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University of Notre Dame - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All students are admitted to the university and select a program only after the first year is almost completed. However, they do indicate a preference in their application so as to take appropriate courses during the first year. There is open admission to all colleges and programs.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Each student will select a specific program at the end of the first year. There is no separate admission requirement to any degree program offered by the College of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The requirements are the same for all students, except that international students whose first language is not English are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS. A student is exempted from the TOEFL/IELTS exam with a score above a 600 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT exam or a 26 on the ACT English or Reading sections. A minimum score of 100 on the internet-based test or a 7.5 on IELTS is recommended.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

Must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at Notre Dame, and a minimum of 90 credit hours of college coursework after high school, and be enrolled on the main campus for the final semester of a degree program.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Must complete, at minimum, the first-year courses taken by a Notre Dame first-year student with an engineering intent (27 credits minimum), have a strong interest and ability in physics and mathematics and have a B+ average or better.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 52