First Year Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the College of Engineering!

We are excited that you are now a Badger Engineer! As a first year engineering student you are going to experience a lot of transition and we want to make sure you have the support you need in working through this transition and in meeting degree requirements in Engineering. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with your academic advisor if you have not already.

The TIED system will open on Tuesday, April 20 for the Fall 2021 progression cycle. Initial action must be taken by Friday, May 7, 2021 at 12:00pm. TIED closes Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:00pm. Progression decisions will be sent to your UW email in mid-July.

Please watch your email for instructions if you are eligible to apply for progression this semester.


Looking for guidance in developing your TIED statement? Use this worksheet as a place to start.

As a first year student, you will need to meet a set of requirements in order to progress in your engineering major (or switch to another).

Be sure to carefully review these progression requirements to understand what these are and how you can meet them. If you have questions after fully reviewing these requirements be sure to contact your academic advisor.

There are ways to get involved that you may have never imagined!