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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applicants may apply through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success; the Common Application; QuestBridge; or the Universal College Application.

Early Decision I: Apply by Nov. 1, 2016, with admission notification by Dec. 15, 2016, and matriculation deposit due Dec. 31, 2016

Early Decision II: Apply by Jan. 1, 2017, with admission notification by Feb. 15, 2017, and matriculation deposit due Mar. 1, 2017

Regular Decision: Apply by Jan. 1, 2017, with admission notification by Apr. 1, 2017, and matriculation deposit due May 1, 2017

Admission is based on a combination of academic record, test scores, activities, community involvement, and recommendations. Current costs are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Flexible tuition payment plans offered.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students from other countries are required to complete all the admission requirements of the University. Applicants whose native language is not English are encouraged to present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If an applicant's entire secondary school education has been in English, the TOEFL is not required but it may enhance the possibility of admission. Entering students who are not proficient in English should consider enrolling in an intensive English language program before beginning academic studies, and in some cases, the course may be required.

Residency Requirements


Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students must complete at least 60 hours of work in the School of Engineering. The number of transfer students admitted each year depends upon availability of space in the sophomore and junior classes. Admission of transfer students is competitive, with the primary criterion being academic merit. There is no priority based upon the date of the application, but students who wish to transfer should submit the application form and nonrefundable $50 fee by 15 March for Fall semester admission. Applicants must meet all freshman admission requirements for the school to which application is being made. Applicants must be in good standing at the institution last attended, provide an official secondary school transcript and official transcripts from each college attended. Work presented for transfer must be from an accredited college and is subject to evaluation in light of degree requirements of this University. Work transferred to Vanderbilt from another institution will not carry with it a grade point average. Vanderbilt does not award transfer credit for grades below C-.

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: 13