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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College

Admission Policies

All programs in the College of Engineering require elevated levels of mathematics preparedness. A student admitted to UNLV must meet one of the following requirements for admission to the College of Engineering:

• SAT Mathematics Score of 520 or higher, or
• ACT Mathematics Score of 23 or higher, or
• Grade of C or better in MATH 096, or
• Placement into MATH 126 (Precalculus) or above by the UNLV Department of Mathematical Sciences.

High school graduates are strongly advised to complete four years of English, four years of high school mathematics including AP Calculus, three years of high school science including chemistry, physics and one AP science course while in high school.http://catalog.unlv.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=16&ent_oid=1248&returnto=2830
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Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission Policies

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction:
Admission to the Major -

General admission follows college requirements. Students transferring from other universities or from other colleges within UNLV who have GPAs of between 2.00 and 2.50 will be admitted on probation and considered to be pre-major students. Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Regardless of catalog of graduation, students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the most recent Undergraduate Catalog.
All required and elective courses in engineering, mathematics, science, business, computer science, and English must be completed with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better before taking the next course. Students must complete all pre-major courses before promotion to advanced standing. Promotion to advanced standing requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a grade of C or better in all courses specified in No. 2 above.
All Civil Engineering majors must take the Discipline-Specific Fundamentals of Engineering Examination in Civil Engineering within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. Students must register for CEE 499, one-credit, during the semester in which they plan to take the examination.
Civil Engineering students should register for CEE 498, Civil Engineering Capstone Design, in their last semester prior to anticipated date of graduation. To verify eligibility and permit registration for Civil Engineering Capstone Design, students must submit a completed graduation application prior to the start of instruction in their penultimate semester.
All Construction Management majors must take the American Institute of Constructors Qualification Examination (COE) Level I-Construction Fundamentals as part of CEM 455 within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. A good-faith effort on the exam is required.

Computer Science -
Minimum GPA: 2.25
Admission and transfer policies as described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.

Electrical and Computer Engineering -
Students interested in entering the program must qualify by satisfying the prerequisites for MATH 181 Calculus I, ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric and CHEM 121 General Chemistry I.

Course Qualifying Prerequisite
MATH 181 Placement examination given by the Mathematics Department OR MATH 126 & 127 (or MATH 128) Algebra and Trigonometry.
ENG 101 Satisfactory scores on ACT or SAT examination OR ENG A.
CHEM 121 Placement examination given by the Chemistry Department OR CHEM 103.

Qualified students should declare a major in electrical engineering (EEG). Students needing more preparation should enroll in the Pre-Engineering Program described in Section 5.

Students whose native language is not English must take the English as a Second Language placement test and must accept enrollment in the appropriate English or English as a Second Language course.

Mechanical Engineering -
Minimum: GPA 2.50
Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering section.

Department Policies -
Grade of C (2.00) or higher must be earned in each engineering course (ME, CEE, EE, EGG) for graduation.
Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering, science, construction management, and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
An overall 2.3 GPA and 2.5 GPA in engineering courses is required for probation, transfer, and graduation.
Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
Students must be admitted to advanced standing prior to registering for upper-division courses in the College of Engineering.
All mechanical engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline Specific Mechanical Engineering Examination as a graduation requirement.

More information is available athttp://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2840.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Requirements for International Applicants: The university is authorized by U.S. Department of Homeland Security to admit international students on F-1 student visas. International students are subject to additional requirements that are established by the university and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as outlined below:

1. Proof of English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide official proof of English proficiency to the Office of Admissions in one or more of the following ways:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 173 on the computer based exam (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 193) or a score of 61 on the iBT version (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 80 and the School of Nursing requires 100).

• UNLV institutional Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) score of 76 percent (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 81 percent).

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS " must be academic version) with a minimum overall band of 6 with no band below 5.5 (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires a minimum overall band of 6.5 with no band below 5.5).

• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE - must be academic version) with an overall score of 44 (The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires an overall score of 53 and the School of Nursing requires an overall score of 68).

• Equivalent scores on other selected English proficiency exams approved by the Office of Admission.

• Completed course work in Freshman Composition equivalent to UNLV’s English 101 (grade of C or better).
(The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration does not accept this form of English proficiency.)

