Registration Process for New Students in the Shiley School of Engineering

For your first term at the University of Portland, all students in the Shiley School of Engineering will be registered by the School of Engineering program counselor.

Registration Timeline

Take the Registration & Advising Survey: You will receive an email to your UP email address with a link to the survey. This must be completed by May 10.

May 10th Deadline

Send IP, AB, and College Transcripts to UP: Send your scores and transcripts to UP by July 1. View instructions.

July 1

Program Counselors Build Schedule: During this time, your schedule is being built and is not finalized. Changes may be made by Program Counselor at any time throughout the summer. The most common adjustments are related to AP/IB or transfer credit.

**Please send an email to your Program Counselor explaining all special schedule requests by July 1. 

June 1 - July 31

Schedule is Finalized: Now that your schedule has been built, you are welcome to call or email with any additional questions or concerns you may have about your registration. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and may not be accommodated due to limited course openings. Any changes made to your schedule after August 1st will be communicated to you via email. Follow instructions on how to view your schedule.

August 1

Classes Begin: Please note that your class schedule uses the abbreviation R for Thursday. Classes that are held on Tuesday and Thursday will be listed on your schedule as, "TR." 

August 23

First Week of Classes: Changes can be made to your schedule during this week. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and may not be accommodated due to limited course openings. The deadline to add or drop classes from your schedule is the Friday of the first week of the semester.

August 23 - 27


Technology Policy for Engineering Students

Typical First Semester Class Schedule for Engineering Students

EGR 110  - Intro to Engineering (3 credits)

One MATH course: MTH 112 (3 credits) - Pre-Calculus or MTH 201 - Calculus (4 credits) - or a higher level math if you have AP/IB or transfer credit for MTH 201.

One SCIENCE course: If you are taking MTH 112 (Pre-Calc) or MTH 201 (Calculus 1), you will take CHM 207/277 General Chemistry I Lecture and Lab (3 credits/1 credit). If you are taking Calculus II or a higher level Math course, you will take PHY 204/274 General Physics I Lecture and Lab (3 credits/1 credit)

Two University Core courses (6 credits)

Total = 16-17 Credits

Classes at UP are offered one, two, three, and sometimes four times a week. Labs for science courses meet once a week for a longer period of time, and are an additional 1 credit.

  • University Core requirements are a set of courses that all students at the University of Portland must complete.
  • Engineering Core & Major requirements are the courses you need to complete for your specific Engineering major.
  • Elective courses are any courses you take that do not fulfill any of your Core or Engineering Major requirements.

Sample Class Schedule

Anchor Seminar Workshop: All first-year students are also registered for an Anchor Seminar and a corresponding Workshop 

School of Engineering Contact Information

Phone: 503.943.7612

Email: merrittj@up.edu

Jamie Merritt, Program Counselor

Email: ciokiewi@up.edu

Tyler Ciokiewicz, Program Counselor 

What should I do if I want to major in Engineering, but was not accepted into the School of Engineering?

If you were not accepted into the School of Engineering upon admission to UP, you may complete a set of pre-requisite courses and apply to transfer in to the School of Engineering.

School of Engineering Transfer Requirements