Undergraduate Admission

Explore the Cockrell School’s engineering degrees to discover which areas best match your interests and aptitudes.

Freshman Admissions

The Office of Admissions is responsible for the admission of undergraduate students to The University of Texas at Austin. Please visit the undergraduate admissions website, Be a Longhorn, for information on procedures and requirements. Through Be a Longhorn, future students may communicate with admissions counselors about details concerning admission application status and decisions, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing.  

Please note that admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering is available only in the summer or fall (Deadline: Dec. 1). There is no spring admission.

To apply for admission to the Cockrell School, use the online form at the ApplyTexas website and select engineering as a first-choice major. When selecting a second-choice major, freshman applicants may choose from one of the many other majors offered at The University of Texas at Austin. However, we encourage students to indicate a second engineering major choice when applying to the Cockrell School.

Freshman applicants seeking admission to the Cockrell School must meet the calculus readiness requirement by the official summer/fall admissions application deadline. For more information, refer to the Calculus Readiness Requirement.

Restricted Admission

Because admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering is so competitive, automatic admission for eligible Texas applicants is restricted to the most qualified applicants. To be considered for admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering, you must meet the school’s Calculus Readiness Requirement.

 

External Transfer Students

Students seeking admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering with 30 hours of transferable credit from other colleges or universities are classified as external transfer students.

Visit the External Transfer Students page

 

Internal Transfer Students

Internal transfer applicants are students enrolled at UT Austin who are seeking to change their major within or into the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Visit the Internal Transfer Students page

 

International Students

Both UT Austin and the Cockrell School provide a variety of programs to assist international students.

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Students who are non-U.S. citizens and do not hold U.S. Permanent Residence Status should visit the university's international undergraduate admissions page for more information about undergraduate and graduate internal student admissions. Students may also seek assistance from UT's International Office.
 

Readmission to the Cockrell School

Students not registered at UT Austin for fall or spring semester will have to submit a readmission application.

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Students seeking to re-enter the Cockrell School after scholastic dismissal from the university must enroll as an undeclared major unless there is a reasonable likelihood that they can complete the degree plan under which they last registered. Students seeking to re-enter the school after dismissal from engineering must enroll as undeclared majors and may not enroll in engineering courses.
 

Degree Holder/Non-Degree Seeker

A student who holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, including The University of Texas at Austin, may apply for admission as a non-degree student in one of the university's undergraduate colleges or schools.

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Students seeking admission but not pursuing a degree should follow the process for undergraduate transfer applicants, and are considered on a competitive basis with transfer applicants for the same semester. Some undergraduate majors are not open to non-degree students. Applicants must select from available non-degree majors.

Non-degree students are subject to rules that apply to other undergraduates. With the approval of the admissions office, non-degree students may later change to degree-seeking status in an undergraduate college or school.

With the approval of the instructor and the graduate adviser, a non-degree student may take any graduate course for which he or she meets the prerequisite. However, graduate courses taken while enrolled as an undergraduate non-degree student may not later be counted toward a graduate degree.

Student Affairs Office

Contact the Student Affairs Office for answers about policies, procedures, support services and programs.

Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ), Room 2.200
E-mail: student-affairs@engr.utexas.edu
Phone
: 512-471-4321
Fax
: 512-475-6893
Hours
: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Campus Visits & Tours

A visit to campus is one of the best ways to learn about the university's academic programs, student services, and community life. We encourage future students and their parents to register for an Engineering Information Session to learn more about the Cockrell School and the university.

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