Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student applying for admission as a freshman, please 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).

Transfer applicants should talk 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.

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 a Peer Advisor on dates when tours are not scheduled.

Gator Engineering Programs for Incoming Students

For information on engineering programs offered to incoming students, please visit the Gator Engineering Student Programs page. Programs offered are

  • Freshmen Engineering Summer Bridge Programs

    Designed to assist freshmen engineering students in their preparation for the UF engineering curriculum.

  • Gator Engineering @ Santa Fe and State College of Florida

    Students are evaluated for these programs after first being considered for freshman admission to UF. Students invited to these programs must apply through the freshman admissions process.

  • First Year Academic Advising and College Life Coaching

    First year engineering students receive individualized academic, career, and personal coaching from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s professional academic advisors and college-lifecoaches 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.