Prospective Students

Prospective Students


Prospective students applying for admission as freshmen should visit the UF Admissions Prospective Freshmen web page. All freshman admissions are handled by the UF Admissions office. There is not a separate application to the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Freshmen who are admitted to the University of Florida, and who declared an engineering major on their application, are automatically admitted to the college. Students can change their major when they attend Preview (orientation). HS/AA students admitted as transfer students cannot change to another major at Preview.


Transfer applicants should consult with advisors in their intended major department prior to applying to UF. Admissions decisions for transfer students are made by the major department. To check the status of your transfer admission application, please contact the departmental advising office.


Prospective students are invited to visit the college to learn about academic programs, opportunities and resources for Gator Engineers. Attend an Engineering Information Session and Tour on one of our scheduled dates or view our prerecorded information session and video tour.

If you are considering the University of Florida to pursue an engineering degree, explore our variety of success-enhancing resources and programs available to first year students.

Gator Engineering Programs for Incoming Freshmen

Gator Engineering at Santa Fe and State College of Florida

Eligible students are invited to participate in one of our partnership programs after first being considered for freshman admission to UF. Students invited to these programs must apply through the freshman admissions process.

STEPUP: Freshmen engineering summer bridge program

This rigorous 6-week summer B program is designed to assist freshmen engineering students in their preparation for the UF engineering curriculum.

First Year Academic Advising

First year engineering students receive individualized academic, and career advising from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s academic advisors in our First Year Advising program. One-on-one and small group sessions are offered to assist students in identifying majors, resources, and opportunities that will enhance their personal, professional and academic goals. Engineering Peer Advisors are also available to answer questions, discuss student organizations and design teams, and provide mentoring to new students. The Center for Student Excellence is located in 270 Wertheim Laboratory.