Undergraduate Admissions

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Interested in applying? The UT Austin Office of Admissions makes all decisions regarding undergraduate admissions to the university. Applicants can communicate with admissions counselors about application status, decisions, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing. 

Campus Visits

Students interested in applying to  Electrical and Computer Engineering are encouraged to attend a Cockrell School Information Session. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also schedules regular sub-sessions to provide information on our program and coursework. Search for the next available sub-session. 

If you are unable to attend an information session, you may request a visit with an ECE peer advisor if available. Mondays and Fridays are preferred appointment dates and we ask that you schedule them at least one week in advance. For more information, pease contact Melissa Sellars at msellars@austin.utexas.edu


Freshmen Admissions

Most applicants to The University of Texas at Austin apply for freshman admission. You should do the same, if you:

  • Have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or receive a GED and
  • Have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a GED.

You can find out more information about Freshmen Admissions through the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions makes all undergraduate admissions decisions. Applicants can communicate with admissions counselors about details concerning application status and decisions, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing. When completing your application to the university, dont forget to list Electrical and Computer Engineering as your first choice major. Additional information is available on the Cockrell School of Engineering website


Transfer Admissions

If you’d like to attend UT Austin but you’ve already started your studies at another college or university, you should apply as a transfer student. While there is no minimum GPA requirement for Transfer students, a strong application would include a GPA over a 3.0, strong admissions essays, challenging course work and 30 hours of transferrable courses.

Please note the department only accepts 25 hours of ECE transfer courseowrk; this includes programming, circuits or other engineering courses. This restriction does not apply to general education requirements such as math, phyiscs, english or history coursework.

For transfer students new to UT Austin, information about Transfer applications is available through the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions makes all undergraduate admissions decisions. Applicants can communicate with admissions counselors about details concerning application status and decisions, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing. Additoinal information is available on the Cockrell School of Engineering website

If you are a current student at UT Austin seeking to transfer into the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit the Cockrell School of Engineering for addition information.


International Undergraduate Admissions

You should apply for international undergraduate admission if you

  • Are seeking a bachelor’s degree
  • Are not a U.S. citizen
  • Are not a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Are not attending a Texas high school
  • Are an international student who has never attended the University of Texas at Austin

Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information about International Admissions to UT Austin.