Undergraduate students directly admitted into the College of Engineering must meet progression requirements according to the College of Engineering Official Regulations (Regulations 3-7).
First Year Progression Requirements
To automatically progress in a College of Engineering (CoE) degree program (major) after direct admission or to switch between engineering degree programs, students must complete the following requirements after their first two semesters of residency at UW-Madison:
- 24 credits completed at UW-Madison. Special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses will not be included in the 24 credits except for English as a Second Language courses.
- General Education Communications Part A (Comm A) requirement. If Comm A is not completed as a graded course at UW-Madison (i.e. completed through placement test, AP/IB, or transfer credit), then a liberal studies course of at least 3 credits with a breadth designation of Humanities, Literature, or Social Sciences must be taken on a graded basis at UW-Madison.
- Introduction to Engineering: course specified by degree program or InterEGR 170 for Engineering Undecided students.
- Math course sequence through Math 222 or Math 276
- Four core courses, required for engineering degree programs (majors), completed at UW-Madison, as defined below:
- Math: A minimum of two math courses numbered 217 or above; or one math course 300 level or above. If the math requirement for the degree program (major) is complete or the student has completed the calculus sequence through Math 234, then additional math courses numbered 217 or above or additional courses from the science requirement in Regulation 3.E.2. can be taken to complete the four core course requirement. Excludes Math 228, Math 473, special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses.
- Science: A minimum of two science courses required for engineering degree programs (majors) as defined in the table below. If the math and science requirements for the degree program are complete, then departmental engineering courses 200 level and above can be taken to complete the four core course requirement. Excludes EPD, InterEGR, special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses.
- Core and Overall GPA requirements must be satisfied as defined by CoE departments for each engineering degree program (major) (http://progression.engr.wisc.edu). All graded UW-Madison courses referenced in E.1. and E.2. above and any departmental engineering courses level 200 or above will be counted in the Core GPA (excludes EPD, InterEGR, special topics, independent study, and seminar courses). All graded UW-Madison courses are counted in the Overall GPA. For one and only one of these core courses that a student has repeated, the more recent of the two grades will be used in the calculation of Core and Overall GPAs. Students may not be on academic probation for GPA reasons for automatic completion of first year progression requirements.
Students who do not meet the first year progression requirements to automatically progress in a degree program (major) can be considered for non-automatic progression (Regulation 4) or extension (Regulation 5).
Deadlines and Progression Application
Fall 2020 for Spring 2021
- TIED opens Monday, November 23, 2020
- Initial action due Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12:00pm
- TIED closes Monday, January 4, 2021 at 12:00pm
Progression decisions will be sent to your UW mail in late January.
GPA Benchmarks for Progression
|Program/Major||Core GPA||Overall GPA|
|Materials Science & Engineering||3.0||2.5|