COD Engineering Pathways

The deadline for the fall 2016 Engineering Pathways is Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 by 6 p.m. Applications received by Feb. 24 will be notified with decisions by mid-March.


A pathway to guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This new program will facilitate transfer, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and university learning experiences. To qualify, students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at COD, maintaining a 3.3 GPA in these courses and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all classes taken at COD. Students must also enroll full-time (12 or more semester hours).

Specific course requirements are outlined for intended majors in 13 programs:

      • Aerospace Engineering
      • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Computer Science
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Engineering Physics
      • General Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Science
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

College of DuPage will assign each student with a transfer advisor to assist with course selection and registration, as well as offer general guidance until his or her transfer to UIUC.

For more information, please contact Admissions & Outreach at and (630)942-2380, or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, (217) 333-2280. You may also visit


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  • Randy Dziak

    Randy DziakEngineering 2+2 Program

    "The fact that College of DuPage has a direct transfer program into U of I engineering is a testimony to the quality of the Engineering program at COD. The Engineering program at COD is just as good as, if not better than, most four-year institutions. The access to office hours and the professors’ attention toward students at COD is incredible. COD is also a great place to improve your grades and GPA in order to get accepted into some of the best engineering programs in the country.”

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  • Eugene Boguslavsky

    Eugene BoguslavskyEngineering 2+2 Program

    "COD's Pathways to Engineering program is helping me get the right education that I need for my career, as well as the phenomenal opportunity to automatically transfer to UIUC for engineering, which was my otherwise number one choice for college."

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  • Nemanja Kuzmanovic

    Nemanja KuzmanovicEngineering 2+2 Program

    “Contrary to the beliefs of many people in the community, COD has gone a long way and is now a totally different school than it was 10 years ago. COD is going places and I wanted to be a part of it.”

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  • John Batke

    John BatkeEngineering 2+2 Program

    “Every class that I have taken has been beneficial and interesting. The classes are helping to prepare me for an eventual transfer to a four year college, my ultimate goal, and the professors are supportive."

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  • Brenden Yung

    Brenden YungEngineering 2+2 Program

    "COD helped me achieve these goals by letting me take all of the basic classes and allowing me to see whether or not this is something I want to pursue. Each day I learned something new that I was happy to be learning."

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  • Michael Baumgartner

    Michael BaumgartnerEngineering 2+2 Program

    "Unlike most universities, the professors I have at COD actually care to hear our input and make sure we understand the material we are learning. Due to this fact, I am having much more academic success than my friends who chose to go to a four-year university."

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  • Fumin Dang

    Fumin DangEngineering 2+2 Program

    "The engineering and science departments have some really awesome professors, and without them I would not be on the path I am taking today."

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