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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Engineering - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students are admitted directly to the School of Engineering. First year courses are common to all majors and students select the major at end of first year. All majors are available to each student. First year students submit applications to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. First year students who submit an application and required credentials by a priority date of December 1st will receive notification of a decision by Feb 28th. The priority date for transfer applicants is January 15th for fall admission (May 15th notification date). First year and transfer students are normally not admitted for the spring semester. Students who do not submit the application and required credentials by the priority date will be considered on a space available basis.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

There are no specific departmental admissions requirements. Students admitted to the College are free to choose any engineering major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Academic admissions requirements are the same for foreign students and United States citizens and permanent residents. However, foreign students must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and all documents required for issuance of an I-20, Certificate of Eligibility For Non-Immigrant Status, before a decision is made. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79 for the internet-based test.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no special admissions requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students must complete at least 30 credits at Rutgers University including at least 24 credits of School of Engineering courses.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Normally, transfer students are expected to have completed one year of chemistry, calculus, and physics at their previous institution with a cumulative GPA of approximately 3.0 or higher. Exceptions are applicants who are in their first year after high school, and who would have clearly been admissible based on criteria for first year students.