Normal progress

You are expected to enroll in a full-time program and make normal progress toward your degree. You must make satisfactory progress by meeting the following conditions:

  • Your semester program must include at least two letter graded technical courses (of at least 3 units each, with the exception of Engineering 25, 26 and 27). Every semester you are expected to make satisfactory progress in your declared major. Satisfactory progress is determined by your ESS Adviser. In general, this means you will need to take two to three technical courses each semester that satisfy requirements for your major in order to graduate on time.  Entering freshmen are allowed eight semesters to graduate, and entering junior transfers are allowed five semesters to graduate. Time to degree will not be extended for students who have not consistently made satisfactory progress toward their major requirements. Students who are not in compliance with this policy by the end of the fifth week of the semester are subject to a registration block that will delay enrollment for the following semester. If you complete your major requirements earlier than your final semester, you may take fewer than two technical courses but must continue to meet the minimum 12 unit per term requirement until your final semester. If you are on the degree list, you may enroll in fewer than 12 units as long as you are completing (or have completed) your degree requirements. Note: Minimum unit requirement for graduation is 120 units.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of a C average is required for every semester. See Subject to dismissal for further details.
  • All technical courses that fulfill major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

If you are not making satisfactory progress, you should consult with your Engineering Student Services (ESS) Adviser as soon as possible.