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West Virginia University - 2016

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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The College admits freshman students into an engineering or computer science track major based on high school GPA (unweighted 4.0 scale), of 3.0 and ACT MATH of 28 and Composite of 24 or SAT Math of 630 and a total of (math & verbal) of 1110. Freshman students admitted as engineering or computer science track majors are calculus ready and eligible to enroll in freshman engineering design classes, which require first semester calculus as a co-requisite.
Freshman students wanting to pursue a degree in engineering who are not calculus eligible can be admitted into the College as general engineering or pre-engineerings students based on high school GPA, and ACT/SAT math and composite/total scores. These students are admitted based on a high school GPA (unweighted scale) of 2.5 and ACT Math of 25 and Composite of 22 or SAT Math 570 and SAT Total (math & verbal) of 1030. Pre-engineering are admitted based on a high school GPA (unweighted scale) of 2.5 and ACT Math of 18 and Composite of 21 or SAT Math 480 and SAT Total (math & verbal) of 990. These students are not eligible to take the freshman engineering design class until their mathematics courses are successfully completed and they qualify for calculus.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Freshmen students are transferred from the freshman engineering program into a discipline major after they complete 4 credit hours of Calculus I with a grade of "C" or better, 4 credit hours of inorganic chemistry with laboratory, 1 credit hour of freshman orientation, 5 credit hours of freshman engineering course work, 3 credit hours of English with a GPA of 2.25 and have an overall GPA that is at least 2.0. Engineering students not meeting requirements to transfer to a discipline major by the end of their 3rd semester in the college are transferred out of the college into University General Studies. General Engineering students are permitted 4 semesters to complete the requirements for admission to a major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL is required. IELTS SCORE 6.5 minimum.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements are the same for Resident Students.

Residency Requirements

Students transferring from schools in the W. Va. system, must complete either 30 hours of work at WVU or at least 36 hours at WVU of which 16 of the last 32 hours are on campus. Others must complete a total of 90 hours or at least the last 30 hours of work in residence at WVU. Students may be required to earn up to 15 hours in their major field.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring into the college must have a grade point average of at least 2.5, have completed at least one semester of college work and present evidence that they have met the prerequisites to enroll in Math 155 (Calculus). Official transcripts and admission application must be received by August 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.