The College of Engineering will no longer be accepting students into the Pre/Professional model that began in 1981. Effective Summer 2019, the College of Engineering now operates the 15 undergraduate majors as part of an academic progression model. This change happened as a way to increase student success, major exploration and fit, along with allowing students to have more control of their academic program. While many aspects of the student experience will be similar, there are some key changes.
What does this mean for you as a student?
- There will no longer be the three applications cycles per year as there is no application
- Upper division (300-400 level) engineering coursework is no longer restricted to "pro-school" only
- You will no longer only be evaluated on a subset of courses but rather all of your OSU coursework
How does progression work?
- Students will need to maintain a 2.5 OSU GPA each term and complete 65% of their courses each term in order to remain in good standing with the College of Engineering
- Students will have more control of their degree program as prerequisites and college code will be the only restrictions on courses
Are there action items for you?
- All pre-engineering students will need to confirm your engineering major by Spring 2020
- You will not need to apply to pro-school in May or any future terms
- You will work with your academic advisors to identify the timing of your change from “pre” to your engineering major
How do I learn more or ask questions?
- Your next academic advising appointment
- Use of your school's drop-in times
During your START orientation program the College of Engineering will be talking about the progression model and updating student records accordingly.