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University of North Carolina at Charlotte - 2017

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program, completed application form accompanied by a $75 fee, two official transcripts of all academic work beyond high school, acceptable scores on GRE, three letters of recommendation, and a written Statement of Purpose.

Any applicant whose native language is not English, and/or who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S., should submit official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores. To be considered official, the scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to UNC Charlotte. Scores older than two (2) years will not be accepted. Minimum scores: TOEFL: 83 for the internet-based test or 557 for the paper-based test. IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5. MELAB: 78.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Evidence of satisfactory undergraduate preparation in engineering (preferably in the same field in which they wish to pursue graduate study). Exception may be made with undergraduate degrees in fields other than engineering but removal of deficiencies will be required.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

A bachelor's degree from an accredited university; written application with $75 fee; satisfactory GPA; official copies of all transcripts; official scores on Test of English as a Foreign Language or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); a TOEFL score of at least 557 (paper-based) or 83 (Internet-based); and a certificate of financial responsibility.

Minimum scores:
TOEFL: 87 for the internet-based test or 557 for the paper-based test.
IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5.

Additional requirements for foreign students: Immigration Status Form and the Statment of Financial Responsibility and Affidavit of Financial Support.

Residency Requirements

A student may satisfy the residency requirement by completing 18 hours, either course work or research credits, by study-in-residence during the academic year and during the summer terms, as long as the study is continuous. Study-in-residence is deemed to be continuous if the student is enrolled in one or more courses (including research/dissertation credit) in successive semesters until 18 hours of credit are earned.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Generally, no more than 6 semester hours of transfer credit from an ABET-accredited engineering institution are accepted toward a graduate degree. All other work must be in-residence credit. All work offered for the master's degree, including accepted transfer credit, must be completed within a six-year period. All work for the Ph.D. degree must be completed within an eight-year period.