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University of Idaho - 2017

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

To be considered for graduate admissions students must have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association. If the degree is from a recognized but not regionally accredited institution, the application will be reviewed by the department and by the College of Graduate Studies.
Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree. If your GPA meets the minimum admission requirements, the department of major will determine if your overall academic record and test scores meet department requirements.
Note: If you do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA, your application can be considered for admission if you:
• have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits
• have worked in the program specific profession for 5+ years
• have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department
• write a detailed statement/essay describing your professional experience and potential to succeed academically

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to an engineering department requires admission to the College of Graduate Studies and approval of the department chair.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International applicants are expected to have qualifications equivalent to those required of other graduate students.

Credentials. Official transcripts and/or certified copies of the certificate, diploma, or government examination report received on completion of any college or university course work must be delivered directly to the Graduate Admissions Office in a sealed envelope. The credentials must be translated into English if written in a foreign language.

English Language Proficiency. UI requires all applicants whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. UI bases its minimum English language proficiency requirements of the TOEFL and requires a minimum score of 550/79 or its equivalent. See catalog for more details.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students

Residency Requirements

Graduate students are subject to the same residency requirements as undergraduates.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are subject to the same UI admissions requirements as non-transfer students and are subject to all College of Graduate Studies rules and regulations.

The combined total of transfer credits, correspondence credits, non-degree credits, credits moved from an undergraduate transcript that were not used toward an undergraduate degree and approved credits more than eight years old at the time the degree is awarded shall not exceed 12 credits for master's programs requiring 36 credits or less, and shall not exceed one third of the total credits in programs requiring more than 36.