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University of Saint Thomas - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to undergraduate programs in the School of Engineering is the same process as for all students entering and ultimately declaring a major at the University of St. Thomas. Students enter the University indicating an interest in Engineering and are assigned an advisor from the School of Engineering to assist them with course selection and eventually major declaration. Aside from maintaining good academic standing, students are not restricted entrance to the School of Engineering.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

It is recommended that after a student has completed 48 semester credits, the student should declare a major with the consultation of his/her advisor. Other than maintaining a record of good academic standing, there is no restriction on enrollments in any of the Engineering programs.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The University of St. Thomas welcomes applications from prospective international students.

In addition to the Application for Admission, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all students for whom English is not their native language. The minimum acceptable score for this examination is 550 for the paper/pencil test or 213 for the computer-based test. The TOEFL Bulletin and registration form locally should write well in advance to: TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08540-6151, U.S.A.

In lieu of the TOEFL test score, completion of Level 112 at any ELS Language Center facility will satisfy the English language requirement for admission. For more information on the ELS Language Center at St. Thomas, please contact the Center Director, ELS Language Center, University of St. Thomas, Mail# CHC 203, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

All international students must verity that they have sufficient funds to cover all educational costs for the first year of study and to provide evidence that funds will be available for the duration of the degree.

The University of St. Thomas has very limited funds for scholarships for international students and awards only a few partial tuition grants to incoming students. Selection is based on outstanding merit and need. To qualify for consideration for the following academic year, students must apply to the University of St. Thomas and have submitted an International Student Scholarship Application no later than April 1.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Director, International Admissions, International Education Center, University of St. Thomas #44c-1, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-1096, or

Residency Requirements

The University of St Thomas is a private institution and therefore has no residency requirements.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to following the general application procedures, students wishing to transfer from another college should have official transcripts of their high school and college work sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. Previous college work and other academic information will be reviewed in the admission decision. A minimum GPA of 2.3 (4.0 scale) is required in transferable previous college work to be considered for admission. All transferable coursework, regardless of grade, is considered when calculating the GPA used to determine admission. Only coursework in which the student earned a grade of C- or hgiher will be recognized for credit at St. Thomas.

Note: Once a student has matriculated, all coursework taken at St. Thomas or at another institution, regardless of grade, will be included in the student's transcript and will be considered when calculating the GPA.

Besides fulfilling the core curriculum requirements, transfer students must maintain a GPA of 2.00 in courses taken at St. Thomas and must successfully complete 32 of their last 36 credits at the university.

The deadline for application for the fall semester is Aug. 1. Applications for the spring semester must be received by Jan. 1.

In order to stay within enrollment goals, the university reserves the right to adjust published application and standing depostit deadlines when necessary.

Students interested in transferring to the university should request a copy of the brochure, Transfer Student Guidebook, from the Office of Admissions.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 35
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 11