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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

REGULAR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for the MASTER'S PROGRAM or the PHILOSOPHY DEGREE

The Graduate Council establishes the major requirements for admission to Graduate Programs at TuskegeeUniversity based on the recommendations of the Program Directors. The minimum requirements are asfollows:

1. A baccalaureate or professional degree earned from an accredited college oruniversity. (The program in Occupational Therapy (OT) is an exception to this rule).

2. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 based on the 4.00 scale grading system forall previous work.

3. Official transcripts.

4. Personal statement.

5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

6. Resume

7. GRE Scores

*8. ETS/WES Scores (original)

*9. Bank Statement

*10. Affidavit of support

*11. TOEFL

*Non US citizens or residents require special consideration for admission

Students should provide three recommendations from persons acquainted with their academic program and scholastic ability. These recommendations should be forwarded directly to the Director or Chairof the Department in which the applicant intends to specialize. The Department may set higher standardsthan the minimum requirements. These standards are available from the departments.

Graduates of Tuskegee University or from other accredited institutions, which have substantiallythe same requirements for the bachelor's degree, are eligible to seek admission to a program of graduate studies. The applicant should request that transcripts be sent to the Graduate Studies and Research Office.

No action will be taken on the applications without all required documentation. The Admissions Office will coordinate the processing of the application materials with the appropriate graduatedepartment.

The application fee is required and is non-refundable. Requests for graduate fellowships and/orassistantships with recommendations should be submitted to the department in which the studentwishes to specialize. Any offer made to applicants by target units for financial support requiresapproval of the GSR.

GRADUATION RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

The policy of the Graduate School of Tuskegee University is to accept applicants with GRE verbaland quantitative scores of 540 and above on paper test (range 200-800). New GRE scores based oncomputer tests (range 130-170) are required after August 2011 with equivalent score of 156). However,applicants with lower GRE verbal and quantitative scores are encouraged to submit their scores forconsideration by the Graduate School. Graduate Record Examination scores more than FIVE YEARSOLD are not acceptable as fulfillment of the GRE requirement.

GRE (http://www.ets.org/) is administered worldwide and in the USA. Information and registrationforms may also be obtained from the Testing Office, 100-E Old Administration Building, TuskegeeUniversity, Tuskegee University, Alabama 36088.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: TOEFL scores and WES Evaluation

International students who have adequate preparation for graduate study are invited to apply for admission to Graduate Programs. A $35 non-refundable application fee is required. In addition to the otherentrance credentials, applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence to the GSR Officeof adequate training in the use of English. This ordinarily would mean a score of at least 500 on the paper-based test, or its equivalent on Internet-based test (61) and on computer-based test (173) on the TOEFLexamination. TOEFL scores are considered official when they are sent directly to the Office of GSR fromthe Educational Testing Service (ETS). Other copies are not considered official.

Arrangements for taking TOEFL may be made by writing to

TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151,

Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, USA

(http://www.ets.org/).

All international students applying for admission must submit their transcripts to World EducationServices (WES) in New York, for evaluation and certification.

The address is P. O. Box

745, Old Chelsea Station,

New York, NY 10011.

International students who are granted admission to the Graduate Programs may consult with TuskegeeUniversity's Office of International Programs regarding US residency and visa requirements.

ADMISSION AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT

Admission in this category is restricted primarily to students who may benefit professionally fromadditional study at the graduate level. These students may subsequently apply for regular admission toGraduate Programs. However, the courses taken as a non-degree student will not be used for fulfilling therequirements of the graduate degree.

Students who have been dismissed from the Graduate Programs may enroll as non-degree students. However, the credits earned in this category may not be subsequently applied toward a graduate degree atTuskegee University.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The college requires no additional information beyond is required for general admissions set by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at Tuskegee University.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The college requires no additional information beyond is required for general admissions set by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at Tuskegee University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A transfer student must indicate on the application for admission all previous colleges or
universities attended. A student who has registered in other colleges and/or universities may not
disregard his/her record in such institutions and make application for admission to Tuskegee
University solely on the basis of the high school record. Any student who does so is subject to
suspension from the University and transfer credit will be denied.
A student who transfers to Tuskegee University from other colleges and universities is
governed by the following specific requirements and procedures:
1. A transfer student must satisfy the general orientation requirement. If the transfer
student transfers at least 30 semester hours, only one semester of orientation is
required; otherwise, two semesters of orientation must be taken.
2. A transfer student who has not received transfer credit for Mathematics, English,
and Reading, and who does not present satisfactory records on tests specified by
the University must take Placement Examinations prescribed before enrolling in
any courses.
3. A transfer student must satisfy Physical Education
requirements.
4. A transfer student must be eligible to reenter the institution last attended when
application for admission to Tuskegee University is submitted.
5. A student desiring to transfer to Tuskegee University must be able to furnish the
following:
a. A letter of good standing from the institution last attended.
b. A certificate of high school work covering the Tuskegee University
requirements for admission.
c. An official transcript of the work done in all institutions prior to application for admission to Tuskegee. This transcript should reach the Admissions
Office of Tuskegee University at least one month before the date the
candidate expects to enroll. If possible, a marked catalog showing courses
referred to in the transcript presented should be submitted.
d. A cumulative grade point average that meets at least the minimum
academic retention level set by Tuskegee University as defined in this
document under the section on "Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal".
6. Credit for courses transferred to Tuskegee University is awarded under the normal
conditions prevailing in institutions of higher education:
a. The courses accepted and the number of hours completed determine the
classification of a transfer student.
b. Transfer credit is given only for courses approved by the Dean of the
School in which the student applies for admission. Transfer credit will be
awarded on a course-by-course basis. Courses in which students earned
"D" grades will not be considered for transfer credit.
c. Credit toward graduation is given only for courses that have been approved
for transfer by the dean. The maximum transfer credit allowed to meet
degree requirements will not exceed 80 hours.
d. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be considered for transfer.
e. Courses in which credit was not awarded for the degree will not be
considered for transfer credit.
7. A student who wishes to apply for financial assistance should request each
postsecondary institution attended to forward an official financial aid transcript to
the Tuskegee University Office of Student Financial Services.