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Western Carolina University - 2016

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Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

Competitive coursework:

Whether first-year applicants are enrolled in public, private or home school; North Carolina or out-of-state school systems; or high school equivalency programs, they must earn a high school diploma or its equivalent and satisfy the Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) as established by the UNC Board of Governors:

- Four units of English
- Two units of social studies (one in U.S. history)
- Four units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, geometry and an advanced unit of mathematics beyond algebra II)
- Three units of science (life science, physical science and a laboratory course)
- Two units of one language other than English

Competitive grades and class rank (if applicable):

WCU assesses the academic performance in the classroom of first-year applicants using as much information as is available, including:

- Weighted and unweighted GPA
- Grades in core subjects
- Grades as compared with classmates at your school (i.e., class rank and class profile information)
- Most recent grades
-Performance in honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other competitive high school courses
- Performance in early or middle college courses or other college dual-enrollment courses (Note: College transcripts should be sent at the time of application for any coursework already completed, and a final official transcript for all coursework attempted is required.)
- Competitive SAT I or ACT scores:

First-year applicants (including early college applicants and other high school students with dual enrollment or advanced standing credits) must submit either the SAT I (which includes the writing component) or the ACT with the writing component.

Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Admission to College is admission to ET Department.

Residency Requirements

Undergraduates who have attempted college courses in a regular term after completion of high school and who have earned less than 30 hours of transferrable credit to WCU prior to their initial term of enrollment at WCU are subject to a one academic year (two fall or spring semesters) requirement to live in the residence halls.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Competitive high school coursework or its equivalent:

You must document that you have fulfilled the high school Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) as established by the UNC Board of Governors unless you meet one of the following conditions:

- You are at least 24 years old
- You have earned an associate of arts, associate of science, associate of fine arts or bachelor’s degree
- You have completed the 44-hour general education core at a North Carolina community college
- You have earned credit for at least six semester hours of courses with grades of C or better in each of the following areas: English, mathematics, science, social science and foreign language
- Whether transfer applicants attended public, private or home school; North Carolina or out-of-state high school; or high school equivalency programs, they must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent and have satisfied the Minimum Course Requirements (or qualify for an exemption) as established by the UNC Board of Governors:

- Four units of English
- Two units of social studies (one in U.S. history)
- Four units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, geometry and an advanced unit of mathematics beyond algebra II)
- Three units of science (life science, physical science and a laboratory course)
- Two units of one language other than English

Competitive college performance:

The more credits you earn and the higher your collegiate GPA, the greater likelihood you have of gaining admission to the university.
Completion of a college degree or other recognized body of work such as the 44-hour general education core at a North Carolina community college strengthens an applicant’s record (and may benefit the student in terms of credit policies).

Performance in college courses taken in early or middle college or other high school dual-enrollment courses can affect an admission decision because all undergraduate college work attempted factors into your cumulative higher education GPA.

Good academic and social standing, eligibility to continue at or return to your most recent institution attended, performance in most recent work, and the length of time since college work has been attempted are examples of other factors that weigh into an admission decision.

The cumulative GPA as listed on each college transcript will be the primary GPA used to calculate your higher education GPA. Because colleges vary in repeat policies, grading systems, whether developmental course grades are included within the GPA calculation, etc., such differences will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Number of Transfer Students from:

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