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Arkansas Tech University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Undergraduates are admitted as a major in the appropriate engineering discipline upon admission to the University.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Undergraduates are admitted as a major in the appropriate engineering discipline upon admission to the University.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Any student who is not a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. International students are subject to out-of-state tuition rates and an international student services fee as well as additional admission requirements. International students interested in applying for admission to Tech must submit the following documents:

1.Application " An application for international admission, properly completed
2.Application Fee " A nonrefundable application fee of $50 USD
3.Academic Records " All transcripts must be originals or school-certified copies of originals with official English translations. Notarized copies are not accepted.
i.Entering Freshmen: All applicants must submit appropriate academic records verifying previous educational attainment and the completion of secondary education requirements or the equivalency of US high school. This documentation should include grade/mark sheets as well as certificate/diplomas showing completion of secondary education equivalent to 12 years of US high school.
ii.Transfer Students: Students who have previously attended college either in the US or abroad must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities where they have been officially registered. Students seeking transfer of credit from a foreign college/university must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University (a list of approved service providers can be obtained in the IMSSO or in the Registrar’s Office) and submit catalog or course descriptions from the transfer institution. Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of earned college-level credit must also submit a high school transcript or the equivalency of a US high school transcript and diploma as well as complete an entrance exam such as the ACT, SAT or COMPASS.
4.Entrance Exam " All applicants must complete the ACT, SAT or COMPASS exam. Students who have not completed the ACT or SAT may take the COMPASS exam on campus upon arrival and after admission to assist in advisement and course placement. However, if ACT or SAT scores are available, please provide this documentation along with the application for admission. Students with more than 24 semester hours of earned college-level credit and have successfully completed college-level English and mathematics courses are not required to take an entrance exam.
5.English Proficiency " Students who wish to apply for admission to the English Language Institute (ELI) are not required to demonstrate English proficiency. All other applicants should submit official documentation of meeting one of the following standards:
a.A minimum score of 500 on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 173 on the computerized TOEFL or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The school code for Arkansas Tech University is 6010.
b.A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). An official score card must be sent directly to Arkansas Tech University.
c.An EIKEN score of Grade 2A. Scores must be sent directly from STEP, Inc. (Society for Testing English Proficiency).
d.For transfer students from US colleges/universities, one of the above mentioned documents can be provided or an official college/university transcript showing successful completion of college-level English Composition I and English Composition II with a grade of C or better.
NOTE: Test scores are only valid for 2 years. Please submit only those scores taken within two years from the time of application.
6.Evidence of Sufficient Financial Support " Undergraduate costs are estimated at $20,120 USD for 9 months of study including tuition and fees, housing, meals, books and other living expenses. Applicants must provide certified evidence of the source and amount of funding that will be utilized to support educational expenses. Documents must be official and issued within the 6 months previous to the time of application. No copies are accepted.
7.Passport " Please provide a photocopy of your current passport as well as any previous visas to the US, I-20’s and an I-94 card if available.
The application for international admission and all supporting documents should be submitted by May 1 for the fall semester, October 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for both summer sessions for priority consideration. Applications are still accepted after the priority dates. Admission will not be granted until all supporting documentation as listed above has been received and evaluated. Upon acceptance, notification will be sent to the student along with an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for resident students.

Residency Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours taken from Arkansas Tech, at least 6 semesters hours of which must be upper division work in the student's major.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students making application for admission to Arkansas Tech University must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities where they have been officially registered. Students seeking transfer of credit from other institutions may be asked to provide a catalog or course description from the transfer institution.

Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of earned college-level credit must also submit a final high school transcript and must request current transferable ACT or SAT scores be sent to the University. ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores will not be required if the English and mathematics general education requirements have been satisfied with grades of “C” or better. In the event that receipt of a student’s transcript is unavoidably delayed, as may frequently occur at midyear, a transfer student may be admitted provisionally pending receipt of the official transcript. However, the University reserves the right to require immediate withdrawal if the previous record does not meet admission requirements.

Applicants for transfer must have earned a GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted and be eligible to re-enroll at the last college or university attended.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 8
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 5