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Michigan State University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students are admitted to engineering programs upon attaining at least 12 credits in residence and must meet the criteria listed below.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to Engineering majors involves a competitive process with first opportunity for admission when 12 credits are completed. By 56 credits, all students must be admitted to a degree-granting college at Michigan State University. Those not admitted to engineering must select other options. Admission requires completion of Calculus I and II, Physics I, Chemistry I (except for Computer Science), Intro to Engineering Design, and a Computing/Modeling course (varies with major). Admission is based on a recalculated "combined" GPA calculated as follows: 1) the cumulative grade point average of all courses taken; PLUS 2) the technical grade point average in all required courses taken in mathematics beyond remedial mathematics, the sciences, and engineering; divided by 2. The required combined GPA for admission varies by major (2.9 to 3.1), and is reviewed annually to balance resources with demand in each major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Outstanding academic record, TOEFL score of 600, financial statement.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

No different admission criteria for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Residency Requirements

Complete a minimum of one year's work, normally the year of graduation, earning at least 30 credits in courses given by Michigan State University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A number of transfer students are directly admitted each year to junior standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 from the student's prior institution is required for *consideration*, however actual minimum GPAs for admission may be higher. Transfer students must have substantially compeleted the first two years of required courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and computing relevant to their intended major.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 50
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 25