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Northwestern University - 2017

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Candidates for admission should demonstrate a level of performance in curricular and extracurricular areas that indicates they will be able to compete successfully in a competitive academic environment.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

At the time of admission to the institution.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students


Residency Requirements

For a bachelor’s degree, Northwestern requires that students enrolling as a transfer student complete a minimum of 6 quarters and 23 units earned at Northwestern University, in addition to the degree requirements established by each school and regardless of the amount of college course work completed elsewhere.

Northwestern uses a course definition in which each course equals one unit of credit. The full-time course load consists of four units per quarter or 12 units per academic year. Between 45 and 48 units are required for graduation, depending on the Northwestern undergraduate school

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students may be considered for admission as a transfer from another college or university provided they have completed one full year of university studies by the application deadline, are in good standing at their postsecondary institution, and have maintained at least a B average in rigorous academic courses.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 6
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 21