First-year students can declare an engineering major as early as their second term in the College of Engineering, and are urged to declare a specific engineering major by the start of their 3rd term of enrollment. Undeclared students cannot register for a 4th term in the College unless they have met with an adivosr and developed a plan to select and declare a major within a reasonable time. This plan can be developed in coordination among the EAC advisors and departmental program advisors.
Students who meet all of the criteria below can declare any undergraduate engineering major. Students not meeting these criteria must meet with a departmental program advisor to establish any specific steps they must take in order to declare a major:
- Have completed at least one full term of courses on the UM Ann Arbor campus.
- Be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or above).
Exceptions: BioMed: 3.2 GPA (students entering Fall 2013 – 3.0 GPA)
- Completed or earned credit by exam or transfer for at least one course in each of these categories:
- Calculus (e.g. Math 115, 116, 156)
- Calculus based physics lectures (e.g. Physics 140, 160) or chemistry lectures (e.g. Chemistry 130)
- Required engineering courses (e.g. 100, 101, 151)
For all of these math, science and engineering courses taken at UM Ann Arbor, the student must have earned a grade of “C” or better. For repeated courses the most recent grade counts.
How to Declare
- Contact the advisor for the Engineering program of your choice.
- Request an appointment with the program advisor to discuss declaring.
- Review your academic report with the advisor.
- Declaration request is approved or denied.
- If you are accepted into the degree program, the program advisor will submit your declaration form.
It is highly recommended that students declare an Engineering degree program by the beginning of their second year. After you declare your Engineering program, you will have a new academic advisor in your department, and will meet with him or her for all of your advising.