First-Year Freshman Students
First-year freshman students will be evaluated for their academic preparedness using factors that may include previous academic performance, courses and rigor relevant to the major, activities or experiences relevant to the major, and any other supporting documents submitted as part of the application.
Mechanical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering dual-degree program also have enrollment caps in place. This means not all qualified students can be directly admitted. You are encouraged to submit your completed application as early as you are able. Once capacity has been reached, a waitlist may be implemented.
ABET-EAC Direct Admission
You may be directly admitted to select College of Engineering programs if:
- your most recent school was an ABET-EAC accredited engineering program, you were majoring in an ABET-accredited program
- you left in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale)
- you are recommended for general university admission
This option is not available to applicants to Mechanical Engineering or the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program.
If you do not meet the ABET-EAC standards outlined above, you must satisfy all of the following entrance requirements for the College of Engineering:
Minimum cumulative GPA for all college work attempted:
- Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program require a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- All other Engineering majors require a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
Minimum college-level coursework:
- One semester of Calculus (equivalent to Math 160, Calculus for Physical Scientists 1, or higher) with a grade of B or better and either:
- One semester of Chemistry (equivalent to CHEM111/112, General Chemistry 1/Lab, or higher) with a grade of B or better or
- One semester of Physics (equivalent to PH 141, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1, or higher) with a grade of B or better
- Subsequent course work (i.e., course work taken in more recent terms) above the levels of the courses outlined above must be completed with a grade of C or better. For example, applicants must have a B in Calculus 1; if they proceed to Calculus 2 in a later term they must have a minimum C grade in Calculus 2.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) and the Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering dual-degree program (BME) have enrollment caps in place. Space is limited in order to maintain a high-quality undergraduate experience with smaller class sizes, access to laboratories, and effective student-to-faculty ratios. This means not all qualified students can be admitted directly to ME/BME. You are encouraged to submit your completed application by December 1 for summer or fall consideration or October 1 for spring consideration. Once capacity has been reached, a waitlist may be implemented.
Second- and Post-Bachelor Students
Second-bachelor and post-bachelor candidates must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in their first undergraduate degree. The Mechanical Engineering program and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual-degree program require a minimum 3.0 GPA.