New Undergraduate

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas!

EECS 101 - New Student Seminar

This seminar helps connect freshmen and transfer EECS students to the EECS department, their chosen profession, and each other. Topics include overviews of the various disciplines, curricula and advising, ethics and professionalism, student organizations and extracurricular activities, senior projects, and career planning.

EECS 140 and EECS 168

Both of these courses will be taken in an EECS student's first year of courses.

  • Co-requisite for each: Math 125, calc I
  • Even KUID: 140 in Fall, 168 in Spring; Odd KUID: 168 in Fall, 140 in Spring
  • Honors Sections EECS 141 and EECS 169


  • All pre-requisites must be completed before enrolling in a course.
  • Co-requisites can be taken at the same time.

Upper-Level Eligibility (ULE)

  • All Freshman-Sophomore Requirements (EECS, Math, Science, English) Must be Completed With a C or Better Before Taking Junior Level (300+) EECS Courses
  • EECS 312, EECS 330, EECS 361, and EECS 388 are exceptions to this rule. They may be taken in the same semester as you are completing your upper-level eligibility courses


  • All pre-requisites must be completed before enrolling in a course.
  • Co-requisites can be taken at the same time.

Transfer Credits

  • Transfer Equivalency
  • Request Transcript Be Sent to KU (This will not happen unless you request it.)
  • Course Substitution Petition: used to request that a single course be substituted for a required course or count towards a degree requirement. Obtain approval before the substituted course, if possible (Course Substitution Petition).
  • Transfer Contract: used to request that a set of courses taken at another institution be substituted for required courses or count towards degree requirements (Transfer Contract Form (pdf)).

Juggling School and Work

While financial realities may require students to work, we advise they follow the “60-hour rule”. For every hour spent in class, students will spend at least two additional preparation hours outside of class. Students who exceed the 60-hour rule often struggle in the classroom.


The University has priority registration dates for continuing students. These dates correspond to the number of credit hours already completed.

  1. EECS enrollment advising occurs right after fall break and spring break each semester.
    • Two days, and only these days, are reserved for advising.
    • Announcements will be sent via e-mail and posted around Eaton Hall.
    • Sign-up for an appointment time on your advisor’s office door.
  2. Students are assigned a faculty advisor
    • Professors assist with enrollment, answer career questions, etc.
    • Students remain with their advisor until graduation
  3. Come Prepared!
    • Consult EECS Handbook to see what classes you need.  If you need to take a KU Core course, consult the KU Core site for a list of acceptable courses.
    • The Classes website shows which classes are offered and when
    • Make up a schedule
    • Look for conflicts
    • Come with questions
    • Bring an Academic Planning Form to the advising appointment.
  4. After the appointment, turn the Academic Planning Form (pdf) in to the front desk at the EECS Office (2001 Eaton) and the Engineering Advising Hold will be released.
  5. Log-in to Enroll & Pay to enroll for selected courses as soon as your enrollment date and time allow.