Engineering Pathways to U of I

Prepare for transfer to The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For incoming freshman students who are interested in transferring to the The Grainger College of Engineering at UIUC, the Harper Engineering Pathways to Illinois program is an opportunity for qualifying students to gain guaranteed admission to this highly competitive and top-ranked program.

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 Harper's Engineering Pathways Students

  • 61% received full-ride scholarships
  • 91% are eligible for the Honors program
  • 17% of the students are women
  • 26% of the students are Latinx

Please consider applying for the next fall cohort.


Visit UIUC's Engineering Pathways site for the Engineering Pathways application, which is open annually from December through mid-April. UIUC may adjust dates as needed.

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Last Updated: 10/15/21