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Additional Information for Prospective Engineering Students

Engineering AS Program Requirements

  1. you must be eligible to take MTH 263 Calculus I, or higher
  2. you must be eligible to take ENG 111 (or ENF3/ENG 111) or higher

Initial Placement 
All Engineering students are placed first in our Science AS major and assigned a Science Advisor prior to the completion of the above requirements.

If you are Calculus I and College Composition I Ready:

  • Apply for admission to Engineering AS
    If you already meet or have completed the Engineering AS requirements listed above, please complete Engineering Application Form to be assigned an Engineering Advisor. It is important to meet with your Engineering advisor before you start Engineering classes to tailor your curriculum to your Engineering specialization and transfer university requirements.
  • Provide documentation for any coursework taken outside the VCCS.
    If you satisfy the Engineering admisisons requirements through coursework taken outside the VCCS, you need to provide documentation.

If you are not Calculus I and College Composition I Ready:​

  • Select an Engineering Preparation Pathway
    If you do not yet meet the Engineering AS requirements, please choose one of the Engineering Prep Pathways to satisfy the above admissions requirements, while taking other classes that will count toward both the Science and Engineering AS degree programs. 

Not Sure What Math You are Ready For?
Use the Math Placement for Engineers table to determine what math you are ready for.

Transfer Options
Our engineering degree is guaranteed to transfer to many colleges in Virginia. For a summary list of GPA requirements and contact information, see the Engineering Guaranteed Transfer Summary. For complete details, please refer to the Engineering-specific Guaranteed Admissions Agreements.
Additional Questions
To discuss our Engineering AS curriculum in more detail, receive advice about your math choices, and/or ask questions about the application process, please visit the Advising Center on either campus. You may also email the Advising Center at and/or your academic advisor.


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