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Virginia Commonwealth University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applicants to the School of Engineering are required to submit at least 20 high school units, with the following minimum distribution of subjects: four units in English; three units in mathematics, one of which must be algebra I and one of which must be geometry or algebra II; three units in science, one of which must be a laboratory science; and three units of history or social sciences or government. A rigorous high school program is recommended.

Recommended academic background of applicants is as follows: GPA: 3.3 minimum (unweighted) SAT: 1140 minimum, Class rank: top quarter. A personal interview and/or letters of recommendation from teachers might be required at the discretion of the faculty.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applicants to the School of Engineering are required to submit at least 20 high school units, with the following minimum distribution of subjects: four units in English; three units in mathematics, one of which must be algebra I and one of which must be geometry or algebra II; three units in science, one of which must be a laboratory science; and three units of history or social sciences or government. A rigorous high school program is recommended.

Recommended academic background of applicants is as follows: GPA: 3.3 minimum (unweighted) SAT: 1140 minimum, Class rank: top quarter. A personal interview and/or letters of recommendation from teachers might be required at the discretion of the faculty.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants to the School of Engineering must have graduated from a secondary school or the equivalent (lyceum, senior middle school, university preparatory school, completion of GCSE exams, Standard 12 graduation, etc.), which normally consists of at least 12 years beyond kindergarten. The secondary education should be of the type that would prepare one for entrance to a recognized university in one’s home country. VCU also requires applicants to have completed the following academic units by the final year of the high-school curriculum: mathematics, natural science, history or social science, and English or foreign language.
It is recommended that applicants have a GPA of at least 3.3 (unweighted). A personal interview and/or letters of recommendation from teachers might be required at the discretion of the faculty. A Visa is required upon admission. A TOEFL exam is required of all students if they have not taken one. They must have a score of 550 or better on the paper/pencil exam, or a computer based score of 213 or better, or an IBT (Internet Based Testing) score of at least 79. If a student submits the minimum allowable TOEFL score with their application, the English Language Program is not required. ELP is required for all who do not have the TOFEL score when they apply to the school.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Applicants to the School of Engineering are required to submit at least 20 high school units, with the following minimum distribution of subjects: four units in English; three units in mathematics, one of which must be algebra I and one of which must be geometry or algebra II; three units in science, one of which must be a laboratory science; and three units of history or social sciences or government. A rigorous high school program is recommended.

Recommended academic background of applicants is as follows: GPA: 3.3 minimum (unweighted) SAT: 1140 minimum, Class rank: top quarter. A personal interview and/or letters of recommendation from teachers might be required at the discretion of the faculty.

Residency Requirements

Residency requirements are similar for all incoming students. Generally students are considered non-residents unless they can prove in-state domicile for no less than one year immediately preceding the first day of class attendance.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students should have a strong background in mathematics and sciences and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 67
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 15