• Applicants who are from the following nations are exempt from TOEFL:
Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, Irish Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitt & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, North Ireland), U.S. Virgin Islands.

• The Office of Admission may waive the test requirements if comptence in the English language is clearly evident.

Applicants who do not meet the proficiency requirements stated above may be admitted to the English Language Center (ELC) for appropriate course work prior to being admitted to an academic major. The ELC admits students with an intermediate level of English competence as evidenced by scores on approved tests of English language proficiency as well as transfer work from other institutions. Students may be conditionally admitted into the college of their choice, with matriculation in that college contingent upon satisfactory completion of the ESL program in the ELC.

1. Certification of Finances: Before the university may issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20), the Office of Admissions must receive a Confidential Financial Certification form indicating that the student has ready access to sufficient financial resources to fully meet all institutional and personal expenses while studying in the United States. The certification must be accompanied by a bank letter that has been signed and/or stamped by a bank official. Visit the Office of Admissions website at www.unlv.edu/admissions/confidential-financial-certifications for current information and to access the form.

2. Health Insurance: All UNLV F-1 visa international students are required to purchase UNLV student medical health insurance regardless of other health insurance policies they may have. The requirement to purchase the UNLV student health insurance cannot be waived. International students are automatically charged health insurance premium fees when they register for classes. Optional dental coverage and vision insurance may also be purchased.

The Office of Admissions will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/SEVIS record) to undergraduate international students who have provided the required certification of finances and who are admitted to a degree-seeking program. An I-20 cannot be issued for online degree program nor for a certificate program
More information is available at: http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=6&navoid=530

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements are the same as a Resident Student.

The regulations pertaining to Nevada residency for tuition purposes are established by the Board of Regents. Each applicant claiming legal residency in Nevada must submit a residency application and the supporting documentation along with their admission application. Current enrollees or graduates of a Nevada high school are exempt from this requirement. The residency application forms can be obtained from the university website (www.unlv.edu/admissions/residency) or from the Office of the Registrar.

Regulations for Determining Residency for Tuition

The Office of the Registrar has been delegated responsibility for the determination of residence status for tuition purposes for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas respectively.

Information and application forms can be found online (www.unlv.edu) or can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The following regulations are Nevada Board of Regents’ policy for all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. These regulations are subject to change and changes become effective immediately upon Board of Regents’ adoption.

More information on Tuition and Residency can be found at http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2833

Residency Requirements

Regulations for Determining Residency for Tuition

The Office of the Registrar has been delegated responsibility for the determination of residence status for tuition purposes for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas respectively.

Information and application forms can be found online (www.unlv.edu) or can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The following regulations are Nevada Board of Regents’ policy for all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. These regulations are subject to change and changes become effective immediately upon Board of Regents’ adoption.

Each student claiming legal residence in Nevada must submit a residency application with all supporting documents to the Office of the Admissions or the Enrollment Services Center no later than the date indicated on the academic calendar available on the UNLV website. Current enrollees or graduates of a Nevada high school are exempt from this requirement.

More detailed information can be found online http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2833.



Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Students: Except for in-state transfer students as described in the section “In-State Transfer Students,” admission to a four-year degree program is granted to domestic and international applicants transferring from another regionally-accredited college or university provided that 24 transferable semester credits have been completed and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 has been achieved. The applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to the educational institution last attended (i.e., the applicant cannot be on academic or behavioral suspension).

Applicants who have attempted 23 or fewer college credits after high school graduation are subject to the high school admission requirements. The high school record must meet the minimum grade point average or other requirements as indicated in the “High School Students” section.

In-State Transfer Students: Applicants wishing to transfer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from another institution within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) must apply for admission to UNLV through the Office of Admissions and must fulfill the same requirements as those applicants who are not enrolled within the NSHE system. Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or Associate of Business degree from an NSHE institution with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher will be automatically admissible upon application to the university.

Transfer applicants denied regular admission may also enroll as non-degree seeking students. These students will be eligible for admission when the combination of their UNLV grade point average and the cumulative average of all other college or university-level course work meets the university’s minimum transfer admission GPA requirement of 2.5.

Upon reaching the transfer admission requirements, these non-degree seeking students who were previously denied must submit a new application and fee in order to be reconsidered for admission.
Refer to: http://catalog.unlv.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=2830

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 147
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 42