The A. James Clark School of Engineering is home to eight academic departments and offers eleven undergraduate majors. To learn more about our academic programs, please visit our Majors & Minors web page: 

Engineering Academic Plans: 

The Clark School has created academic plans for each of our degree programs. You can access these plans directly via the following website: 

The A. James Clark School of Engineering is considered a Limited Enrollment Program.  Current UMD students interested in declaring engineering as their major must first complete a specific set of gateway requirements and should then submit a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP) application as an internal transfer student. 

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external transfer students.

  • Completion of MATH 141 with minimum grade of B- or better.
  • Completion of PHYS 161 with a minimum grade of B- or better.
  • Completion of either CHEM 135 or CHEM 271 or CHEM 134 with a minimum grade of C- or better.  (Students who take CHEM 134 must also complete CHEM 131 with a C-).

Limited Enrollment Programs guidelines:

  • Only one gateway course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. (Please note that a grade of "W" is considered an attempt and must be repeated).
  • Students may apply only once to an LEP.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 after admission to an LEP. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the major.

Note: The Clark School of Engineering will accept a "P" passing grade for any gateway course completed during the Spring 2020 semester. More information about COVID-19 and Spring 2020 considerations can be found on the following webpage

Are you interested in taking an engineering course before you declare engineering as your major? All engineering courses are restricted to students within our college. However, prosepctive students are welcome to request permission to take an engineering course as a non-major. You can learn more about this process on the following website:

*Note: All ENES courses are offered through our Keystone Program. Learn more at

Current UMD students can access the LEP application on the Admissions website. The application deadline is always on the 5th business day of January and June each year.

*Please note: Students submitting an application for fall are able to complete a gateway requirement course during the summer at either University of Maryland or another institution. In order to be considered, students must still meet the June application deadline and courses must be taken during the University of Maryland’s Summer 1 Session. If you have any questions, please email

Once you have submitted your application electronically and your application has been reviewed, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will send you an admission decision via email instructing you of your next steps. Please be sure to keep an eye on your email! 

Students who are admitted to the A. James Clark School of Engineering will receive a formal admission decision from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students will also be contacted by the Clark School to discuss the Change of Major process. There are a number of steps required to formally change your major to engineering. The entire process is housed within Canvas and is explained to students in detail. Please be sure to keep an eye on your email throughout the admission cycle.

During the Change of Major process, students will have the opportunity to meet with an engineering advisor and will be able to register for engineering courses. If you have any questions about this process, please email

Students transferring to UMD and the A. James Clark School of Engineering have a number of scholarship opportunities available to them. Be sure to visit teh Clark School Scholarship page to learn more about how to fund your education

Now that you are a Maryland Engineer it's time to start preparing for your first semester in the Clark School! Learn more about our resources for current engineering students on the following website: