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The University of Alabama - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission requirements for the College are the same requirements for the University. It is a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a student and a scholar. Decisions about the potential for academic success at UA are based on a student’s performance on the ACT and/or SAT, high school grade point average, and high school course schedule. Students are encouraged to exceed the college preparatory curriculum minimum requirements for general admission by completing further courses in mathematics and physics.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A student applies to the program of study at the time of application for admission.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International applicants are required to submit proof of completion of secondary schooling including any final examinations for the awarding of a high school diploma and be eligible for university entrance in their home country. An above average result is considered along with a variety of coursework. Proof of language proficiency is necessary for all applicants who do not declare English as their first language. Successful results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson's Test (PTE), or enrollment in our English Language Institute (ELI) to a successful level meeting minimum GPA requirements and/or ELI Certificate of Proficiency can satisfy the language requirement. Transfer applicants who have completed post secondary study from outside the United States are asked to submit an official transcript and a course by course evaluation from an approved credential evaluation agency for each institution attended. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is needed for admission. In addition to meeting academic and language requirements, all United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements must be submitted and approved for visa issuance.

Residency Requirements

A maximum of 64 semester hours of two-year college credit will be applied toward graduation requirements. If a student transfers less than 64 hours at the time of the initial enrollment at The University, additional two-year college credit may be transferred later. Once 64 credit hours have been accumulated from all sources, no more than 12 additional semester hours may be transferred from a two-year college. The additional, transfer courses must be equivalent to 100- or 200-level courses at The University of Alabama. A maximum of 96 hours will be accepted from a four-year institution and applied toward graduation requirements. In addition, all students must earn in residence in that school at least one-fourth of the semester hours required for the degree, including nine of the last 18 hours.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the last institution attended and must be eligible to return to their current institution. In determining the transfer student's GPA, the college counts each enrollment in a course as hours attempted. This policy applies even though repeat enrollments may not have been included in the computation of the average by the institution offering the courses. College of Engineering students may not attempt any course more than three times, including enrollments at other institutions. Transfer applicants who will have earned fewer than 24 semester hours at the time they enroll at the University also must meet freshman admission standards.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 90
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 72