Multiple Entry Points

Recommendation
Departments must facilitate multiple entry points into the curriculum as few students new to engineering have the background knowledge or resources to know unequivocally where they best fit among the engineering disciplines. Multiple entry points allow students who may have never been exposed to engineering to choose engineering or to change engineering disciplines after matriculation without significantly extending their time to graduation.

Supporting References

What’s to keep you from dropping out?’ — Student Immigration into and within Engineering

Achieving Parity of the Sexes at the Undergraduate Level: A Study of Success