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Engineering Pending Status

What It Means

Transfer and freshman students entering the University of Central Florida who select engineering as a major are classified as engineering pending based on their chosen discipline. For example, aerospace engineering pending, computer engineering pending, and so on.

Once admitted to the University and upon evaluation of the engineering pending requirements, students will either be asked to declare their specific engineering discipline, or remain in the Engineering pending category until the semester in which they are completing their final engineering pending courses.


Students must complete the following pending courses with a “C” (2.0) or better and be in good academic standing before the College of Engineering and Computer Science will approve a major change request to move from the “pending” category into a specific engineering discipline.

  • MAC 2311C: Calculus with Analytical Geometry 1
  • MAC 2312: Calculus with Analytical Geometry 2
  • PHY 2048C: Physics for Engineers and Scientists 1
  • CHS 1440, CHM 2045C, or appropriate Chemistry equivalent

When can I declare my engineering major?

In the semester that students are completing their final pending requirements, they are eligible to submit a change of major request. Instructions for changing or adding a major, minor, or certificate may be found at: change major. Submitting the change of major request before the withdrawal deadline of the semester that the final pending requirements are being taken is critical to prevent registration problems. Upon submission of the change of major request, students meeting the appropriate requirements will be granted access into a select group of upper level engineering courses.

Transfer or Accelerated First-Year student must submit a change of major request prior to attending UCF orientation if all pending requirements have been completed and are posted on the degree audit. If the student is in the process of completing the final pending courses, the student will be contacted before their scheduled Orientation to submit a change of major request. This will allow students to enroll in a select group of upper level engineering courses during the registration component of Orientation.

Most upper-level engineering courses are restricted until a student has successfully completed all pending requirements. For more information on access to major courses while in pending status, click here.