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Fast Track Program Requirements

  • The Fast Track student will maintain an aggregate GPA of at least 3.3 at the end of each academic year.
  • If a student fails to be in good standing at the end of the year, he/she will be placed on probation for two quarters. If the student fails to improve his/her GPA to above 3.3, he/she will be dropped from the Fast Track Program.
  • The Fast Track students must take certain honors classes that will be offered each year. To complete the Fast Track program, the student will have completed a total of at least 30 honors course units.

    These classes are as follows:

    • Freshman Year: At least 1 (2 preferred) out of Physics 1AH, 1BH and 1CH (Physics 1BH preferred), ENGR 96, and EC ENGR 1.
    • Sophomore Year: EC ENGR 102, EC ENGR 2, EC ENGR 10/11L, and M16.
    • Junior Year: EC ENGR 110/111L, EC ENGR 101A, and EC ENGR 113.
  • After the freshman year, all Fast Track students will be provided with paid summer internships with ECE faculty.
  • After the sophomore and junior years, those Fast Track students with an aggregate GPA of 3.5 will be given preference for paid summer internships with ECE faculty or with Industry. While every effort will be made to place the Fast Track students in the summer “Research Experience for Undergraduates” (REU) Program, the ECE Department does not guarantee placement for all the students.

Professor Chandrashekhar (Chan) Joshi and Professor Rob Candler are the faculty mentors for the Fast Track Group. They meet with the students once every month to discuss academic and/or social issues and advise students on career opportunities.


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