Prospective Students

FRESHMEN

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 STUDENTS

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT GATOR ENGINEERING

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 contact advising@eng.ufl.edu to arrange a meeting with an Engineering Peer Advisor on dates when tours are not scheduled.

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

  • Excelerate: Build on your math foundation

    A 6-week summer B program allows talented students to accelerate completion of their engineering degree.

  • Gator Engineering @ 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 and College Life Coaching

    First year engineering students receive individualized academic, career, and college-life coaching from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s professional academic advisors and college-life coaches 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 204 Weil Hall.