Academic Planning Worksheet: Civil Engineering

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Transfer students must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions and one to Civil Engineering.

Major Profile: In the admission decision for this and every major, a wide range of factors are taken into consideration. The profile should not be used to overstate the importance of grades in the admission decision for academic majors but it may offer some guidance as you plan for transfer.

Application deadlines:

Autumn quarter

Apply to UW Admissions by: February 15
Apply to the Department by: April 5

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 (“C” grade) minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher.

To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the engineering transfer admission website and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission. For more information, visit the department’s website .


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.


UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus Analytic Geometry I 1
MATH 125 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry II1
MATH 126 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry III1
MATH 308 NW – Matrix Algebra 2
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry 1
PHYS 121 NW Q/SR – Mechanics1
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism 1
Complete one of the following courses:
    * AMATH 301 NW – Beginning Scientific Computing
    Or CSE 142 NW QSR – Computer Programming I 2
A A 210 NW – Engineering Statics 1
CEE 220 NW – Intro Mechanics of Materials 2
M E 230 NW - Kinematics and Dynamics 2
English composition C 1

Additional information

1 Application requirements (complete by application deadline)

2 Enrollment requirements (complete by the start of your first quarter in the major)

* AMATH 301 is preferred.

A minimum 60 credits completed by the April 5 application deadline. Students are strongly encouraged to also complete the following courses prior to autumn quarter: MATH 3017, CHEM 152, PHYS 123.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 329

Total from Washington community colleges: 77

  • Entering transfer cumulative GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 15
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 21
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 23
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 10
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 5
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 2
  • 2.49 and below1

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