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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Information about the undergraduate admission process and application forms are available from the Office of Admissions or online at Applicants to the university must present satisfactory evidence of good character.

First-year applicants graduating from high school prior to 1995 must meet the requirements in effect for their graduation year. A degree-seeking applicant applying directly from high school or with fewer than 14 semester credits of transfer credit must meet the criteria listed in the catalog.

Applicants who have been enrolled in other colleges or universities accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies, such as the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, and who have satisfactorily accumulated 14 or more transferable credits after high school graduation may be admitted with advance standing as transfer students.

Additional information is available in the catalog.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A statement of undergraduate and graduate admission requirements is included in the admissions portion of the UI catalog. A student may be admitted with less than the requirements listed, but the deficiency must be made up before he or she can progress very far in a college of engineering course of study.

Students who contemplate entering the College of Engineering with advanced standing from other institutions should complete as many of the freshman and sophomore requirements listed in the curricula as possible. Calculus, chemistry and physics and the various introductory engineering courses are prerequisites to many advanced courses, and their omission may delay graduation.

Students from out-of-state institutions who wish to transfer to a degree program offered by the College of Engineering are invited to apply. Those who's cumulative GPA is below 2.8 for all previous college-level courses, including any courses taken at UI, may be admitted on approval of the College of Engineering Admissions Committee

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 in the internet based test. Subtitutions/alternate proofs of English competency are listed in the catalog and on the website at

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for resident students

Residency Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits in UI courses. No credits awarded for independent study, bypassed courses, credit by examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or experiential learning can be counted among these 30 UI credits. Study abroad and student exchange credits may be counted toward this requirement with prior approval by the student's academic department and dean.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring from out-of-state schools into the College of Engineering must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80.

Transfer applicants who do not qualify for regular admission may seek provisional acceptance by applying to the UI Admissions Committee (see catalog for further information).