logo_pathway_darkThe Engineering Pathways program offered at Moraine Valley is a smart and cost-effective way to guarantee transfer admission into the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This competitive program is designed for high school seniors who plan to enroll as first-time college students for the fall semester.

The typical applicant has earned mostly A’s in high school and has excelled in science and math courses in his or her senior year. Students who are female, low income, first generation, and/or from underrepresented ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Program Benefits

  • Scholarships
  • Engineering Pathways Freshman Orientation
  • Dual advising – students work with Moraine Valley and U of I advisors.
  • Guaranteed admission into the College of Engineering at UIUC as a junior
  • Moraine Valley tuition and fees for the first two years – Save over $30,000 on your U of I Engineering degree!

Application Deadlines

Applications received by March 1 will be processed by April 1. Applications received after March 1 will be processed only if seats are available. The same selection criteria apply to early, regular, and late admission. New program cohorts begin each fall.

How to Apply

Prospective students must apply during their senior year of high school to begin at Moraine Valley the following fall semester. To begin your application, first complete a Moraine Valley application online. In about an hour, you will be able to access the Moraine Valley student portal (MVConnect) using your username and password. Log in with your credentials to access the Engineering Pathways application located within the portal.

The Engineering Pathways application will require you to:

  • Submit a 250-word (or less) essay in which you describe why your are interested in the Engineering Pathways program. Have the essay ready in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format as you will be asked to attach it as part of the program’s application.
  • Obtain an unofficial, current transcript from your high school’s student information system or registration office. You also will be asked to attach the transcript to the application.
  • Gather necessary academic information, including ACT scores (composite and subject areas), AP test exam dates, expected graduation date, and your Moraine Valley ID number.

Please note: The application may time-out in 30 minutes so having all these items gathered before you begin will be helpful to completing the process with ease.

Final decisions regarding admission, continuation and standing in the program rests with a review committee.

For questions about the program and the application process, email epinfo@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 608-4250.