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Keystone Courses

keystoneThe Keystone Program provides engineering students with first- and second-year experiential learning experiences which lay the foundation for their academic tenure at the University. For permission to enroll in the courses listed, please see the information further down on this page.

The Keystone Program and its Tutoring Center encompass the Clark School’s first and second year students, and those foundational engineering courses required for engineering students of all majors. Each academic year, more than 3,250 students take a course taught under the Keystone Program.

Permission to Enroll

For BIOE120, please contact the Bioengineering department


For ENEE205, please contact the undergraduate advising office for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.


ENES100/A, 102, 220, 221, and 232:

Clark School of Engineering Students requesting permission to enroll for ENES courses which are a degree requirement may obtain this permission from their academic advising unit. If you are an engineering student requesting permission for an ENES course to count towards your electives, please send your name, University ID, engineering major, which course you are requesting, and for what semester/session, to (ONLY IF YOU ARE A CURRENT ENGINEERING STUDENT).

Non-Clark School UM students and Non-UMD students requesting permission to register for any ENES course (with the exception of ENES100A) must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the University of Maryland and a grade of C- or better for ALL co- and prerequisite classes or have AP credit. For ENES100A (when offered), students must meet the co-requisite of MATH140 in order to be given permission to register and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0. Non-engineering students will ONLY be given permission to register for ENES100A (when offered) after they have registered for or completed MATH140. If you do not meet these requirements, please do not submit your request. See the Schedule of Classes for the co- and pre-requisite listings.

Summer 2019 Permission to Enroll Form

Fall 2019 Permission to Enroll Form

VISITING AND CONSORTIUM STUDENTS (including MTAP): If you are a student from another institution, after completing the Keystone Program's permission to enroll form, please submit an electronic copy of your unofficial transcript to the Keystone Program at to verify that you have met the pre-requisites. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average at their home institution or permission will not be given to enroll in any ENES course. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the credits will transfer back to your home institution.