Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Prospective Freshmen – First Year Students

Freshman applications are administered through the UF Office of Admissions.


The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) celebrates cultural diversity and inclusion on our journey to Educating the 21st Century Engineer. We welcome all international students to come to the heart of north central Florida and join ESSIE at UF.  Please visit our International Students page for further information.


UF students who are currently in other majors and want to transfer into ESSIE are encouraged to meet with their undergraduate coordinator. Students who have completed fewer than 60 hours have the option of becoming Exploratory Engineering students and should see a college advisor in 204 Weil Hall.

Transfer Students

To view specific requirements for transfer admission, please view the Civil Engineering Transfer Admission Information Sheet.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering admits qualified transfer students who have completed an Associate in Arts (AA) degree at a Florida public community or state college. Students seeking admission from other universities or out-of-state schools may be considered for admission on a space-available basis. Transfer students are admitted in fall, spring, and summer C terms. Transfer students who are admitted to UF as non-engineering majors generally cannot change their major to engineering.

Admission to this program is based on courses completed and quality of academic record. Applicants should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the critical tracking courses, in accordance with admission guidelines. Further information for transfer students.

Transfers From Four-Year Institutions

The requirements listed under the previous section also apply to transfer students from four-year institutions although an AA degree is not required. Students applying to transfer from a public Florida university are encouraged to earn an AA degree prior to applying. Students are advised to seek a transfer as soon as the critical tracking courses are completed. There is a limit to the number of upper-division courses that may be applied to the UF degree. Each student should determine, in consultation with his/her advisor, the number of transfer credits to be accepted by the UF Registrar and the department.

Prospective Graduate Students

Applicants apply to a program and therefore, if an applicant is interested in more than one program, the applicant will need to submit a new application for each program they wish to apply. View further information on the Graduate Admissions page. To see side-by-side tuition and fee comparisons for Florida and non-Florida residents, visit