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Entrance to Major

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes made by the University during the spring 2020 semester, the College of Engineering has made accommodations related to the entrance to major process. Please visit the COE COVID-19 ETM Accommodations page and COE COVID-19 ETM FAQs page for more information.

It is important for you to understand the Entrance-to-Major (ETM) process to help you avoid missing the opportunity to qualify for your intended major. ETM does not happen automatically. You must actively request your intended major once you have completed the required number of cumulative credits at Penn State and have scheduled or completed required ETM courses. The number of credits and the required courses vary depending on when you enrolled at Penn State.

Enrollment in Summer 2020 or Later

Enrollment Prior to Summer 2020

If at any time you have questions about how your schedule or performance will impact your eligibility to qualify for a College of Engineering major, be sure to contact an appropriate academic adviser.



The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033