Preview Preparation for Gator Engineers

Get a head start on your career as a Gator Engineer. Discover opportunities, meet your advisor, and chat with our Engineering Preview Peer Leaders as you chart your course for fall and beyond. Here are a few quick tips for Preview Prep. View our questions page for more info. Get in touch with other questions. We’re happy to hear from our new class of Gator Engineers.

  • Placement tests: Even if you have AP credit for chemistry or math, all engineering students are required to take the ALEKS placement test. This is the best tool to help you determine the appropriate math or chemistry class for your first term. Take the test BEFORE attending your Preview session.
  • Compile your test scores: Gather AP/IB/AICE and Dual Enrollment scores and grades. You will be asked to provide this information when you register for Preview.
  • Consider applying to the Engineering Summer Bridge programs: EFTP and STEPUP offer students an early opportunity to become acclimated to UF while adjusting to the level, speed and style of university instrtuction. These programs offer a project design experience using engineering related software (AutoCAD and Labview), and also connect new students to industry mentors. Learn about the programs.
  • Join the Gator Engineering Class of 2021 Facebook page! Connect with peers and advisors, get information, ask questions.
  • Do some research: Before you come to campus, do some research on the majors you are considering. You can find the UF catalog online. This will introduce you to programs of study, policies and resources. If you are undecided about your major, register for EGS1006 Introduction to Engineering. This one-credit class will introduce you to all the disciplines.
  • Ask questions: We know you have questions, now is the time to ask! You are embarking on a new adventure. The more information you have, the better your experience will be. Make a list and bring it with you.
  • Meet your advisor: Every engineering student meets with his or her academic advisor at least once a semester, and usually more often than that. Your advisor is an important resource for you. He or she will provide you with information and tools for academic, professional and personal development. Get acquainted now.
  • Check your GatorLink account daily. Email is our primary means of reaching you, so make it a habit to check your GatorLink account. Don’t miss out on valuable opportunities because you didn’t check your email. Make it a priority.

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