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Cedarville University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students who excel in science and mathematics, enjoy solving real-life problems, and wish to serve others have the highest potential for careers in engineering and computer science. Entering students are required to have an ACT composite score of at least 22 (or an SAT of at least 1030) in order to declare a major in the department. We have also determined that incoming engineering students should present an ACT Math subscore greater than 24 or an SAT Math sub-score greater than 590 to be successful in engineering. To assist the incoming students who desire an engineering major but do not meet our identified math scores to succeed, such students will be identified as “Engineering” students for the first year rather than by one of the specific engineering degree programs. Students identified as “Engineering” students will receive closer academic monitoring during their first year and will be permitted to declare a specific engineering program major after successfully completing both Calculus I (MATH-1710) and Digital Logic Design (EGCP-1010) at Cedarville with a minimum grade of ‘C’. We strongly encourage all students interested in engineering to read “Engineering: Is it a four- or five-year degree program?,” which outlines the importance of being ready to enter Calculus I at the start of our engineering programs as well as some options to help prepare for calculus. To prepare for engineering or computer science, high school students should take a college preparatory curriculum that includes: • four units of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and advanced mathematics or precalculus) • four units of science (physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics) • two units of the same foreign language Experience with spreadsheets and word processors is helpful, but not required for entry.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Engineering students must demonstrate proficiency in certain lower-level courses to advance into upper-level 3000- and 4000-level courses. Therefore, all students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 by the end of their sophomore year. In addition, each engineering program has its own retention requirements as follows. Computer Engineering (CpE) To advance into the junior year, CpE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering and computer science courses: CS-1210, 1220, 2210, EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2010, and EGME-1810 and 2570. In addition, CpE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: MATH-1710, 1720, 2510, 2740 and MATH-3110, and PHYS-2110 and 2120. Electrical Engineering (EE) To advance into the junior year, EE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2010, 2110, and EGME1810, 2570. In addition, EE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: CS-1210, CS-1220, MATH1710, 1720, 2710, 2740, and PHYS-2110 and 2120. Mechanical Engineering (ME) To advance into the junior year, ME majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2050, and EGME-1810, 2050, 2530, and 2630. In addition, ME majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: MATH-1710, 1720, 2710, and 2740, and PHYS-2110 and 2120.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All international applicants are required to submit one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT scores. Cedarville’s institution code for the TOEFL /SAT is 1151 and for the ACT is 3245. The test must have been taken within the last five years. Test scores may be waived for applicants who have completed an entire baccalaureate program in a U.S. college or university. International applicants coming from countries in which English is not the native language will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test (IELTS). All international applicants must submit official results from either TOEFL or IELTS. The required score on the TOEFL is an Internet-based score of 80. The required score on the IELTS is a 6.5. To satisfy United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements for F-1 visa status, Cedarville University is required by law to verify the financial resources of each international applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 for F-1 visa applicants or Form DS-2019 for J-1 visa applicants). In addition to completing application for admission materials to Cedarville University, accepted students must also submit the Affidavit of Financial Support form (with supporting bank documents). Prior to final enrollment, international students must deposit funds to cover one semester’s worth of expenses at the University in U.S. currency. University expenses include tuition, room, board, and variable costs.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. Evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 2. A consistent Christian lifestyle as confirmed by a church leader. 3. A 3.0 unweighted, cumulative grade point average in college-preparatory course work through the end of the most recent term prior to enrollment. 4. ACT or SAT test scores (22 ACT composite: 21 English, 19 Math, 20 Reading, 20 Science; 1020 SAT combined: 500 Critical Reading, 500 Math).