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Northern Illinois University - 2016

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Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

All incoming freshman students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
1. A formal application.
2. An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed.
3. An official ACT assessment or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score report. The ACT code for NIU is 1102. The SAT code for NIU is 1559.
4. An official transcript from each college attended.

Applicants must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or be in the top half of their class
OR
Applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060 and a 2.5 GPA or be in the top two thirds of their class

All transfer students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
A transfer student must have completed 24 transferable credit hours of college course work before applying in order to not also meet freshman admissions requirements.
1. A formal application.
2. An official transcript from each college attended.

Must be in good standing at the last college attended
2.0 GPA (with 60+ credit hours of transferrable credit)
Meet Competitive GPA, currently 2.5 (less than 60 hours)


Applicants who rank in the upper half of their graduating class must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 OR applicants who do not rank in the upper half of their class but who rank in the upper two thirds of their graduating class must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Students intending to major in technology are directly admitted to those programs upon their admission to the university.

Some Technology Programs require additional admission requirements:

Emphasis 5. Applied Manufacturing Technology
This area of study is limited to transfer students with an Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in a recognized technical area. With the approval of the NIU Department of Technology adviser and chair, up to 43 hours of proficiency credit, which includes up to 9 hours of upper-level credit, can be used towards the 120-semester hour total and 40-semester-hour upper-level university graduation requirements.

Students in this emphasis are exempt from the 30-semester-hour university residence requirement. All students in this emphasis must obtain a grade of C or better in MATH 155 and all majors must meet NIU's requirements for general education (29-41 hours).

Special Technical Study (23)
This area of study is limited to transfer students with an Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in a recognized field of industrial technology. Up to 23 semester hours of credit from the A.A.S. degree may be applied to this area of study with the consent of the departmental adviser and department chair. Students in this area of study are exempt from the 30 semester hour university residence requirement.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International undergraduate students are asked to submit the following materials for admission to NIU: Official school records from all schools attended (with official English translation), all official test scores (including TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and/or ACT), admissions application, and an application fee. Note: the ACT or SAT is not required for international freshman applicants from foreign high schools. The ACT or SAT is required for international freshman applicants from U.S. high schools. F-1 and J-1 students must also submit proof of financial ability in order to receive their immigration documents.

Fall semester deadlines are May 1 for students living outside the United States and June 15 for students living in the United States. Spring semester deadlines are Oct. 1 for students living outside the United States and Nov. 15 for students living in the United States.

Overseas students must hold valid visas for the time they plan to study in the U.S. The International Student and Faculty Office reviews admission credentials for all incoming overseas undergraduates.

For more details, visit this website: http://www.niu.edu/isfo

Residency Requirements

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must earn at least 30 semester hours of credit in course work after having earned 80 semester hours.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To maintain the quality of academic programs, the number of transfer students admitted each semester will be determined by the level of university resources available.

Transfer applicants must submit the following:
A formal application for admission
An official high school transcript (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit a high school transcript)
An official transcript from each college attended (sent by each college to the Office of Admissions)
An official ACT or SAT score report sent directly to NIU by the testing company (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit an office ACT/SAT score report).

Note: The number of Transfer Students was included in the totals for Engineering.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 23
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 6