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The University of Texas at Arlington - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Entering students: (1) must meet University entrance requirements, (2) must have completed at least the prerequisites necessary to enroll in Calculus I (Math 1426) and General Technical Physics (PHYS 1443), (3) present an SAT score of 1200 or higher or a composite ACT score of 27 or higher. Credentials for students who do not qualify for automatic admission are reviewed and considered on individual merits.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Entering Freshmen are advised by the University College, transitioning to their desired department upon successful completion of departmental requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All prospective students from countries other than the United States who are not immigrants and have not been granted permanent residency must submit: 1) an International Student Application, 2) official transcripts of all previous academic work, 3) standardized test scores when required, 4) the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 5) evidence of sufficient financial support while studying in this country, if on an F-1 (student) visa and 6) the application processing fee of U.S. $90, which is not refundable.

Residency Requirements

Each candidate for a degree must complete and receive credit in residence for: (a) 25% of the semester credit hours required for a degree, (b) at least 24 of the last 30 semester hours required for a bachelor's degree, (c) at least 18 semester hours of advanced (3000/4000 level) coursework, to include 12 hours of advanced courses in the major subject; successful completion of a course of study prescribed by the major department, including a minimum of 36 advanced hours; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C average), in addition to a 2.0 in the major; no more than 30 of the semester hours required for any degree may be completed by correspondence and/or extension.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students include those from other units within U.T. Arlington as well as those from other educational institutions. Transfer students from outside U.T. Arlington must furnish an official transcript to the Dean of Engineering and/or department to which they are applying to permit an evaluation of all college level work completed. Transfer students with less than 30 hours of transferable credit are admitted under the criteria for students entering directly from high school (as stated above). Transfer students with 30 hours or more of transferable credit must meet the following requirements: (1) must meet University admission requirements, (2) must have completed at least the prerequisites necessary to enroll in Calculus I (Math 1426) and General Technical Physics (PHYS 1443), and must have the following additional requirements: 1) Have a three-calculation GPA of 3.0 or above (*see note below), calculated on transfer credits which include at least 15 hours of math, science and engineering courses applicable to the degree they are seeking; 2) Comply with the C-grade rule [A grade of D in a freshman or sophomore course indicates unsatisfactory preparation for further engineering education. Any such course in which a D or lower is received must be repeated before enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. This requirement is subject to the Three-Attempt Rule. A student unable to raise his/her grade to at least a C in a freshman or sophomore course within three enrollments (attempts) shall be required to change his/her major to a field outside of the College of Engineering.] Consequently, the student must be prepared to repeat any such courses until a grade of C or higher is obtained prior to enrolling in any course for which such courses are a prerequisite. *NOTE: The College of Engineering uses three GPA calculations to evaluate students for admission and continuation. These calculations employ only the grades received in courses that are applicable to the engineering degree being sought. Any references to a particular three-calculation GPA requirement mean that the student's GPA must meet or exceed the requirement in each of the following three catagories: a) all courses, b) all math, science, and engineering (MSE) courses, and c) all courses, if any, taken in the major subject.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 616
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 177