Transfer Students

Transferring to Illinois

For undergraduate students interested in transferring to Illinois from another institution, the Office of Admissions provides some general information.  For specific transfer requirements, including the various requirements for each CS undergraduate program, please consult their detailed handbook.

Transferring Within Illinois

For students who are already on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, the requirements to transfer into computer science differ according to the desired CS undergraduate program (CS in Engineering, Mathematics & CS / Statistics & CS, or CS + X).

Transferring into Computer Science in the College of Engineering

Students intending to transfer into the Computer Science program in the College of Engineering are normally expected to meet the minimum requirements, below, and follow the petition procedures spelled out in the College of Engineering undergraduate advising wiki.

Transfer requirements for those seeking to transfer for Fall 2015 and beyond:

Because of unusually high enrollments our transfer criteria are as follows:

  1. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.67
  2. Students must take on this campus(*): CS 173 and CS 225, both with grade of at least A-
    (*) students who already have credit for one or both of these from elsewhere or via proficiency will need to take subsequent courses in the CS major, such as CS 233 or CS 241, with grades of at least A-.

Additional Information for ECE students:

  1. CS 125 may not be taken by ECE students. ECE students must have taken ECE 120, ECE 220, CS 173, and CS 225 to be considered for transfer to CS.
  2. For ECE students, ECE 220 is a prerequisite for CS 173 and CS 225. These prerequisites will be enforced prior to the beginning of classes.

Submitting your petition: The procedures for applying to CS-Engineering have changed recently. Go to Want to Change Your Major for more information.

Deadlines: Transfer applications are due on November 25th and April 25th for consideration for the following semesters. Students are highly encouraged to register their interest in engineering as soon as possible. They may do this at http://go.engineering.Illinois.edu/exploremajor.

Transfer decisions will be made shortly after grades are available.

Transferring into the Mathematics & Computer Science or Statistics & Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  1. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.67
  2. Students must take at least two courses required for the CS major on this campus, excluding CS 125.  (Typically, these courses would be CS 173 and CS 225.) Grades of at least A- must be earned.

LAS Intercollegiate (ICT) and Interdepartmental (IDT) procedures and application deadlines can be found here:  http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/programs/declaring/

Transferring into the "CS + X" (CS + Anthropology, CS + Astronomy, CS + Chemistry, and CS + Linguistics) majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  1. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.50
  2. Students must take at least two courses required for the CS major on this campus, excluding CS 125. (Typically, these courses would be CS 173 and CS 225.) Grades of at least B+ must be earned.
  3. Students must take two designated courses from the LAS discipline with grades of at least B. Consult with the relevant LAS discipline advisor.

LAS Intercollegiate (ICT) and Interdepartmental (IDT) procedures and application deadlines can be found here: http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/programs/declaring/

Declaring a Second Major in Computer Science

Because the undergraduate programs in CS have grown dramatically over the last several years, and there continues to be a high demand by students wishing to transfer into the CS major, at this time we can accept applications to do a second major only from the very strongest students.