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Effective for Fall 2009 Applicants
Admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science is based on an overall assessment of both academic and nonacademic qualifications. The primary review factors for admission are the strength and quality of the high school curriculum, high school class percentile, grade point average and the results of the ACT or SAT. Well prepared freshmen applicants will have four years of mathematics and four years of natural science. Nonacademic qualifications will also be considered, such as leadership skills, diversity in personal background, work experience, motivation and maturity.
The college offers three levels of placement for admitted new freshmen. The intention is to identify cohorts of students with similar academic preparation and offer them an entry point for their level. A student’s initial placement will be reconsidered after the completion of required course placement exams. The three placement levels are:
- Admission Directly to Major: Typically students who are placed in this level have a 3.5/4.00 high school GPA with an ACT composite score of 25 and an ACT math sub-score of at least 28.
- Admission to Pre-Engineering or Pre-Computer Science: have a 3.0/4.00 high school GPA with an an ACT composite score of 23 and an ACT math sub-score of at least 25.
- Admission to CEAS Bridge Program: A limited number of freshmen applicants who do not meet other requirements will be asked to participate in an academic support program during the summer prior to their first semester.
Transfer student admission is based on an overall assessment of both academic and nonacademic qualifications. For transfer applicants the primary factors considered for admission are the grade point average on transferable courses and the level of curriculum completion. Nonacademic qualifications will also be considered, such as leadership skills, diversity in personal background, work experience, motivation and maturity.
To be considered for admission directly to the major, transfer applicants must have completed the equivalent of Math 232 (with at least a C grade), Chemistry 104 or 105 for engineering students or CompSci 201 for computer science students, and have at minimum of 24 transferable credits with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Transfer applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the major will be considered for admission to pre-engineering or pre-computer science.
For more information on undergraduate admissions:
Todd Johnson, Student Services
For information on graduate admissions:
Betty Warras, Graduate Programs and Research