x311 or equivalent)
    - Calculus II (MAC x282 or MAC x312 or equivalent)
    - Calculus-based Physics I plus lab (PHY x048L or PHY x045L)

B. Students pursing a major in computer engineering or computer science must have successfully completed "requirement A" above and have completed COP 2510 Programming Concepts (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt).

C. Students pursuing a major in information technology or cybersecurity must have successfully completed Introduction to Databases (CGS 1540 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B (no B) and all of the following course requirements and earn a minimum grade of B or better (no B-) in at least one of the requirements (maximum two {2} attempts allowed to earn the required grade and a withdrawal is considered an attempt):
- Introductory Statistics I (STA x023 or STA x122)
- Pre-calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (MAC x147 or (MAC X140 and MAC x1114))
- Any Physics course (PHY 1000 - PHY 2999) (minimum 3 credit hours)

Successful completion of courses requires earning a minimum grade of C (no C-) within the allow number of attempts.

*Additional requirements must be met in order to continue in the specific degree programs.  These requirements may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and on our major flowcharts and curriculum guides.  Biomedical Engineering is a limited access program. Students interested in biomedical engineering need to refer to their major section in undergraduate catalog for admission criteria.

Transfer Student Checklist

  1. Register for University Orientation
  2. Follow-up to be sure all final transcripts have been submitted to USF
  3. Review program admission and curriculum requirements, see our undergraduate major flowcharts and curriculum guides
  4. Make a list of questions to ask your advisor during orientation
  5. Check Orientation's To-Do List
  6. Learn about available programs and resources (listed below)

Transfer Programs and Resources

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