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Information for Future Students

Becoming an EEE student at Purdue

For high school students:

All beginning engineering students are admitted to the First-Year Engineering program, which provides all freshman time to explore the 16 different majors offered in the College of Engineering. To learn more about the Purdue College of Engineering, the First-Year Engineering program, and to schedule your campus visit please visit the Office of Future Engineers website.  Overview of the EEE degree program.

Opportunities for first-year EEE students at Purdue

A complete list of sustainability focused student organizations that students interested in EEE can get involved with at Purdue can be found at Student Organizations.


How to Transfer into EEE from Another University

Students wishing to transfer from another institution into EEE will follow Purdue University’s standard transfer admission process. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Admissions webpage. In particular, transfer students should reference the Engineering Transfer Criteria to understand the needed requirements. 

In addition to the expected freshman year engineering course work, EEE requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses, as well as any discipline-specific courses or further relevant course work. 

Links to helpful tools are below:

EEE Plan of Study – 4 year sample plan; click on entry date under Plans of Study by Year (upper right of page)

First-Year Engineering

Purdue Transfer Credit Database

Equivalencies for freshman level engineering courses from Purdue Calumet, IPFW, IUPUI and Vincennes University


How to CODO into EEE from another Purdue University Program:

CODO Requirements

To be eligible to apply for CODO into EEE, a student must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Have completed (or have 'work in progress') the following First-Year Engineering* course work (all FYE course grades must be C- or higher)
MA 16100 or MA 16500 - Calculus I
MA 16200 or MA 16600 - Calculus II
CHM 11500
Science Selective: CHM 11600 required
PHYS 17200
Oral Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically COM 11400)
Written Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically ENGL 10600)
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • The calculated GPA of engineering courses (200 level and above) must be 2.0 or better 
  • Student must be in good academic standing and not on probation at the time of CODO

*Students should also review CODO requirements to FYE to determine the quickest pathway into Engineering - See FYE CODO requirements & Sign Up for a FYE CODO session.

How to Obtain CODO Form:

If you meet the requirements to CODO as outlined above, the CODO form and procedures can be found on the Office of the Registar website.

Make a CODO Appointment:

Students wishing to CODO into EEE must meet individually with Tammi Thayer, EEE Associate Director of Advising, to discuss requirements and the details of their records.  CODO forms (2 copies) that have been signed by the student’s previous program should be brought to the appointment.  Current Engineering students can sign up for an appointment by using your career account login. Students outside of Engineering should visit the EEE office in POTR 364 for assistance in making a CODO appointment.