Biomedical Engineering Limited Access Request-to-Continue Form

The Biomedical Engineering program is a limited-access program, meaning there are a limited number of spaces available and students must meet specific requirements in order to be considered for continuation into the upper-division of the major.

All students should meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for continuation into the upper-division of the BME program:

  • Current USF student or accepted to USF as an upper-level transfer student.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses (best attempt) (listed here: pre-requisite courses);
  • Minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course;
  • No more than two attempts allowed for the prerequisite courses (withdrawals included);
  • Completed BME departmental online application.
  • Submit an essay (more information below)


The following continuation requirements will also apply:

  • Completion of the first three semesters of the BME plan of study by the end of the third semester after matriculation to the University with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA for those semesters;*
  • Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA in all College of Engineering courses by the end of the fourth semester of the BME plan of study.


*Upper-level transfer students are exempt from this requirement but should meet the GPA requirements for both the pre-requisite courses (3.5) and Engineering courses (3.2).

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*First Name: * Required  

*Last Name: * Required 

*USF Student ID Number: * Required 

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USF Email: * Required  

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Previous institution(s) attended: * Required. Type NONE if you have only attended USF.  

Credit hours completed prior to transfer: * Required. Type 0 if you have no transfer credit hours.  

Have you completed all of the BME pre-requisite courses or will you have them completed prior to starting at USF?  

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Please submit a typed essay, including your name on the document, approximately one page in length, one-inch margins, 12 pt font (Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial), double-spaced, addressing the following questions:

  1. Discuss your short- and long-term goals and how the USF BME program will help you achieve them.
  2. If your transfer GPA falls short of the guidelines above, please explain why your application should be considered and be sure to discuss any extenuating circumstances that may have impacted your academics.