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COD Engineering Pathways

COVID-19 Information

Out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Admissions and Outreach at College of DuPage and the Illinois Grainger College of Engineering has been closed to the public.

We are currently working remotely and we are able to respond via email. Please send your questions regarding the Fall 2020 application deadline and requirements to and we will respond as soon as we are able.

We appreciate your patience as well as your interest Engineering Pathways at College of DuPage.

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

This program will facilitate transfer, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and university learning experiences. To qualify for the guaranteed transfer, students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at COD, earning grades no less than a "B" in required courses as well as maintain a 3.5/4 GPA overall and in technical coursework*. Students must also enroll full-time (12 or more semester hours) and attend a mandatory advising session upon admission into the program.

*Technical coursework include chemistry, computer science, math, physics and engineering.

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.

Program Admission

Applications to the program have closed for fall 2020.  Students who were declined initial admission, need to pursue a foundation year, or missed the application deadline will have an opportunity to declare an Intent to Pursue Pathways and apply or re-apply to the program after their first year.

The Intent to Pursue Pathways form will be available on this website beginning May 22. Please check back to submit the form and to review the updated plans of study for fall 2020. Once you submit the Intent to Pursue Pathways you will be connected to an Engineering Pathways transfer advisor who will reach out to discuss your options, interests, and help you select your courses for the 2020-2021 academic year.

In the meantime, you should apply to the Engineering Pathways partner school you plan to attend and complete assessment testing. If you test into pre-calculus/trigonometry you likely need to complete this course over summer so that you are calculus-ready for fall, please plan accordingly.

Thank you for your interest in the Engineering Pathways program.