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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Freshmen (applied to all freshmen) admitted on the basis of certain requirements as listed below:

A. Secondary school record.
B. The results of the SAT or ACT tests.
C. A recommendation from a high school counselor or principal.
D. A personal interview if possible. (We also recommend a visit to the campus.)

Applicants should have a minimum of 16 credits from an accredited secondary school as follows:

English 4 Years
Mathematics (Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry) 4 Years
Chemistry 1 Year
Physics 1 Year
Social Sciences 2 Years
Elective Subjects 4 Years

Desirable high school electives include Advanced Placement Courses, Calculus, Chemistry II, Physics II or Computer Programming.

Most of our freshmen rank in the top 6% of their high school class, and applicants should rank at least in the top 25%. We will give additional consideration to the applications if the applicants have shown grade improvement from the junior to senior year, especially in math and science courses. We will also consider the intensity of the competition within the school.

We urge applicants to take the ACT or SAT in their junior year or early in their senior year. If they're happy with those scores, and upon their request, we'll give them early decisions on admission.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

A completed International Student Application
SAT-I or ACT results
An official copy of the secondary school record
An official copy of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language"(TOEFL) report, if English is not your native language

Residency Requirements

One Year.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer admission to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dependent upon college work completed. Students interested in transfer should have completed a minimum of a full year of calculus as well as chemistry and calculus-based physics. While the high school record and SAT/ACT test results are of interest, they are not considered as heavily as current college work. To be competitive for transfer, a student should have at least a 3.0 GPA. Specific grades in mathematics and science courses will play a major part in an admission decision.

Applications for transfer admission should be made after the completion of the fall term. The deadline for transfer application is July 15. An admission decision will be made soon after receiving all parts of the application. At a later date, a preliminary credit evaluation will be made. A grade of "C" or higher in a course must be earned for credit to be transferred.

A student should make a final decision about transferring as soon as possible. A enrollment deposit of $50 is required for a student to be officially included in the Rose-Hulman student body.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 6
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 13