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Stevens Institute of Technology - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A requirement for all acceptances into the Office of Graduate Admissions is the possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from a foreign institution. Exceptions are granted to eligible Stevens undergraduates who have maintained an appropriate grade point average and have elected to participate in the Deferred Graduate Credit or Dual Degree Programs. Stevens undergraduates must submit an approved Study Plan signed by the appropriate faculty member in the department and must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

After admissions application material is submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions, accompanied by an application fee of $60, representatives from the appropriate academic department will review the material. A complete application includes official transcripts of your complete scholastic record (both undergraduate and graduate) and two letter of recommendation forms. International applicants must also include a Financial Verification Form and results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable paper-based TOEFL score is 537. The minimum acceptable computer-based TOEFL score is internet-based score of 74 or higher. However, TOEFL may be waived if other acceptable evidence of English proficiency is provided.

Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria: undergraduate class standing (upper third is desirable); performance in major field; grade-point average; professional experience, where appropriate; and, for some programs, performance on standardized examinations. GRE or GMAT scores are required for financial support.

An English examination is administered to all international students before the first registration. If English proficiency is deemed inadequate, a course in English as a Second Language is required.

Newly-admitted students can meet with an advisor and complete a plan of study before the student can enroll for courses. Courses not included in your Study Plan may not count toward your degree. Continuing students will receive course registration information online each semester. Most students now enroll online via Web for Students. A late fee will be charged for enrollment after the enrollment deadline.

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A student who wishes to change to a different department after an initial acceptance is treated as a new student applying for admission. A program change form must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions, and the student's file is then sent to the new department for a separate admission decision. The student completes a new study plan and registers as a new student. Credits for courses already taken are handled as if the student were transferring from another institution. Acceptance of such credits is entirely at the discretion of the department and must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Students who have not enrolled for less than two years and are requesting readmission to the same department/program, need to meet with their advisor or department director and complete a new study plan and submit this study plan to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who have not enrolled for less than two years and are requesting readmission to a different department or program need to submit a program change form to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The student's file will be reviewed and a decision letter will be sent to the student. Students who have not enrolled for more than two years need to reapply.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the admissions material required of all applicants, foreign students must submit two tests, one is the GRE and the other is the TOEFL or similar test of english language.

Residency Requirements

A student transferring into a master's program may transfer up to 3 courses or 12 credits. A Ph.D candidate can transfer up to 30 credits.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Requirements are no different than for first time graduate students.