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Alfred University, NY State College of Ceramics - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

In reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee considers the following factors most important: rigor of high school curriculum, grades, extra-curricular involvement, recommendations and standardized test results of the ACT or SAT I. Since Alfred University seeks a student body of diverse social and economic background, students of all races and religions are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

4 units of English; 4 units of college preparatory mathematics preferred (algebra I and II, geometry, pre-calculus: 2 units of laboratory science, including chemistry and physics; 2-3 units of social studies and history. The remainder of the 16 academic units should be earned within the fields, computer science or a foreign language.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Alfred University welcomes applications from qualified international students. The procedures listed below are necessarily strict in order to protect the University's visa-granting privileges. All international students (degree candidates and special students) must conform to the procedures and deadlines.

An international student wishing to matriculate during the fall semester must complete an application for admission no later than June 15. This includes:
- The Alfred University International Student Application
- Declaration and Certification of Finances
- Summary of Educaitonal Experiences by years

A completed application must be accompanied by a $50 application fee in US currency and the following items:

- Official or officially certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary records. Certified copies of diplomas or certificates should also be submittted. All records from non-English speaking countries must be officially translated into English and submitted with certified copies of the original documents.
- At least one letter of recommendation from the last academic institution attended, discussing the applicant's ability to succeed in the specific Alfred University program to which he/she is applying.
- Results from the Test of English as a foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not the official language in the applicant's country. These results must be official and sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Applicants from English speaking countries are required to submit results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I). General Certificate of Education (GCE) "0" or "A" level results in English and mathematics may be submitted in lieu of the SAT I or TOEFL.
- A certified or notarized bank statement showing proof there are sufficent funds available for the applicant's education at Alfred University for one year. This must accompany the Declaration and Certification of Finances and the Health Form.

When Alfred University has received all required documents, the applicant's folder will be considered complete. Only then will action be taken on the application. All applications must be completed by June 15 to be considered for fall semester entry for the coming academic year.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students are required to complete one year (first transfer year) in residence. In addition, anyone in poor academic standing is required to stay in on-campus housing. Exceptions are: married students; students 23 years or over; students living with parents or legal guardian and commuting from home; veterans. Requests for release from residency requirement must be submitted in writing to the Office of Residence Life. Transfer students who have spent four or more semesters in residence halls at another college or university are exempt from Residency Requirements.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer credits must be from an accredited college or university with cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be in good social standing at the previous institution.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 2
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 5