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Winona State University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the CME major is selective and is determined by the Composite Materials Engineering Admissions Committee. Before students can be considered for admission to the CME major, they must: (1) Complete 4 S.H. of English composition, 3 S.H. of speech communication and a minimum of 38 S.H. of required lower-division engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. These courses can be taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions. However, courses with grades below "C" will not be accepted in transfer. (2) Must have obtained a grade of "C" or higher in the required courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the required courses. Students will not be allowed to enroll in upper division 300-level engineering courses until either they are admitted into the major or they are granted special permission from their Department of Composite Materials Engineering major advisor.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to the CME major is selective and is determined by the Engineering Admissions Committee. Before students can be considered for admission to the CME major, they must: (1) Complete 4 S.H. of English composition, 3 S.H. of speech communication and a minimum of 38 S.H. of required lower-division engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. These courses can be taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions. However, courses with grades below "C" will not be accepted in transfer. (2) Must have obtained a grade of "C" or higher in the required courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the required courses. Students will not be allowed to enroll in upper division 300-level engineering courses until either they are admitted into the major or they are granted special permission from their Department of Composite Materials Engineering major advisor.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students must satisfy all WSU application procedures if they are not US citizens. Students who are not US citizens are admitted on the basis of certified credential evaluations verifying completion of previous educational studies. Must also submit a TOEFL score with minimum of 190 on the computerized version, 520 on the paper version, or 68 on the Internet version. Requires all F-1 visa holders to complete an on-campus English placement exam unless transferring with English composition credits accepted by the University. Must present proof of financial responsibility for full course of study.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The following information applies to students who are transferring from a community college or a four-year college with regional accreditation for college-parallel courses:

-Students are admitted if they have completed 24 transferable academic semester hours and have a cumulative 2.40 GPA for all colleges attended.
-Students may be considered for admission to WSU if they have completed 24 transferable academic semester hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.20 to 2.39 for all colleges attended. Students who meet these criteria must visit the campus and interview with a transfer specialist.
-Students with fewer than 24 transferable credits must meet the admission criteria for first-year students, including high school preparation requirements, class rank, and admissions test scores.
-Students receive credit for courses taken at accredited institutions in which the grades A, B, C, D, P, or the equivalents were attained.
-Technical College Students: Students transferring from a technical college can receive up to a 16-credit general elective package of their technical courses. General education courses will be accepted on a course-by-course basis. To apply, students must send their official high school and technical college transcripts and request the ACT/SAT testing agency to send their official ACT/SAT scores to the WSU Office of Admissions.
-Students also may be considered for admission by special appeal if they are transfer students who do not meet the above requirements because of special and unique circumstances. The student should write a letter of appeal to the Director of Admissions, outlining the unique circumstance. The letter should be supported by appropriate documentation and two letters of recommendation from high school or college faculty.
-Transfer students should be eligible to return to their former colleges or universities. An official transcript, including a statement of withdrawal if the student formally withdrew, is required from each college attended. Students should request that the registrar at each college attended send an official transcript directly to the WSU Office of Admissions. If a transfer student has previously attended a MnSCU campus, WSU will retrieve the transcripts electronically. Students are subject to suspension if they fail to comply with the transcript requirement and are inadvertently admitted to WSU.
-Most credits earned at a community or junior college may be accepted in transfer; remedial classes are not transferable. Transferred credits should have at least a ā€œDā€ grade to transfer.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 1
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 4