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University of Massachusetts Amherst - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Fall applications for freshmen may be submitted after Sept. 1 of student's senior year in high school. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75 for Massachusetts residents, $75 for nonresidents, and $75 for foreign students. Applications must be received and completed (including SATs or ACTs, fee, essay, transcript, and related documents) no later than Jan. 15th for fall semester and Oct.1st for spring. Early action for Fall semester must be received and completed by November 1st.

All students submit applications for admission to engineering to the University Admissions Office where they are evaluated using criteria set by the College of Engineering. Qualified, incoming first-year students are accepted to the University with a major of “Engineering” (no specific discipline). Students who do not meet the criteria for admission to the College of Engineering as an incoming first-year student may be admitted to the University as an “undeclared” student.
Admission criteria for fall 2012 applicants (class entering fall 2013) were:
•SAT scores: 600+ math minimum; verbal 550+ minimum;
•SAT combined math plus verbal: 1200 total minimum;
•High School Grade Point Average minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (grades point average is weighted for honors and AP courses and re-calculated using only core subjects)
•Courses taken in chemistry, physics, algebra I and II, geometry and pre-calculus.

Some students who do not meet these criteria are evaluated on an individual basis by the Director of Recruitment and Transfer Affairs and/or Assistant Dean in conjunction with the University Admissions Office and may be admitted if the applicant shows potential for success in engineering, and there is space available in the class.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL - minimum of 550, Computerized TOEFL - minimum of 213, internet version - minimum of 80.

Residency Requirements

Students must complete at least 45 graduation credits while at residence at the University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A transfer student is a high school graduate or GED recipient who has enrolled as a full-time degree student or who has attempted 12 or more credits of college study and is applying to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. The University requires that at least 45 academic credits be obtained in residence, with a maximum of 75 credits transferred. Transfer students enter the College from other Universities, the Commonwealth Community College System, other colleges within the University of Massachusetts, and as “post-graduates.” In all cases, there are established procedures for evaluating transfer credits, which are coordinated by the College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Advising.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 40
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 23