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Engineering Pathways to U of I

Prepare to transfer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering.

For incoming freshman students who are interested in transferring to the The Grainger College of Engineering, the Harper Engineering Pathways to Illinois program is an opportunity for qualifying students to gain guaranteed admission.

For more details regarding application processes, eligibility and program requirements, please visit the Engineering Pathways program page sponsored by the University of Illinois or email the Harper program coordinator.

Engineering Info Session

To learn more about engineering at Harper, attend the next Engineering Information Session.


About our 2018 Incoming Pathways Students

  • 57% received full-ride scholarships
  • 91% are eligible for the Honors program
  • 17% of the students are women
  • 17% of the students are Hispanic

Please consider applying for the Fall 2019 cohort.


Visit the Pathways website for the online Fall 2020 Engineering Pathways application, which will be available February 2020.

U of I Transfer

Chrisian Hyde, Engineering Pathways Student

Pathways transfer student takes "best option"
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Engineering class

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U of I Engineering
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Family Decision

Ryan Helsdingen and siblings

"I just couldn’t get past how much money I’d be saving."
Read Ryan's story