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The Ohio State University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College of Engineering undergraduate program is the dual responsibility of the College and the Office of Admissions, which has the final authority for making admission decisions. Ohio State’s Office of Admissions is the primary resource for the application process and handles direct enrollment for undergraduate students into the College of Engineering. Direct enrollment is competitive. Class rank and strong test scores in math and science are taken into consideration.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to an Engineering department varies by program. Acceptance to an Engineering major is based on the cumulative point-hour ratio and performance in selected prerequisite courses.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission to the university is competitive, emphasizing three primary academic factors:
1. Successful completion of four years of a university preparatory curriculum
2. Performance in high school/secondary school as shown by class rank or grade point average
3. Performance on the ACT or SAT with writing
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Residency Requirements

Residency requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree: Completion of a minimum of thirty semester credit hours through regular course enrollment at this university.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

• Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester credits hours will be considered under the criteria for new students in Engineering.
• Transfer applicants with more than 30 semester credit hours and a GPA at previous institution of 3.0 or higher and credit for a calculus course will be directly enrolled as a pre-major in the program of your choice.
• Transfer applicants who are not eligible to directly enroll in Engineering may enroll in the Science and Technology Exploration Program.
• Students transferring from an Ohio State regional campus or other Ohio State academic college must have a 2.0 GPA and have completed selected prerequisite courses.