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306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075

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Transferring to ECE: Guidelines

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomes talented transfer students. Because of the challenges of the program and the rigor of most ECE classes, potential ECE students must be strong in math and physics, and should have a very strong interest in electrical and computer engineering.

Students who are considering a possible transfer to ECE should:

  1. Go to Engineering Academic Affairs (206 Engineering Hall) to get permission from a dean to pursue a transfer. This is not a commitment to transfer. See the College Guidelines for more details.

  2. Look at the ECE Curriculum and start taking math and physics classes.

  3. Take ECE 110: Introduction to Electronics. During preregistration time, if you have not yet been accepted into the ECE department and are required to take ECE 110 to determine if you can transfer in, sign up for 110 on the “Waiting List”. We usually have seats for most students who are doing well in math and physics classes. Seat availability varies and assignments depend on how you are performing in your classes at Illinois. You will know if you get a seat after we obtain your grades for the current semester. We will email you (typically at the end of May for taking the class in the fall, or mid-January for taking the class in the spring).

  4. Talk to an advisor in 2120 ECE Building for planning classes.