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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admissions Application
$65 application fee.
High school transcript, SAT or ACT
Any transcripts from other colleges attended
If applicable, any Advanced Placement scores.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

ENGLISH - Four units. Including one unit each in composition and literature.

SOCIAL STUDIES/ART/HUMANITIES - Three units in any combination of social studies, arts, and humanities are required.

WORLD LANGUAGE - Two units in a single world language other than English are required. However, a student may be admitted with fewer than two units in a world language other than English, but must correct this deficiency by the time s/he earns graduates from Penn State. This deficiency may be corrected by passing one three-or four-credit college level world language course or by demonstrating proficiency equivalent to two units of high school world language study.

Either a third unit in the same language or an additional unit in a second world language other than English is recommended.
American Sign Language can be used to satisfy the World Language requirement.

SCIENCE - Three units, required for all majors. Preparation in chemistry and physics is recommended but not required.

MATH - Three units are required, selected from any combination of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Also required by the School of Engineering, School of Business and School of Science: one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission decisions are based on the following:
Academic Records:
Secondary School Records
Post -Secondary School Records
English Language Proficiency
Standardized Tests (SAT or ACT)
Special Program Requirements
An international applicant must certify that sufficient resources are available to cover expenses for the first calendar year at Penn State Behrend.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A student shall be classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if that student has a Pennsylvania domicile. A domicile is a person's existing and intended fixed, permanent and principal place of residence. A student whose presence in the Commonwealth is primarily for educational purposes shall be presumed to be a non-Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. High school diploma or the equivalent and completion of the high school requirements listed earlier.
2. A cumulative collegiate grade-point average of 2.0 (higher for some majors).
3. Good standing at institutions previously attended.